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.
You can view our latest 2 AdLaw blog posts below and our full blog here.
The emerging agency buyers - Private Equity and Employee Ownership Trusts…same same but different11 November 2021
Gone are the days when independent agencies were faced with a simple choice of which global holding network they could attract to buy them.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Catch Digital and Widerfunnel Marketing Inc.12 October 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisitions of Catch and Widerfunnel. Together with the acquisition of TRGT in July, Sideshow have announced three acquisitions since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February. These demonstrate that the Sideshow Group is following through on its ambitions to become a global challenger in digital experience and marketing services, and we are delighted to support those ambitions.
Ads & Brands Law Digest: September 202106 October 2021
Welcome to the September 2021 issue of our monthly Ads & Brands Law Digest.
New Green Claims Code - helping you see the wood for the trees30 September 2021
This week, the CMA launched their eagerly anticipated Green Claims Code. The new Code comes ahead of a clampdown by the CMA on misleading and ambiguous green claims, including online or offline claims.
CMA to crack down on greenwashing with ‘Green Claims Code’: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Drum20 September 2021
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – a UK government regulatory body – is cracking down on environmental and sustainability claims, warning that businesses have until the new year to ensure their claims comply with the law.
Will we have to stop offers on cakes and soft drinks to meet ‘junk food’ rules? Alex Meloy writes for The Times15 September 2021
Q: Will we have to stop offers on cakes and soft drinks to meet ‘junk food’ rules?
What is your view on the Online Safety Bill? Geraint Lloyd-Taylor for Verdict13 September 2021
The very companies that the UK is trying to reign in become the arbiters of what speech should be allowed online.
Return to the workplace: Dealing with surplus office space03 September 2021
In this video Patrick Brown sets out options for corporate occupiers who have found themselves with surplus space post pandemic.