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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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Advertising & Marketing – Lewis Silkin’s Annual Review

11 January 2022

Please join us for our annual review of the key legal and regulatory developments in the advertising and marketing sector during 2021, and our look ahead to what is coming up in 2022.

Ads & Brands Law Digest: January 2021

06 January 2022

Welcome to the December 2021 edition of our Digest, covering legal and regulatory developments from the last few weeks relevant to advertising, marketing, and brand-owning businesses.

Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisitions of Access and Reddico

17 December 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisitions of two further digital agencies, Access and Reddico. Together with the acquisitions of TRGT, Catch and Widerfunnel, Sideshow have announced five acquisitions since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February. These acquisitions 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: December 2021

06 December 2021

Welcome to the December 2021 edition of our Digest, covering legal and regulatory developments from the last few weeks relevant to advertising, marketing and brand-owning businesses. As usual, for each item we provide a succinct summary accompanied by a link to the full text of the relevant official source or our own report.

ASA Chief Executive Guy Parker in conversation Fireside chat highlights

03 December 2021

On Tuesday afternoon, Brinsley Dresden, Partner and Head of our Advertising & Marketing Sector Focus Group, welcomed Guy Parker, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), for their second annual fireside chat to discuss how the ASA is facing up to some of the big issues in the advertising and marketing industry.

Join Brinsley Dresden for a fireside chat with Guy Parker Chief Executive of the ASA

30 November 2021

Join Brinsley Dresden and the UK’s key advertising regulator, Guy Parker, for a virtual fireside chat as we discuss current advertising and marketing hot topics.

What we can learn from contrasting ASA decisions on ‘green’ almond milk ads: Brinsley Dresden writes for The Grocer

19 November 2021

Environmental claims should be based on an analysis of the full lifecycle of a product, including production, transportation, and retail.

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The emerging agency buyers - Private Equity and Employee Ownership Trusts…same same but different

11 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.

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