Advertising & Marketing
We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We have advised the founders of advertising agencies which became icons of the British advertising industry, to many of the world’s largest agency networks, as well as leading independent agencies.
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 GDPR), advertising regulation, talent contracts, employment status of freelancers and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.
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You can view our latest 2 AdLaw blog posts below and our full blog here.
Alex Kelham writes for LawInSport: The challenges of digitally placed advertising: Ofcom’s decisions on ‘undue prominence’ from the Singapore Grand Prix15 October 2018
Alex Kelham has authored an article for LawInSport on how Ofcom (the British regulator of TV broadcasting in the UK) felt Formula One Management (FOM) had gone too far with its commercial creativity in its coverage of the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix.
Advertising & Marketing - Group Actions for misleading advertising campaigns: if not now, when?18 September 2018
For some time it has been possible for consumers to seek redress directly in the face of misleading marketing campaigns.
Jo Farmer speaks at the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference 2018 (DMEXCO 2018)14 September 2018
Lewis Silkin Partner, Jo Farmer, spoke at DMEXCO 2018 where 40,000 of the worlds marketers, digital publishers and platforms descended on Cologne, Germany, on the 12 and 13 September.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for LexisNexis: Brexit: deal or no deal—how will it impact the advertising and marketing sector?07 September 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor looks at the legal implications of Brexit for the advertising and marketing sector under the withdrawal agreement scenario and no deal scenario.
Alan Hunt writes for Essential Retail: A prime question: ‘one-day delivery’ guarantees and eCommerce30 August 2018
In an article for Essential retail, Alan Hunt discusses the ASA banning Amazon for promising one-day delivery in its advertising, as it is not delivering on this very promise.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Drum: Tui ad banned by ASA for claiming that summer 'includes October'23 August 2018
In an article for The Drum, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments on the ASA banning Tui advertising summer holiday packages in September and October, as the offers are misleading to customers.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Technical Associates Group23 July 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of the Technical Associates Group (“TAG”), a specialist technical content and digital marketing business focused on the industrial engineering sector, on 12 July 2018.
Matthew Rowbotham writes for PR Week: Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model29 June 2018
In an article for PR Week, Matthew Rowbotham comments on how employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors, and asks, is PR ready to share?