We offer advice on all aspects of the entertainment industry, including:
Acquisitions, disposals, licensing, formatting and exploitation of intellectual products and works, including film, TV, music and other creative material.
Talent and celebrity representation, particularly in endorsement or promotion of products and projects.
Arts and culture projects, including acquisition, disposal, commissioning and auctioning of artworks and other collectibles.
The following are examples of recent projects in which lawyers at the firm have been involved:
Providing on-tap advice to television companies (including MBC Group, Al Waha TV, CNN, Citruss TV, CNBC Al Arabiya on general corporate, media, broadcasting, advertising, licensing and programme copyrighting requirements
Advising MBC Television on a project with the Iraq Government for the outsourcing and entire revamp of Iraqi media and content
Advising various film producers, developers and distributors, most notably Warner Brothers on the production of "Syriana", a full length motion picture starring George Clooney and Matt Damon
Advising LuxSat TV on establishment of corporate and media structures for the broadcast of Video On Demand throughout the Middle East, including shareholder arrangements with Emirates Media
Advising Reckitt Benckiser on the marketing operations throughout the Middle East, including promotions and advertising activities
Advising Quantum and M&C Saatchi MENA on the establishment of a Netflix-style platform focusing on Arabic language content.
Advising the licensees and producers of Mumbai Heat, a television series based on Acapulco Heat with Keller Entertainment
Advising the producers of a full length motion picture entitled "Remember Beirut"
Advising the producers of a full length motion picture entitled "The Last Jew Of Afghanistan" and "Along the East White Sea"
Advising a global auction house on establishment in the Middle East and thereafter on all commercial aspects relating to auctions