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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

Simkins LLP enhanced its IP litigation capability when it recruited Jim Dennis from Gordon Dadds LLP in January 2017. Since joining the firm, Dennis acted for Frank Recruitment Group in a trade mark dispute with Pearson, and is acting for KPMG and Mechatronics on a number of trade mark oppositions. Caroline Copeland and Nick Eziefula are ‘excellent commercial lawyers and great team players’; their recent highlights include advising a large advertising and marketing agency on a series of master service agreements with a number of blue-chip companies.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simkins LLP’s ‘extremely commercial’ team provides ‘reliable advice’, has ‘great industry knowledge’ and delivers a ‘partner-led service’ across the music, TV, film, theatre, digital media, publishing, and advertising and marketing sectors. Team head and managing partner Euan Lawson is a ‘highly experienced music lawyer who can also advise authoritatively on corporate and tax matters’; he advised Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young on their European 2016 touring arrangements. Jonathan Blair handles film, TV and financing matters, and is advising JK Rowling’s production company, Bronte Film and Television, on the development, financing and production of a TV series. Ed Baden-Powell is ‘excellent for corporate music work and has an unparalleled commitment to his clients and deals’; his recent highlights include advising has advised BMG Rights Management on its acquisition of the Roger Waters catalogue of Pink Floyd songs. Also recommended are disputes head Paddy Gardiner, who advised PRS for Music on a copyright tribunal dispute with ITV; Nick Eziefula, who advised Play Consulting on funding applications and legal issues around the development of a gamification platform; James Harman, whose clients include Mark Knopfler and Russell Brand; Caroline Copeland and Giao Pacey, who handle corporate media work; Lisa Logan, who is advising The Elf Factory on the production of Peppa Pig Series 4; recently promoted partner Tom Iverson; and associate Ed Weidman, who handles non-contentious music mandates.

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