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We advise on corporate deals across all sectors and are seasoned dealmakers in the creative industries, including film, TV, music, live events, marketing & brands, digital, design, fashion, theatre and sport.

We offer specialist strategic and business affairs advice on all types of corporate deals from setting up businesses, shareholder arrangements, sales and acquisitions to management buy outs, joint ventures and investment arrangements as well as offering employment related advice and handling general commercial agreements.

Years of collective experience mean that we are better placed than most other law firms in dealing with issues that frequently arise in creative industry corporate deals including complex earn out structures, rights ownership and the importance of key creative individuals.

For every deal we negotiate, we draw on the knowledge of relevant sector specialists in the firm and benefit from their cross-media expertise, particularly with respect to due diligence exercises and commercial points on media transactions.

Examples of the areas our advice covers are:

  • Incorporating and structuring start-up companies
  • Private company share and asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Complex earn-out structures
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Joint ventures and investor / shareholder arrangements
  • Corporate restructuring, capital reductions and share buy-backs
  • Private placings
  • LLP and partnership agreements
  • Management buy ins and buy outs
  • Employment matters
  • EMI Options schemes
  • Finance and security agreements
  • General commercial agreements

“Wise and experienced”— Legal 500