Practice Areas

MUSIC

TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

  • Recording, producing, distribution, songwriting and publishing agreements;
  • Music licensing agreements across all distribution channels;
  • Merchandising, touring and appearance agreements;
  • Endorsements, sponsorships, advertising, promotions and brand agreements;
  • Emerging media and technology agreements;
  • Intra-group agreements governing recording relationships and group ownership;
  • Management and agency representation agreements;
  • Film and television executive music producer, composer and soundtrack agreements;
  • Complex projects involving the clearance of multiparty rights in connection with the exploitation of music properties in all media platforms;
  • Trademark and copyright licence agreement amongst others.

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Legal opinions on a variety of issues such as copyright issues, royalties, licensing, legal and regulatory restrictions and compliances, data privacy, etc.

FILM AND TELEVISION

TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

  • Talent and services agreements for actors and on-screen talent in connection with film, television, and new media projects, including in both scripted and unscripted productions;
  • Sponsorship and endorsement deals on behalf of film stars, television personalities or the corporate sponsors;
  • Negotiating on behalf of and representation of producers, directors, screenwriters, composers, in connection with their participation and endeavours in the film and television industry. On behalf of these clients, our work includes drafting and negotiating complex engagements, multi-platform distribution and licensing agreements;
  • Complex projects involving the clearance of multiparty rights in connection with the exploitation of intellectual property in film and television;
  • Structuring film financing;
  • Negotiating deals for production houses;
  • Monitoring online streaming to ensure compliance to agreements;
  • Negotiating deals with film distributors, DTH and OTT service providers, and multiplexes/cinema houses.

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Libel read opinions;
  • Script clearance memos;
  • Risk assessment memos on a variety of issues such as personality rights, publicity rights, privacy issues, brand-related challenges.

SPORTS AND GAMING

TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

Sports:

  • Event Rights Agreements;
  • Media Rights Agreements;
  • Digital Rights Agreements;
  • Ground Sponsorship Rights Agreements, Broadcast Sponsor Agreements, Associate Sponsor Agreements, Commercial Airtime Agreements, jersey sponsorship agreements, other sponsorship agreements;
  • Franchise Agreements;
  • Player Agreements, Player Loan Agreements;
  • Financing, acquisition, investment in and sale of professional teams, franchises and other sports businesses;
  • Acquisition and disposition of athlete representation practices;
  • Event operations; stadium and arena construction, leasing and financing;
  • Venue Agreements.

Gaming:

  • Product Development and Technology Transfer Agreements;
  • Consultancy Agreements.

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Advising on multiple issues around organising, hosting, broadcasting, sporting events such as various licenses, music clearances, insurance and risk management, etc;
  • Advising on legal and regulatory landscape around fantasy sports, and gambling, in India.

CORPORATE, PRIVATE EQUITY, & VENTURE CAPITAL

TRANSACTIONAL

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Management buy-outs / buy-ins
  • Company, partnerships and LLP formations and structuring
  • Company re-organisations
  • Debt finance
  • Rights issues
  • Share buy-backs
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchise agreements
  • Distribution and supplier agreements
  • Licence agreements
  • Software escrow agreements
  • Security interest and release agreements
  • Support and maintenance agreements
  • Other general commercial contracts

ADVISORY

  • general corporate advice
  • General IP / IT advice relating to the above contracts

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We advise our clients, both international and domestic including start-ups, in respect of protection and monetization of their global intellectual property portfolio. Our team of expert attorneys and agents specialise in search and filing, obtaining registrations, prosecution, litigation, and enforcement of trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs, geographical indications. We also specialise in providing transactional services such as, but not limited to, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, IP assignment agreements, IP license agreements, patent licensing, technology transfer agreements, etc in relation to our clients several intellectual property assets.

DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

We currently assist companies in reviewing their existing privacy notices and other relevant internal policies concerning personal data and help them draft appropriate policies and notices to ensure that they will remain compliant. With the implementation of the new GDPR, many organisations will need to update their privacy notices and policies and revamp their internal policies concerning collection and handling of personal data. The team is already working with organisations to assess current policies and procedures and to being the updating process and is well placed to guide both large and small organisations in this area.
The team is also experienced in providing training programmes for organisations that assist in bringing staff and management up to speed on their privacy rules and regulations.

INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY

The laws and contractual framework surrounding emerging technology and business models such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, etc.