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Gavin Maude

Tel:
Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Gavin came to work for Russells in 1991 and trained with them qualifying in 1993 into the Commercial Department. His remit thereafter was specifically to attract new and emerging talent to the firm, something they had hitherto not specifically focused on.  From a relative standing start Gavin now heads up this department which over the last 20 years has grown with the clients he brought to the firm, some of whom have become award winning multimillion selling stadium artists and household names. Whilst predominately an artist lawyer, Gavin also represents music industry executives as well as other industry employees in relation to all manner of employment issues as well as producers and mixers, managers and management companies, independent music publishers and record labels as well as a number of film production companies, booking and modelling agencies and digital start-up companies. Gavin enjoys leading a team of like-minded lawyers in his department with a love of music and a passion for protecting their clients’ interests.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

John Reid leads the department at Russells Solicitors, which is active in the media entertainment and sports sectors; the group recently advised a senior executive at EMI Publishing on his move to establish Los Angeles-based operations for Budde Music and assisted Roar Global with negotiating terms for all incoming directors and renegotiating terms for current directors. Gavin Maude and Chris Gossage are also recommended for clients in the music industry; Maude handles appointments, terminations and restrictive covenants work while Gossage is experienced in service agreements and exit arrangements.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Maude (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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