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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 4

Hansel Henson

Hansel Henson's 'enormously helpful, responsive and agile' digital media and IP boutique has 'outstanding knowledge of IP law, which is coupled with good common sense and commercial acumen'. It is adept at a range of instructions in the IP and digital sphere, where it acts for clients across the gaming, fashion, sport, travel, retail and entertainment sectors. The team is instructed on a range of matters such as digital marketing and advertising, app and computer software development, regulatory matters, online publishing and broadcasting, and brand communication. The team is regularly engaged on cross-border instructions and advises Future Games of London (wholly owned by Ubisoft) on takedown and brand protection work.

Practice head(s):David Hansel; Tom Henson

Other key lawyers:Sarah Wells


David Hansel has outstanding commercial judgement, common sense, clear articulation and understanding of problem statements.

Tom Henson is an extremely safe pair of hands; he meets deadlines and has excellent understanding of technical law.

Tom Henson and Sarah Wells are extremely dedicated and helpful; they are quick to respond, and clients can always rely on their thorough, high-quality work.

The personal approach taken by the lawyers is a real differentiator.


Key Clients

Future Games of London

Hutch Games

Conversion Factory



Another Place Productions

Sixt Rent A Car

Samarkand Global

Enterprise Technology Management Limited t/a dDaaS

Robot Squid

Work highlights

  • It advises Hutch Games on a variety of development and production contracts, including a mobile gaming app development agreement with Formula One Digital Media .
  • It advises Conversion Factory on a variety of commercial contracts, including provision of its services to clients such as a major player in the UK fashion space.
  • Represented UNRD in two financing rounds, as well as ongoing assistance in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including agreements with social media influencers.
  • Advises Hubber in relation to brand protection and commercial contract matters, which includes advice in relation to its forthcoming hair dresser chair rental app.
  • Advises Another Place Productions on various development and publishing contracts and brand protection work.

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