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Lewis Silkin

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Partner: Alan is a partner in the Commercial team specialising in the drafting and negotiation of commercial and technology contracts and the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets.

He is Deputy Co-Head of the firm’s Media & Entertainment group and Co-founder of our network for decision makers of luxury, lifestyle and premium brand businesses – The Collective by Lewis Silkin. He advises clients across a broad range of sectors, but in particular those in media, technology, retail, entertainment, fashion, luxury and advertising.

Alan advises on a wide range of commercial and technology matters. Contract drafting and negotiation, and IP protection and exploitation, are at the core of his practice.

Alan regularly assists clients with:

  • the negotiation of commercial arrangements including agency and distribution deals, collaborations and partnerships, outsourcing, complex services arrangements, terms of sale and supply, franchise and concession agreements, and e-commerce and goods to market solutions
  • complex technology contracts from software, platform and technology development and licensing to systems integration, managed services and cloud based solutions
  • IP and rights heavy deals such as sponsorship, brand partnerships, acquisitions, merchandising and licensing, endorsement and talent arrangements, and content creation
  • strategic commercial business decisions
  • consumer and data protection law compliance


Alan is a member of the Lewis Silkin Retail, Hospitality and Fashion sector groups as well as the Lewis Silkin Media & Entertainment sector groups.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Alan Hunt (Theatre)Lewis Silkin LLP

Lewis Silkin is widely regarded as a leading firm in advertising and marketing, handling matters for both regulatory bodies and key players such as Havas. Additionally, the firm represents clients in the performing arts, publishing, interactive entertainment, and social media spheres. The team is co-headed by Cliff Fluet, Russell Brimelow, and Brinsley Dresden. Geraint Lloyd-Taylor serves as deputy head of the firm’s advertising and marketing practice and in a recent highlight counselled Snap Inc on its advertising policies regarding issues such as gambling. For theatrical productions, Jeremy Summers is a key contact within the team whereas Alan Hunt is a specialist in matters surrounding the protection and exploitation of IP rights. Finally, Jo Farmer comes particularly recommended for her expertise in media buying and financing agreements.