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The need for legal advice and protection of rights is larger than ever before. Every day, millions of consumers download, stream and buy music, games, movies and news online. The risk of illegal exploitation of rights has grown in step with the increasing digitisation of media and entertainment. And this may lead to substantial financial losses for producers, publishers and artists.

We specialise in all areas of the media and entertainment industry. We have many years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts. With our rights protection programme we are furthermore able to monitor the market, investigate suspicious cases and react quickly should anyone attempt to exploit or abuse the rights of our clients. 

We represent record companies, TV stations, the movie industry and music, agency and advertising agencies, artists, film producers and rights organisations.

Our advisory services include:

  • Music, films and games
  • Advertisements
  • Internet
  • Newspapers, books and other publications
  • Sports and sponsorship agreements
  • Concerts, theatre and events
  • Production and distribution
  • Publication agreements
  • Rights holder organisations
  • Clearing of rights
  • Marketing and licensing
  • Press and media law. 

Due to our broad expertise we consider all aspects at all times, providing you with the best possible advisory services. Our lawyers not only have insight into the commercial challenges particular to this industry, but also knowledge about the media industry as such. Because of this, our clients often use us as a sounding board and for negotiation of difficult agreements. 

Furthermore, we often cooperate with lawyers in our other practice groups, for instance Data Protection, EU and Competition, Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Designs, Marketing & Advertising.

 


Media & Entertainment

TMT

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What the team is known for
Well-regarded team often advising on data privacy matters. Also handles IT outsourcing mandates, including procurement processes. Additionally assists with licence agreements.

Strengths
One source appreciates that the lawyers offer advice "tailored to our specific needs and with a huge understanding of the facts and our business."

Another interviewee similarly notes that "Bech-Bruun has a high level of commitment to its clients," and underlines the lawyers' "pragmatic approach to legal issues."

Notable practitioners
Niels Andersen is a respected lawyer who advises on a broad range of IT mandates, including licensing matters and technology agreements.

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Media & Entertainment

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun primarily advises its high-profile client roster on issues concerning the distribution of film and music via radio, TV, cinema and online streaming methods. It has extensive experience in commercial contracts and IP, acting for individual right holders, record companies, broadcasters and advertising agencies; the group also handles industry agreements, licensing matters, dispute resolution and transactional work. Leading the practice, Niels M. Andersen specialises in the enforcement of IP rights, including copyrights in musical works, games and motion pictures. Other names to note include antitrust expert Simon Evers Hjelmborg and Claus Barrett Christiansen.

‘Very skilled and accommodating team dedicated to simple and fast processes. Always easy to reach.’

‘Committed, knowledge and have the ability to anticipate the situation.’

‘Working with senior attorneys makes everything easier and more agile. A pragmatic approach along with the capacity to grasp complexity.‘

Legal 500, Media and Entertainment

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