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87-91 NEWMAN STREET, LONDON, W1T 3EY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3206 2700
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Martin Soames

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Work 020 3206 2715
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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

Media Content and Disputes

Position

Partner

Career

1988-90 Theodore Goddard, trainee; 1990-2000 Biddle & Co, assistant then partner; 2000-2006 DLA; 2006-2009 Best & Soames; 2009 onwards Simons Muirhead & Burton.

Education

Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Leisure

Cycling, sailing, art, literature.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals

Martin Soames (Publishing) - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simons Muirhead & Burton has a 'professional and practical approach'. It handles contentious and non-contentious matters across the digital media, film, TV, broadcasting, music and publishing industries. The film and TV department is engaged on development, production, finance and distribution matters, as well as disputes, for a range of broadcasters, financiers, producers, cable platforms and online distributors. Advising US production company, Blumhouse Productions, on its first ever UK production You Should Have Left, starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, was a key highlight. Senior associate Blaise Gaymer acts for various independent film and television production companies. On the publishing side, the team is instructed by an array of print and digital clients. Here, Martin Soames is renowned for his knowledge of publishing, defamation and privacy law. The music department is instructed by artists, songwriters and producers on recording, publishing and production agreements.  It also advises companies in the music sector on corporate and commercial issues. Senior associate Jonny Petch advises business and creative clients in the music industry. The team also offers experience in broadcasting and sports media matters where it handles commercial and transactional mandates.

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