Mr Chris Gossage > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Chris joined Russells in 1999, where he has been a partner for over 15 years and now heads Russells’ Corporate department as well as specialising in all commercial transaction work in music and the wider entertainment world. Chris also works closely with the Universal labels EMI, Island, Polydor and Decca negotiating recording agreements with artists on their behalf. Chris’ ability to combine experience of high value corporate transactions with a detailed knowledge of the intricacies of the music business is a rare commodity and highly valued by clients. Chris has a reputation for clear commercial advice, excellent drafting and a calm and considered style of negotiation. His clients for large company sales and acquisitions include many of the UK’s major record and music publishing companies; large independent record and music publishing companies from the UK and USA; successful recording artists, songwriters, managers and entrepreneurs; concert booking agents, digital designers, restaurant chains and television production companies. Chris enjoys working as part of the large corporate and commercial team at Russells specialising in music and entertainment work.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Chris Gossage – Russells Solicitors

Russells Solicitors is an expert in catalogue sales and has an enviable client base which includes major record companies, publishers, producers, agencies, established and up-and-coming artists and writers. Music head Gavin Maude works with artists and executives and focuses on emerging talent (an area in which Jo Brittain is further instructed), although is also well-placed to advise film production and digital start-up companies, while litigation head Steven Tregear specialises in copyright infringement, contractual and audit claims. Maude and Tregear co-head the practice with managing partner Simon Esplen, who represents various music clients on commercial and contractual matters. Other recommended individuals include Ryan Vince, who is known for building long-term relationships with entrepreneurial clients, corporate head Chris Gossage and senior consultant Chris Organ. Experienced litigator Henry Priestley joined from RPC in December 2022.