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Chris joined Russells in 1999 as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Chris now heads Russells’ Corporate Department as well as specialising in all commercial transaction work in music and television. His ability to combine experience of high value corporate transactions with a detailed knowledge of the intricacies of the music business is a rare commodity and highly valued by clients.
He has acquired a reputation for clear and concise analysis as well as calm and thorough advice, preparation and negotiation in the highly pressurised world of corporate transactions. In addition to his work in advising on investments, joint venture, shareholder and partnership arrangements, and the selling and acquisition of companies, he also enjoys advising on anything related to the entertainment industry and regularly advises major and independent record companies, publishers and executives, as well as entities and individuals active in the worlds of merchandising, touring, investment, digital and online rights, restaurant/pubs, theatre, film and television.
London: Human resources
Employment: employers and senior executives
Within: Employment: employers and senior executives
Russells Solicitors remains prominent in the music industry, often representing music producers in employment issues. The practice has expanded its client base into the wider media and entertainment sectors and also the financial services sector. John Reid leads the team, which includes Gavin Maude, Chris Organ and Chris Gossage.
London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Within: Leading individuals: media and entertainment
Chris Gossage - 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.