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Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes Partner

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I joined Lewis Silkin in September 2023 as a Partner in the Digital, Commerce & Creative team.

I am a qualified IP & Entertainment Lawyer; Experienced COO; Brand Founder; Expert in all things creator talent, influencer and social; Founder & CEO to Digital Creator Association.

Having spent seven years at a leading media agency (MGOMD) in Account Director roles, I retrained as a media and entertainment lawyer specialising in intellectual property for talent, distributors and brands: from publishing, to film, music and TV, licensing, distribution and more. I trained at and qualified into Lewis Silkin LLP in 2011.

With a wealth of experience within the talent, social media, entertainment and advertising industries, I joined Gleam Futures in November 2014 as Legal, Strategy and Business Affairs Director and later became COO, where I was instrumental in Gleam’s dynamic growth and eventual sale to Dentsu Inc. As well as developing and building successful brands with some of the world’s best digital-first talent, as the strategic, commercial, financial and global operations lead, I managed multiple successful teams across Gleam’s three territories as it went from a small start-up to an international multi-million EBIT business.

I left Gleam Futures in 2021 following its successful sale and as well as providing legal and advisory services to businesses in the creator economy he has co-founded multiple digital creator led brands in the beauty and fashion industries, whilst founding and being CEO of the UK’s only creator-focused trade body, The Digital Creator Association.
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