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 and entertainment (including media finance)

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Chris Gossage (Music)Russells Solicitors

As ‘a boutique music and entertainment firm which has city-level quality of technical skills‘, Russells Solicitors is a top choice for clients in the music sector. From record companies, publishers and producers to established and up-and-coming musicians, the group has the ability to assist clients with the full range of commercial and contentious matters. Managing partner Simon Esplen (who leads the practice) and senior partner Chris Organ both have an impressive breadth of expertise in this space; Gavin Maude acts for a range of artists and Jo Brittain regularly assists emerging talent with contractual matters. For corporate and transactional matters, Chris Gossage and Ryan Vince are noted. The group has also continued to bolster its litigation practice (within which Steven Tregear and John Reid are key contacts) with the addition of senior associate Jay Joshi from Judge Sykes Frixou.