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Andrew Thompson

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Lee & Thompson LLP

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Andrew Thompson is a founding partner of the firm and is the firm s senior partner. He has specialised in the entertainment business since 1978, his early work being principally for independent record companies. In particular, he worked closely with Chrysalis Records from 1978 until the label was acquired by EMI in 1992. Andrew s main focus is now on talent representation. He acts for leading composers, for a host of major recording artists and for songwriters, producers and managers. He also acts for writers and for various sports and other personalities . The firm has a thriving sports law practice of which Andrew is head. Andrew s more notable sports clients include David Beckham and IRTA, the body which represents the interests of the teams and riders in the World Motorcycle Moto GP. Andrew played a significant role in the creation in 1987 of the Music Managers Forum which exists as a lobbying organisation to further the interests of music business managers and the artists they represent. Since the MMF s inception Lee & Thompson has provided legal advice on a pro bono basis. In 2003 Andrew (and Robert Lee) were inducted into the prestigious MMF Roll of Honour and were recipients of the MMF Founders Award. Andrew is also a trained mediator.

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