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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 with expertise in an array of IT matters including IT system development, supply agreements and telecoms infrastructure agreements. Also advises on regulatory aspects of transactional and corporate mandates in the IT sector. Maintains a media practice focused on distribution rights and licensing issues. Acts on behalf of private clients in the media, energy and technology industries as well as state-owned entities and municipalities.

Strengths
Sources report the advice is "to the point," and the team "always reverts quickly and within the timeframes agreed."

Interviewees note that the team is "good at simplifying things for clients and taking things from a commercial prospective."

Work highlights
Advised Blackwood Seven on capital infusions from a range of investors.

Notable practitioners
Arly Carlquist is adroit at dealing with licensing matters, as well as advising on technology agreements and compliance. Interviewees remark that "he has a very good overview."

Niels Andersen is "very recognised in the market" and handles a variety of issues, including arbitration, outsourcing and licensing matters. Market sources regard him as a "commercial and pragmatic lawyer."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Media & Entertainment

Bech-Bruun’s seven-partner group represents a wide range of clients from the music, radio and film industry. Co-practice head Niels M. Andersen advises PR company Quarterback on various matters, including recording agreements, license agreements and management agreements. The team also handles various sport-related issues; an example is the ongoing advice for the Danish Football Association on the UEFA European Championship finals in 2020.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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