Lewis Silkin expands top-ranked media & entertainment team with key hire
01 October 2015
Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of digital media expert David Deakin as a partner in the firm’s renowned Media, Brands and Technology (MBT) team. He joins Lewis Silkin from Wiggin LLP where he drove many digital media initiatives.
Digital media expert David Deakin joins as partner
LONDON – City law firm Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of digital media expert David Deakin as a partner in the firm’s renowned Media, Brands and Technology (MBT) team. He joins Lewis Silkin from Wiggin LLP where he drove many digital media initiatives.
Deakin advises clients on all aspects of the creation, development, distribution, and marketing of digital activity, including consumer facing and regulatory issues, across video, publishing, games and apps, social media, technology and e-commerce. He has particular expertise in the convergence of such activities, and the exploitation of new forms of content, products and services. His previous experience includes more than a decade in-house, including as the Head of Legal for Digital Media at BBC Worldwide and as Head of Commercial at Sportal.com.
He joins the firm just as its media and entertainment team was named in this year’s Legal 500 ranking as Tier 1, recognising it as best-in-class within the industry. The team’s breadth of expertise in digital media and brand entertainment has led to it working with some of the biggest names in mobile, computer and casual gaming, online music, entertainment and news portals as well as market leaders in branded content, broadcast networks, online channels and social talent.
Giles Crown, partner and head of the Media, Brands & Technology team at Lewis Silkin LLP, commented:
“David is a tremendously experienced media and technology lawyer, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team and the firm more widely. His reputation and insight as a key adviser to some of the biggest names in digital media will further strengthen our already thriving offering in this sector, and ensure we are best placed to support the ever-evolving and highly complex needs of our clients.”
“It’s a very exciting time to be joining the Lewis Silkin team, as the firm continues to go from strength to strength. As part of a team which has just been recognised as one of the absolute best in the business, I look forward to playing a part in helping to address the unique legal and commercial challenges faced by this dynamic sector.”
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