Alexander Ross > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wiggin LLP
9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING
22 PERCY STREET
LONDON
W1T 2BU
England

Work Department

Music.

Position

Alexander is a partner and head of the Commercial Music and Digital Publishing groups. He specialises in music, publishing and digital media. He advises both copyright owners and licensees in the creation, licensing and distribution of copyright works in the online and mobile environment, and also in media financing, e-commerce and m-commerce. Highly regarded by his clients and senior industry figures, he is known for his expertise, specialist advice, and in-depth knowledge in emerging media, particularly in the music and publishing sectors. He is rated in Chambers as having ‘rare experience in the evolving digital media business’.

Career

Trained Theodore Goddard; qualified into entertainment group 1995; joined Wiggin & Co as partner 2004.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Executive committee – International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association.

Education

Westminster School; Sussex University (1982 BA Hons Classical and Medieval Studies); College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1993).

Leisure

Sailing, mountains, his three children.

Lawyer Rankings

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

The team at Wiggin LLP ‘set the gold standard when it comes to media law’. Charles Moore and David Quli head up the film & television division, Paul Gardner the interactive entertainment team, Rachel Alexander and Alexander Ross jointly lead on music, and Ross together with Adrian Jones and Caroline Kean additionally co-heads the publishing department. For their extensive expertise pertaining to the television sector and large Hollywood productions respectively, Neil Gillard , Medwyn Jones , and Chris Hanson come recommended. Sarah MacDonald leads the firm’s advertising, marketing and sponsorship team and is a specialist on regulatory issues. Additionally noteworthy is Sean James ‘ practice focused on content exploitation via media platforms and Daniel Whybrew is another key name in film financing.