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

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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.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

(Next Generation Partners)

Ed Weidman (Music)Simkins LLP

Simkins LLP‘s specialist media and entertainment offering is ‘excellent at providing commercial legal advice across all areas of the entertainment  industry‘. Music, TV, film, theatre, digital media, publishing, advertising and marketing sectors are the firm’s key areas of expertise; it is regularly instructed by major media companies, institutions and independent producers on contentious and non-contentious work including copyright disputes, publishing agreements, audio-visual compliance, corporate acquisitions and disposals, games distribution, film production and finance, record deals and personal tax planning. Litigator Paddy Gardiner leads the disputes team and handles complex copyright and trade mark infringement claims, injunction proceedings, breach of contract, professional negligence, shareholder claims and royalty disputes. Tom Iverson is noted for contentious music instructions, while Ed Weidman is experienced in non-contentious music mandates. Ed Baden-Powell handles commercial and IP mandates and advised BMG on its acquisition of World Circuit Records, the leading world music library home to Buena Vista Social Club and Orchestra Baobab. Managing partner Euan Lawson is experienced in corporate and commercial matters across the music, television and publishing sectors.