Olswang

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Olswang

Olswang is an international law firm recognised for our deep industry expertise in technology, media and telecoms. Olswang has a leading and well-established team advising the publishing sector across the book (trade, educational and business), magazine and newspaper businesses.

Olswang is an international law firm recognised for our deep industry expertise in technology, media and telecoms.

Our network of offices spans Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Singapore and together with our 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms, we are able to advise clients across EMEA, the US and South-East Asia.

Our heritage is in media and we are immersed in the sector. Our media industry clients are the leading players in the television, film, music, marketing services, radio, theatre, newspaper and publishing industries. Our intimate knowledge of the sector and its players as well as our experience in dealing with all types of media transactions and disputes means we can quickly focus on what really matters. We like to get things done and we have a strong reputation for our commercial approach.

Olswang has a leading and well-established team advising the publishing sector across the book (trade, educational and business), magazine and newspaper businesses. The sector is a challenging environment. Margins are tight and business models are being disrupted by radical changes in the way content is distributed and consumed.

Publishers need advice which is nimble and responsive, and professionals who understand the technology and business models which the digitisation of written content has brought to the industry, and ways of procuring and protecting the audiovisual and interactive content with which "traditional" publishers are now engaging.

Our intellectual property team clears content and advises on the protection of brands. Our commercial lawyers advise on publishing and distribution agreements, as well as the complexities of agreements with digital resellers and direct supply to customers. Our reputation management lawyers carry out pre-publication review to avoid the publication of information or comments which might later lead to publishers being pursued through the courts. Our dispute resolution lawyers successfully act for leading publishers on the most high profile defamation cases. We have a history of advising on cases involving contempt of court, the Official Secrets Act, and confidentiality agreements. Our advertising and regulatory team ensures that the advertising models used to optimise content and the regulatory matrix which governs its dissemination are properly addressed. We also have corporate lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the publishing industry, and they work closely with our tax and finance teams to ensure that transactions are structured intelligently and to the greatest benefit to our clients. 

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Victoria Gaskell
Commercial Partner & Co-head of Media

Paul Guite
Corporate Partner & Co-head of Media

Jasmine Welch
Business Development Executive
 
 

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