The firm and its partners are internationally recognised for their leading expertise advising major international fixed and wireless operators, governments, regulators as well as owner managed operators and resellers throughout the world.

Broadcasters

  • drafting and negotiating broadcasting licenses and tenders for licenses
  • commercial and regulatory advice on interactive TV and on demand services (such as televised shopping and gaming and interactive advertising)
  • providing a pan-European review of TV performance rights, licence fees and collecting societies arrangements for a major cable operator
  • advised a major UK TV broadcaster on international regulatory matters
  • advised a major international cable operator on regulatory matters
  • advised BBC Worldwide on broadcasting regulations in a particular jurisdiction, then working with the local regulators and Parliament to ensure that crucial amendments were made.
  • advised a well known FM radio station on UK and international regulatory issues
  • advising an international channel on EU broadcasting regulatory issues
  • drafted Channel and TV format licensing agreements
  • advised an Interactive TV channel on a range of commercial agreements
  • provided commercial and corporate advice to a TV dating channel
  • advised the leading DTH satellite broadcaster in Italy on EU regulatory issues

Cable Operations

  • advised cable operator on establishing an MVNO
  • advised a telephony over cable telecoms provider on the regulatory treatment of bundling and joint-marketing by telecoms operators in the UK, Spain, France and Canada
  • cable provider on issues relating to launching a telephony service, bundling of services
  • advised cable operator on online gaming
  • advised cable operator on music copyright issues
  • advised several major international telecoms operators on range of UK and EU regulatory issues
  • providing regulatory advice to a significant UK cable operator

Content

  • content regulation issues (ethical standards, rating and classification requirements, explicit content issues, etc) and compliance with codes of practice
  • drafting terms and conditions for one of Europe’s largest mobile content providers
  • regulatory advice to a number of mobile and on-line content providers
  • advised the purchaser of a mobile content provider
  • regulatory and commercial advice on online and mobile content
  • advised on the regulation and sale of Adult content over the internet and via mobile phones
  • traditional book publisher on strategic issues and opportunities
  • online gaming
  • advised an innovative online content provider on commercial and regulatory matters
  • negotiating content purchase and distribution agreements
  • drafting and negotiating a range of media-related agreements, including publishing agreements, merchandising rights, electronic media rights and co-edition agreements
  • distance selling, ecommerce and online gaming issues

Mobile Content and Applications

  • negotiating a global procurement deal with a major international mobile operator for a financial clearing house
  • advised the purchaser of a mobile content provider
  • provided regulatory advice to a number of mobile and on-line content providers
  • advising on content regulation, codes of practice, distance selling regulation and ecommerce
  • content regulation issues (ethical standards, rating and classification requirements, explicit content issues, etc) and compliance with codes of practice
  • Drafting terms and conditions for one of Europe’s largest mobile content providers
  • regulatory advice to a number of mobile and on-line content providers
  • advised the purchaser of a mobile content provider
  • regulatory and commercial advice on online and mobile content
  • advised on the regulation and sale of Adult content over the internet and via mobile phones
  • ringtone providers on copyright issues

Music

  • advising on the creation of a new music label focussed on ethnic music
  • advising on issues relating to the music collecting societies PRS (performing rights royalties) etc
  • advising on copyright issues relating to the creation and sale of ringtones
  • music publishing, whether traditional, on-line or mobile

Intellectual Property

We are experienced in IP related issues concerning our specialist sectors and are able to draw on the expertise of our consultants and alliance partners where appropriate.