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Digital, Commerce & Creative

Realising a successful business in today’s market requires the right blend of digitisation, commercial insight and creativity.

The Digital, Commerce and Creative team is at the forefront of innovative change keeping pace with the evolving business world. Offering deep industry knowledge and expertise, the team is made of leading practitioners, rising stars and curious thinkers (many with in-house experience) with a desire to help you grow and enhance your business and navigate ever evolving regulatory landscapes.

From AI, technology, NFT’s and blockchain solutions, route to market strategies (such as platforms, agency, distribution and franchise arrangements) and IP heavy deals (such as sponsorship, branded content, talent, licensing and production deals), through to business process outsourcing, sale and purchase of goods and services, media buying, consumer and advisory matters, and regulatory investigations, we provide commercially savvy advice in a manner that helps you to cut through the complexities, manage risk and achieve your goals – that #winning outcome.

We communicate clearly and succinctly. We will tell you if something is ‘market’ or not, and we don’t shy away from numbers. We will tailor our service to your needs, which might mean an end-to-end service on a complex project or a simple ‘red flag’ report of key risks.

Our converged legal offering includes:

Digital, Commerce and Creative 

You can view our latest two Digital, Commerce & Creative blog posts below and our full blog here.

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Treading the payment tightrope: can you still rely on the ‘limited network exclusion’ or might you now need a licence to carry out regulated payment services?

13 April 2022

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has recently published final guidelines on the application of the limited network exclusion (LNE) under the revised Payment Services Directive ((EU) 2015/2366) (PSD2). The guidelines apply to national competent authorities (NCA), which post-Brexit does not include the UK FCA. The UK FCA published its updated guidance on the application of the LNE under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (PSRs) in November 2021, through PS21/19, PERG 15 of its Perimeter Guidance manual, and the latest version of its Payment Services and Electronic Money - Our Approach document.

Act now or pay later? FCA publishes important guidance on ensuring fair terms in unregulated Buy Now Pay Later credit agreements

24 February 2022

In relation to unregulated “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) credit agreements, the government has consulted and intends to bring these products within the scope of regulation

Buy Now Pay Later: FCA regulation appears to be looming. What might this mean for those offering this form of payment option?

29 October 2021

Businesses that offer regulated credit agreements must be authorised to do so by the UK’s FCA and must comply with relevant FCA rules as well as requirements in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and subsidiary legislation.

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Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

21 October 2021

Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.

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Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment

01 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.

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Lewis Silkin has advised BGF on a £14 million investment in Victorian Sliders.

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Lewis Silkin has advised BGF on a £14 million investment in Victorian Sliders, a South Wales based business which is the UK’s only fully integrated, specialist manufacturer of uPVC sash windows.

Misrepresentation: the pitfalls of pre-contract statements

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Prior to the conclusion of a contract parties will often make statements to each other - during negotiations, in tender documents and in a variety of other ways. Most pre-contract statements are carefully considered. But sometimes statements are made which are false or misleading. When false statements induce an innocent party to enter into a contract the consequences can be serious.

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