Neil Adleman > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court
LONDON
WC2R 0EX
England

Work Department

Theatre group

Position

Head of theatre group; advises clients in the theatre and live performance industries, particularly on securing rights, production arrangements, financing and related issues.

Career

  • trained SJ Berwin & Co; qualified 1997
  • associate Harbottle & Lewis 1997; partner 2004

Education

  • Ilford County High School for Boys
  • University of Sheffield (1994 LLB (Hons))

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

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Neil AdlemanHarbottle & Lewis LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is noted for its ‘breadth of expertise‘ across theatre, interactive entertainment, media finance, music, film, television and publishing work. The theatre team, which is led by Neil Adleman, regularly acts for producers, theatre owners, subsidised companies and individual writers and directors; it advised on all aspects of the UK and Republic of Ireland tour of the West End production of Motown. The video games group, which is led by Mark Phillips and Alan Moss, is instructed by leading console platforms and publishers, and is regularly engaged on video game financing deals. It is also noted for its e-sports expertise. Abigail Payne heads the media finance team which is experienced across debt, equity and tax-related financings for the film, TV, games, music, publishing and theatre sectors. Elsewhere, the music team is instructed by record labels, publishers, artists, producers, managers and digital music platforms. The film and TV group, where Sarah Lazarides is a pivotal figure, regularly acts as production counsel for major Hollywood productions shooting in the UK and Europe, acts for UK independent film producers and is also instructed by major SVOD platforms. Alex Hardy leads the publishing group, which acts for a number of high-profile publishing houses, authors, publishing sector start-ups and literary agents.