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Simon Esplen

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Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

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Commercial

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Simon’s career in the entertainment industry started in 1986 when he began working as a concert promoter and artist manager. Recognising that his interest lay more in the business and contractual side of the industry, he returned to college to study law, emerging in 1004 to work at a leading independent record company. He joined Russells in 1995 qualifying in 1997 and was appointed managing partner in 2015. He is privileged to have a varied and successful client base including artists (both established and new), managers, songwriters, dancers, producers/mixers, record and publishing companies, party organisers, models, radio presenters/DJ’s, illustrators, concert promoters and concert production companies. Simon sits on the Teenage Cancer Trust Music Board.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals: media and entertainment

Simon Esplen - Russells Solicitors (Music)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

At Russells Solicitors, managing partner and music specialist Simon Esplen acts for a number of internationally renowned artists; and Gavin Maude, who runs the new artist department, and acts for Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys as well as a number of executives. Steven Tregear heads the litigation department, and handles contractual and copyright matters. Other key names include Chris Organ, whose clients include George Michael; Chris Gossage, who heads the firm’s corporate department; and Jo Brittain, who acted for alt-J on the renegotiation of a publishing deal. Michael Flatley, Kaiser Chiefs and Florence and the Machine are also clients.

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