Global Overview

The Multilaw Media, Advertising and Entertainment Practice Group possess a wide range of skills and expertise in advising media and entertainment clients with respect to transactional matters such as the negotiation and drafting of contracts, as well as in dispute resolution. Expertise in the libel, privacy, disparagement, advertising and entertainment areas is available across our global team. The Media, Advertising and Entertainment Group represent clients before alternative forums, such as arbitration or mediation panels. 

Clients served by group members include media clients, such as radio and television broadcasters, newspaper publishers, magazine publishers, composers, music labels, cinema exhibitors, independent production companies, creative agencies and individual producers, writers and performers.

The Multilaw Advantage

Multilaw is a global network of international law firms, with some 90 member firms operating across 100 countries globally.  It has been ranked in the ‘Elite’ band of global legal networks by the 2019 Chambers Global Guide (one of only 9 networks internationally to have achieved such recognition) – and this is the fifth year running that Multilaw has achieved this top tier ranking.

Chambers highlights the ‘hands-on support’ that Multilaw provides to its members as well as its established practice area groups.

Practitioners in the Media, Advertising and Entertainment Practice Group work extensively with clients to minimise legal costs while maximising the chances of a successful outcome. The members of the Media, Advertising and Entertainment Practice Group have broad and deep expertise in the area, aggressively represent clients when necessary, and attempt to find agreement with adverse and potentially adverse parties when appropriate.

Our practice group’s successful book, Media, Advertising & Entertainment Law Throughout the World, illustrates the Multilaw Advantage, as it demonstrates our global reach and capability. The book is available electronically or hard copy from Thomson Reuters.

What we do

Members of the Media, Advertising and Entertainment Practice Group regularly handle a variety of matters, including the following types:

  • Pre-publication and pre-broadcast review.
  • Negotiating location deals for feature and television production.
  • Negotiating publishing contracts and license agreements.
  • Responses to requests for retraction.
  • Responses to informal claims and requests of various types.
  • Trials of lawsuits, appeals and other dispute resolution.
  • Negotiating management and recording contracts and touring agreements.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating advertising service contracts.
  • Responses to subpoenas, including motions to quash.
  • Evaluating and defending against claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement and related claims.
  • Assisting clients in creating and managing forums, blogs and hyper-local reader generated news.
  • Advising on policies relating to reader comments on stories, editorials, blogs and other content posted on news websites.
  • Advising on the use of social media for the delivery of news and content.
  • Drafting and helping clients manage social media policies for their employees.
  • Drafting website terms of service and privacy policies.
  • Assisting in regulatory compliance and policy development regarding the use of “drone” unmanned aircraft.


Member Group

Practice Group Contacts

Christine De Keersmaeker
Koan Law Firm
Brussels, Belgium