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Chris Organ

Tel:
Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Chris has been with Russells since being taken on as an articled clerk in 1980 and is now the Senior Partner.

From his beginnings as a commercial solicitor focusing almost exclusively on the music industry, his role and areas of expertise have expanded significantly, although he draws almost all of his clientele from the entertainment and media industries.

His clients number some of the greatest talents of their generation to include artists, writers, composers, sportsmen and executives as well as clients drawn from the business world of highly successful companies (independent and major) and other organisations within the world of entertainment from music, film, theatre and book publishing through to sport, the restaurant business and many other fields.

Whilst concentrating as much as possible upon advising and representing his many and varied clients he has also been involved in guiding and leading Russells for the past ten years.

Chris is justly proud of the exceptionally talented team of people around him and of the progress that Russells has made and continues to make, notwithstanding the recent turbulent times affecting the world economy generally, as well as the individual problems faced by the various sectors of the entertainment industry. Russells continues to grow and Chris remains as excited and optimistic about the future as ever.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Organ (Music) - Russells Solicitors

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô team at Russells Solicitors¬†has ‚Äėextensive experience‚Äô in the music sector, and acts for record companies, publishers, producers and leading agencies, as well as established and emerging artists. Litigator John Reid¬†handles a range of media and entertainment disputes, including reputation management and privacy cases. Key work included representing musician and songwriter Ben Martinez in a dispute with Jessie J over the rights to several of her songs; and advising the estate of George Michael on a range of matters. Mark Sinnott¬†is praised for his ‚Äėunrivalled wealth of experience and knowledge‚Äô and regularly represents music companies on complex contractual negotiations. Chris Gossage¬†heads the corporate department, which includes recently promoted partner Ryan Vince; and Gavin Maude¬†, who¬†heads the new artist department, which includes Jo Brittain. ¬†Gossage and Maude advised singer Mika on re-negotiations with Italian state-run broadcaster, Rai Uno, over the renewal for a second series of his TV show, which is broadcast on Italian national TV; Gossage also advised X-Ray Touring on the negotiation of a joint venture partnership, involving a multimillion-pound partial purchase of the business by US-based Paradigm Talent Agency and investment fund, Yucaipa. Chris Organ, litigation head Steven Tregear¬†and consultant¬†Brian Howard¬† are also standout individuals. Digital and social media group head Mark Ashelford¬†recently joined from Lee & Thompson LLP¬†and solicitor Peter Mason¬†recently joined from PPL. Simon Esplen¬†leads the team.

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