Ed Weidman > Simkins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simkins LLP
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Ed specialises in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights. He also works closely with the firm’s corporate team advising on corporate arrangements for individuals and SMEs. His areas of expertise include entertainment (including music, live events, publishing, television, film and theatre), advertising (including branding, market research, sponsorship and endorsement), digital media, IT and technology. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Ed worked in the music industry as an artist manager and label manager.

His clients include a number of the world’s most successful artists, bands and DJs, social media companies, celebrity chefs, photographers, artist managers, record labels and festivals. Ed is a guest lecturer at Westminster Law School, a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and speaks regularly on panels and at training events for organisations such as the MMF.

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Music

(Next Generation Partners)

Ed Weidman – Simkins LLP

Simkins LLP has a particular focus on catalogue sales and acquisitions pertaining to music publishing rights and sound recordings. Managing partner Euan Lawson – known for his music expertise in both a commercial and corporate context – heads up the division, which also has a thriving talent practice including established and up-and-coming acts, in addition to acting for the estates of well-known musicians. Disputes head Paddy Gardiner is noted for his involvement in complex IP issues – an area in which Ed Baden-Powell is further instructed alongside his commercial contract work. Also within the team is the experienced litigator Tom Iverson and Ed Weidman, an expert in non-contentious matters.