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Harbottle & Lewis LLP, Charles Lévêque, London, ENGLAND

Charles Lévêque

Tel:
Work 020 7667 5000
Email:
Web:
www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Work Department

Corporate finance and media finance

Position

Advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, fundraisings (both on and off market) including transactions involving small to mid-cap listed companies. Has advised the Forward Internet Group on its sale of uSwitch to Lloyds Development Capital and Locksmith Animation on its investment by Elizabeth Murdock. Has spoken widely on alternative finance (including crowdfunding) and has advised Eiffel eCapital on a series of loans to alternative finance platforms. He also frequently advises SMEs on debt and/or equity fundraisings (including using the Enterprise Investment Scheme).

Career

  • trained, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; qualified 2004
  • corporate associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London 2004-06; corporate associate, Paris 2006-07
  • associate, Harbottle & Lewis London 2007-09; senior associate 2009-12; partner 2012.

Languages

  • French (fluent)
  • Spanish
  • Italian (basic)

Member

  • EIS Association
  • Franco-British Lawyers’ Association
  • British Screen Advisory Council

Education

  • Berkhamsted School
  • Kings College London and Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2000 LLB Law and French Law (2(1)) and Maitrise en droit Français (equivalent 2(1))

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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