Advertising & Marketing
We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We advised the founders of advertising agencies which went on to become icons of the British advertising industry, and key components of the world’s leading agency networks.
Along the way, we’ve advised them on mergers and acquisitions, public company flotations and ultimately on to their sale. We helped them hire people and fire people, and now we teach them how look after millennials. We advised on them on their contracts, their IP, their premises, their disputes, their tax and their immigration issues.
But a few years ago, advertisers began to realize that if they wanted specialist advertising advice, they should speak to a firm that is immersed in the business. So now we advise them too, particularly in relation to data protection and privacy (including the General Data Protection Regulations), advertising regulation, talent contracts, gender pay gap reporting obligations and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.
Preparing your ownership structure for success02 November 2017
We regularly advise on how agencies can best share their equity with a wider group of people, attracting and incentivising employees in the process.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 613 October 2017
Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.
HR Academy09 October 2017
The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.
Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media in raising £1.5million on its third funding round06 October 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Blend Media on its third funding round, in which £1.5 million of investment was secured bringing the total to £2.6 million.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group Plc on its acquisition of Charterhouse Research Ltd26 September 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group Plc (“Next 15”), the digital communications group, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Charterhouse Research Ltd (“Charterhouse”) through its data and insights subsidiary, MIG Global Limited (“MIG”). This deal marks the fourth acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on by Next 15 this year.
Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited15 September 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited. This deal, worth £5.5 million, marks the third Next 15 acquisition this year alone on which the Lewis Silkin team has advised.
Adam Glass comments for The Global Legal Post: 'Bell Pottinger goes into administration'13 September 2017
Adam Glass, Litigation Partner, who advised the PRCA in relation to the Bell Pottinger investigation, has commented in an article for The Global Legal Post which reports on the recent announcement that PR firm Bell Pottinger has gone into administration.