Associated services

Our lawyers advise on the full range of digital media, combining expertise in all the key fields from broadcast through to music.

Our extensive experience across digital platforms means that we are able to advise on the most challenging issues confronting all the digital media industries.

We act for a wide range of clients in the digital space, from some of the biggest names in the digital, entertainment and media industry to tech start-ups and innovators.

Associated services

Our lawyers advise on the full range of digital media, combining expertise in all the key fields from broadcast through to music.

Our extensive experience across digital platforms means that we are able to advise on the most challenging issues confronting all the digital media industries.

We act for a wide range of clients in the digital space, from some of the biggest names in the digital, entertainment and media industry to tech start-ups and innovators.

Recommendations

‘Martin Ochs: his mix between business/commercialism and legal is what makes him perfect for us. He gives good and useful advice.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘With “true sector expertise”, Hamlins LLP is particularly well-known for its experience in the music sector, where it acts for UK music collecting societies, musicians and music publishers. Martin Ochs (who attracts praise for his “brilliant attention to detail and knowledge of copyright law”) leads the music sector practice. Beyond the music space, the group has a strong media offering headed up by Christopher Hutchings.’

Legal 500 2021 - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘True sector expertise.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘Hamlins LLP stands out for its contentious music practice; the team, which is led by Martin Ochs (Next Generation Partner), handles litigation for the leading UK collecting societies, PPL, PRS For Music and PPLPRS.’

Legal 500 2020 - Media and Entertainment (Tier 3)

‘Christopher Hutchings (Notable Practitioner) heads the firm’s entertainment and media department and is noted for his extensive experience in reputation management matters including defamation and privacy disputes.’

Chambers and Partners 2020 (Notable Practitioner)

The team delivers ‘sensible, commercial advice’ and the team has ‘particularly good knowledge of the music business’.

Legal 500 2019

We cover the full spectrum of digital and entertainment law, including all areas of:

    • App and videogame development, publishing, licensing and multi-jurisdictional compliance, across genres/platforms/territories and the underlying rights issues flowing from these
    • Online retail, e-commerce and consumer facing regulation across platforms, from helping companies to ensure they are compliant with the latest consumer regulations to advising upon all aspects of the purchase journey
    • Technology Infrastructure, including software licensing, hardware maintenance, support and hosting
    • Broadcasting and Audio Visual Digital exploitation – the acquisition, production, commissioning, aggregation, licensing and distribution of Programmes and Video content (including clips) across digital media networks and platforms (including VOD, DTO, EST, TV Everywhere and OTT) and management of Programme and Underlying rights
    • Brands and IP management – how to maximise the protection, exploitation and licensing of intellectual property rights; formulating IP strategies; compliance and infringement of IP rights
    • Sponsorship and Endorsement – securing and negotiating numerous headline and key sponsorship and merchandising licenses (for both licensors and licensees) within the Sports and Entertainment field
    • Music Commissioning, Synchronisation and Licensing
    • Talent commissioning, sponsorship, endorsement, promotions
    • Merchandising and Co-Branding Partnerships
    • Corporate Acquisitions and Financing – securing finance for specific development projects and funding rounds, corporate re-structuring, asset and sale purchases and establishment of Joint Ventures
    • Social Media, UGC, Digital Advertising and Marketing (including behavioural, F2P models, non-static, native etc), online marketing strategies, co-branding, agency transactions, online promotions and competitions compliance, moderation and user generated content
    • Data protection and privacy compliance across territories
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