- London: Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- London: Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- London: Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting
- London: Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- London: Dispute resolution > Defamation and privacy
- London: Real estate > Commercial property
London: Corporate and commercial
Within M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m, Wiggin LLP is a second tier firm,
Recognised for its ‘breadth of sector knowledge' in the media space, Wiggin LLP fields a five-partner team co-led by the ‘first-rate' Michael Brader; he is particularly experienced in transactions in the independent television sector. Ciaran Hickey is ‘commercial and pragmatic'.
London: Crime, fraud and licensing
London: Dispute resolution
Within Defamation and privacy, Wiggin LLP is a second tier firm,
Wiggin LLP acts for a wide variety of media clients, including News UK & Ireland, Condé Nast, HarperCollins and a number of digital publishers. The firm advised paparazzi photographer DDD in defence of a claim for a harassment injunction against him. Caroline Kean - ‘one of the most experienced libel solicitors around' - leads the firm’s publishing group and its litigation team. Amali de Silva is ‘a hard-working and resourceful fighter'.
London: Real estate
London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Within Brand management, tier 5
Gurminder Panesar leads Wiggin LLP’s trade mark filing practice. He recently advised the Goal.com brand owner on its global rebranding, and Vivid Games on trade mark issues.
Within Intellectual property, tier 4
Wiggin LLP focuses on digital media matters, with Simon Baggs recently acting for Ministry of Sound in a copyright dispute with Spotify. Neil Parkes has ‘excellent litigation instincts' for copyright media issues, and Gurminder Panesar handles trade mark protection matters. Other clients include the Motion Picture Association and Warner Bros.
Within Media and entertainment, Wiggin LLP is a first tier firm,
Wiggin LLP is ‘a specialist firm with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the industry'. Charles Moore, who leads the film and TV group jointly with Miles Ketley, ‘brings much to the table when deciding on the best course of action for all parties'. TV and film clients include Columbia Pictures, which Moore advised on the production of The Monuments Men; HBO, which the firm advised on the production of series four of Game of Thrones; and Twentieth Century Fox Television. On the music side, Simon Baggs’ team acted for the Musicians’ Union and Base79, and for Ministry of Sound in proceedings against Spotify. Random House is one of many high-profile clients of Caroline Kean’s publishing team. The ‘commercial, understanding and always reliable' Shaun Lowde serves clients in the advertising industry, as does Sean James, who is also head of the media, communications and technology practice.
Within Media finance, Wiggin LLP is a first tier firm,
Wiggin LLP is ‘a specialist firm with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the industry'. The practice is led jointly by ‘extraordinarily hard worker' David Quli and the ‘incredibly helpful and responsive' Neil Gillard. Quli advised Aver Media on the financing of Posh, while the latter advised Kudos on the structuring of The Tunnel in connection with the television tax credit. Charles Moore is also a key partner. The team is ‘commercial, professional and totally reliable'.
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Offices in London
- Corporate and commercial : Corporate tax
- Corporate and commercial : M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Crime, fraud and licensing : Gaming and betting
- Dispute resolution : Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution : Defamation and privacy
- Real estate : Commercial property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Brand management
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Intellectual property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Media and entertainment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Media finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Sport