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

Deeply ingrained in the music industry, Russells Solicitors is a go-to market leader for record companies, publishers, producers, established and up-and-coming artists. Practice co-head Gavin Maude primarily works with artists and industry executives and focuses on emerging talent. The contentious side is headed up by Steven Tregear who leads a team of ‘top notch litigators‘, including John Reid , and predominantly handles copyright infringement, contractual, and audit claims. Third in the leadership team is Simon Esplen who represents a wide variety of industry players on commercial and contractual matters. Chris Gossage leads the firm’s corporate department and recently evidenced his strength in transactions by handling Kobalt Music Royalty Fund II’s catalogue sale to Chord Music. Another specialist for emerging talent is Jo Brittain whereas Ryan Vince focuses on long-term relationships between established artists and record companies. Senior consultant Chris Organ has a varied practice working in the wider field of media & entertainment.