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Caroline Copeland

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Caroline is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a wide range of experience in a number of different sectors. She is highly experienced in corporate dealings and transactional work, and regularly advises clients on acquisitions and disposals, shareholder and joint venture arrangements and company restructurings as well as company secretarial and Companies Act advisory work. She advises both companies and individuals on all aspects of corporate law across a range of sectors, including media, retail and publishing. Her clients have included entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and owner-managed businesses through to mid-sized and listed companies. Caroline has also developed a thriving commercial practice, advising on and negotiating commercial contracts. She is an expert in distribution and agency agreements as well as the supply of goods and services.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

The ‘cost-effective, commercial and responsive’ IP team at Simkins LLP  is noted for assisting brand-owners on commercial and non-contentious issues as well as on complex trade mark infringement claims.  Litigator Jim Dennis is representing Rude Health Foods in an invalidity action case at the UKIPO against the NUDE HEALTH trade mark. Caroline Copeland  and Nick Eziefula are recommended for commercial matters.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Media and entertainment firm Simkins LLP is commended for its ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘highly responsive’ team, which has expertise across music, TV, film, theatre, digital media, publishing, advertising and marketing. Key work includes advising WP Films and Snowed-in Productions on the financing, production and distribution agreement relating to the new drama series The Wilsons, commissioned by the BBC; advising Filmwave on the negotiation and completion of its deal with MGM Studios for MGM to acquire the rights in a new feature film, Every Day, which will be co-produced by Filmwave and Likely Story; advising Illuminated Films on a new children’s animation series for CITV; and advising singer P!nk in relation to various live shows. The team has also advised PRS for Music in two copyright tribunal matters and advised producer Richard East in a shareholder dispute in respect of royalties received from the musical Mamma Mia!. Department head and managing partner Euan Lawson is ‘incredibly astute’, ‘very commercial and practical in his approach’; he specialises in music, live events and new media. Paddy Gardiner heads the dispute resolution team, which also features Tom Iverson. Commercial partners Lisa Logan, James Harman, Nick Eziefula, Jonathan Blair and Ed Baden-Powell (who is ‘exceptionally smart, detail-orientated and incomparably committed to clients’) are recommended, as are corporate partners Caroline Copeland and Giao Pacey. Firm chairman Paddy Grafton Green is experienced across the music, theatre and publishing sectors and ‘exceptional’ associate Ed Weidman is part of the firm’s music team.

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