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Lewis Silkin receives Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press Release29 September 2022
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK released yesterday, earning 82 individual lawyer and practice rankings. In this edition we have seven top tier practice rankings, one new entry and three improved rankings.
Press Release15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
18 July 2022
Shinfield Studios development set to bring Hollywood to the Thames Valley.
24 June 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised ustwo in its transition to an EOT. As of April 2022, founders Mills and Sinx, and shareholder Marcus Woxneryd reduced their equity in ustwo studios and transferred the majority ownership of the business to all current and future employees.
Shipwrecking online pirates: we can’t wait for a change in the wind, we need to adjust their sails to force a change of course20 April 2022
As life begins to return to some sort of normality after the huge disruption caused by COVID, we have been reflecting on how the swift imposition of lockdowns and other restrictions escalated what was likely to be a greater shift to the consumption of digital entertainment content via the internet and streaming services; both the legitimate and illegal kinds.
17 March 2022
The UK government has brought its long-awaited Online Safety Bill (OSB) before Parliament, introducing new criminal sanctions for tech company executives and senior managers alongside further criminal offences.
Press03 February 2022
The code that powers the website of the viral puzzle game Wordle can be copied and saved to continue playing it for the next seven years, it has been revealed.
25 January 2022
A DCMS report says the "unclear" draft legislation doesn't do enough to tackle child abuse and violence against women and girls.
20 October 2021
LONDON – Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Nick Allan as a legal director to lead the firm’s growing practice in interactive entertainment.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
15 September 2021
On-demand programme services (ODPS) have been regulated for many years now, but since November 2020 the definition of an ODPS has been significantly extended. Guidance issued by Ofcom in September 2021 clarifies who has to notify, and who, therefore, will be regulated as an ODPS. No longer is it just “TV-like” services that are regulated.
17 June 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Press12 March 2021
In-house lawyers in the music industry say two court rulings that ordered internet service providers to block access to stream-ripping websites will encourage them to target other services that have slipped through the net, and will add weight to their demands for legislative changes.
28 January 2021
It’s impossible to answer this question without taking a closer look at the esports ecosystem. Although there are certain parallels to draw with traditional sports (with professional players, teams, leagues and championships) there are also significant differences. In particular, the international and national federation structure as seen in traditional sports is generally absent in esports.
New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report: Cliff Fluet comments for Music & Copyright
Press07 December 2020
Why are financial investors so interested in music publishing as a financial asset? Cliff Fluet provides his thoughts on the matter in Music & Copyright.
Inside the rise of the political micro-influencer: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Financial Times
Press26 October 2020
Mid-tier social media stars are being hired by marketing agencies to push political messages. The Instagram account of Lauren Hansen, a Wisconsin-based blogger with around 12,000 followers, does not immediately look like a place for politics. But nestled between the fashion tips and baby videos that fill her feed is evidence that Ms Hansen has become part of a new wave of online campaigning.
26 October 2020
Does your website/app/platform allow the sharing of videos? Even just as an add-on to its main activities? If so new regulations governing video sharing platforms need to be on your radar.
17 July 2020
As the power of the influencer increases, as does the importance for brands to not only find the perfect talent for their campaign, but to ensure a happy and long-lasting relationship.
Deal13 May 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised longstanding client Walker Books on the sale of the group to Trustbridge Global Media.
28 April 2020
It is estimated that 20% of the world’s population is living under some form of lockdown as various governments roundly seek to combat the spread of Covid-19. The impact has seen businesses forced to adapt to a reality that they would never have envisaged. Measures in the UK have left a variety of sectors reeling as shops have shut, operations have been restricted and events have been cancelled.