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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 outsourcing, data protection 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 manufacturing industries, as well as local municipalities.

Strengths
One interviewee describes Bech-Bruun as "a firm that takes a genuine interest in knowing their clients."

Work highlights
Assisted Accenture with its acquisition of a Danish advertising and media company, Hjaltelin Stahl, involving due diligence on IP, IT and media-related matters.

Notable practitioners
The "excellent" Niels Andersen is a respected lawyer who regularly advises clients on IT-related M&A transactions, outsourcing proceedings, licensing issues and regulatory matters. One client remarks that he is "constructive at finding solutions,"while another describes him as "exceptionally good at catching the important aspects of cases." 

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Media & Entertainment

Ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun advises on film and music matters in connection with broadcasting through radio, TV, cinema and online streaming. The practice has expertise in the drafting and negotiation of industry agreements, licensing matters as well as transactional work in the media and entertainment industries. The practice also advises on conclusion and collaboration agreements involving film and entertainment companies. Niels M. Andersen is experienced in litigating on behalf of picture and video licensing corporations on copyright matters.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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