Nick Eziefula > Simkins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simkins LLP


Nick is a Partner in the Commercial group. He specialises in commercial law and intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on the media and entertainment industries. He provides legal and commercial advice on the exploitation, licensing and distribution of content, the development of technology and the supply of products and services. He has expertise in software licensing, e-commerce, consumer law and data protection. He also works with market-leaders in the marketing and communications sector, advising on commercial arrangements between agencies, their clients, suppliers and media owners and providing guidance on compliance and regulatory issues. Nick has a passion for music, having worked as a recording artist himself, releasing several albums and touring internationally. He draws on this experience when advising his music industry clients on all aspects of their business. He also advises brands and agencies on rights clearance and strategic issues in relation to their use of music. Nick joined the firm in 2010 from Olswang, where he trained. He also has extensive in-house experience, having worked at a major record label, a global software/online services giant and a ground-breaking digital entertainment platform.

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Digital content & social

Ed Baden-Powell heads up Simkins LLP‘s digital practice and is noted for his extensive experience handling commercial contracts and IP matters, with particular expertise in high-value services agreements, as well as brand protection and rights exploitation arrangements. The team, which also includes music and advertising expert Nick Eziefula, acts for both corporate and individual clients and has enjoyed a notable uptick in work stemming from the burgeoning NFT landscape.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Advertising & marketing

Simkins LLP advises a variety of clients, including influencers, brand owners, and talent on the full gamut of issues, including agency appointments and brand management. Practice head Caroline Copeland handles a broad range of matters, including relationship agreements, in addition to media buying and production issues. Nick Eziefula has a great deal of experience in the music and technology industries, and assists a number of media investment companies, supported by associate Helena Franklin, who is adept at the negotiation of commercial contracts.