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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)

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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