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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 3

ACK Media Law LLP

At ACK Media Law LLP, the team’s recent highlights include handling the reputation management issues surrounding the Fifty Shades film series, which includes advising on content-related matters, and assisting See-Saw Films with the clearance, libel and privacy elements of the second series of Top of the Lake. Other work includes advising global rights agency Merlin Network on a smear campaign that targeted the company and was pursued through social media channels and defamatory emails; and representing New Scientist in a libel claim brought by a Canadian doctor. The group is jointly led by Susan Aslan and Sue Charles, who is noted for her specialist content advisory expertise. Channel 4 and Associated Newspapers are also clients.

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Susan Aslan - ACK Media Law LLP

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 4

ACK Media Law LLP

Boutique firm ACK Media Law LLP acts primarily for financiers and producers of feature films and TV productions. It also provides script-content advice for film and television productions, advising on a range of defamatory and reputational concerns arising out of production. It provides ongoing content and brand management advice on Fifty Shades Darker, and also advises on matters relating to the Fifty Shades of Grey books. It also advised Lupus Films on legal, production, finance and commercial matters relating to the animated feature Ethel & Ernest. Sue Charles handles defamation, privacy and compliance issues and Nick Miller heads the film and TV group.

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