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Christian Valsamidis specializes in intellectual property law and banking law specifically in the entertainment industry.

He is Partner and Head of the Media & Entertainment Law Department at Taylor Wessing in Paris and represents both national or international companies in the entertainment industry, such as producers, distributors, institutional or financial organisations, as well as directors, authors or actors. His extensive experience in international film financing has leaded him to be considered as one of the French specialists of the international co-production and distribution.


After having graduated from University of Paris in 1988 with a “D.E.S.S. de Droit de la communication audiovisuelle” and a “D.E.A. d’Economie du Cinéma”, Christian Valsamidis founded his own law firm in Paris in 1992. In 2001, he joined an important international law firm in order to create the Entertainment Law Department. In 2003 he took part in the creation of Taylor Wessing Paris where he runs a team of eight associates all specialised in entertainment law.

Christian takes part in numerous conferences and gives lectures in Cinema Economy at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and the Sorbonne University.

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France > Intellectual property: Copyright

With a dedicated media group to lead on mandates in segments including broadcasting, social media, publishing, and advertising and marketing, Taylor Wessing‘s copyright team offers an array of services to clients in the media sector, advising among others on regulations, licensing and distribution issues, and rights exploitation. The practice works closely with the tax and corporate teams to provide seamless counsel on content-related corporate transactions and tax schemes. In addition to handling copyright infringement and other judicial procedures, the group also assists digital platforms with the development and implementation of policies and alert systems. Christian Valsamidis, Claire Saint-Laurent, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux and Marc Schuler direct the department.

France > Media and entertainment: Cinema

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Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Droits d’auteur

Le pôle médias de  Taylor Wessing intervient dans les secteurs de l’audiovisuel, des médias sociaux, de l’édition, de la publicité et du marketing. Il offre une large gamme d’expertises, couvrant les sujets réglementaires, d’accords de licence, de distribution, et d’exploitation des droits. L’équipe travaille en étroite collaboration avec les experts du droit fiscal et de droit des sociétés du cabinet, dans le cadre d’opérations transactionnelles ou pour l’application des règles fiscales. L’équipe accompagne aussi des plateformes numériques dans la gestion de procédures contentieuses en violation du droit d’auteur, ainsi que dans le développement de systèmes d’alerte dans ce domaine. La pratique est codirigée par  Christian Valsamidis, Claire Saint-Laurent, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux et Marc Schuler .

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Cinéma

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