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Lisa Logan

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Lisa is a commercial lawyer especially focused on film, television, digital media and technology.  She spent many years in-house at leading US multinationals such as Disney, Nickelodeon and Discovery Channel before moving back to private practice several years ago. Her in-house experience enables her to offer commercial and pragmatic advice aligned to each client’s business strategy.   She has wide ranging experience in TV/Film production, finance, distribution, advertising/sponsorship, talent, channel carriage, digital media/apps/online, theatre, IP and technology. She advises on co-productions, treaty co-productions, TV and Film financing, commissions, distribution deals, Ofcom (and EU) regulatory matters, TV and VOD applications/notifications. She also advises on corporate deals, company set-up, shareholder agreements, JVs and investments.   Her contentious experience includes defamation/fair dealing review of TV/Film content, passing off, copyright infringement, breach of contract and breach of confidence matters (together with Simkins’ Disputes team).   Her clients include TV/Film production companies, financiers/banks, distributors, broadcasters, talent, technology businesses, post production houses, software/app developers and toy distributors.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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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