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Jonny Petch

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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

Music

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Trained at Russells Solicitors, qualifying in 2010 and practised until 3 years post-qualification.

 In-house counsel at Swedish media company, Modern Times Group, for 2 years.

Joined Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP as an Associate in 2015 and made Senior Associate in 2017.

 Provides a commercially-driven legal service to both creative and business clients across the music industry and at all stages of their careers including artists, song-writers, producers, independent labels, independent publishers, managers, promoters, entrepreneurs and investors.

Member

House of St Barnabas

Education

Exeter University; 2002 – 2005; LLB 2:1

College of Law; 2006; LPC Commendation

Leisure

Endurance Running, Music


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jonny Petch (Music) - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Simons Muirhead & Burton regularly handles contentious and non-contentious mandates for media and entertainment sector clients and has significant expertise across film and TV, publishing, sports and music. Simon Goldberg, who is noted for his publishing expertise, and Razwana Akram head the film and TV department, and advised California-based production and finance company Automatik Entertainment and Violet Dreams on the production, finance and distribution of feature film, Teen Spirit. Akram also advised Nutopia on production matters during the development of two proposed series’ for Netflix. Stephen Shotnes heads the film disputes department and defended the Future Film Group on a claim brought by Copthall Ltd regarding the financing of Hollywood film, Odd Thomas. Peter Weiss leads on digital media matters and advised Renowned Films on an investment by US company Critical Content and the sale of its shares owned by Channel 4. Richard Baskind heads the music department and advised Good Soldier Records’ arrangements with Kobalt Label Services for the physical and digital distribution of Good Soldier Records’ repertoire in North, Central and South America; and negotiated an agreement for DJ Alan Walker to become a brand ambassador for electronic dance label, Liquid State. Martin Soames is noted for his publishing expertise and advises Simon & Schuster UK and Penguin Random House on a range of pre-publication clearance issues. The key figures include consultant Alasdair George, who is active in music transactions; Marc Sobol, who leads the broadcasting and sports media department; senior associate Blaise Gaymer, who is active across publishing and digital media work; senior associate Jonny Petch who is ‘excellent’; consultant Damien Yare, who recently joined from Warner Music UK; and senior associate James Greenslade, who specialises in film and TV work. Charles Law has left the firm.

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