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

Russells Solicitors
YALDING HOUSE
152-156 GREAT PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 5QA
England
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Work Department

Commercial

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Chris has been with Russells since being taken on as an articled clerk in 1980 and is now the Senior Partner.

From his beginnings as a commercial solicitor focusing almost exclusively on the music industry, his role and areas of expertise have expanded significantly, although he draws almost all of his clientele from the entertainment and media industries.

His clients number some of the greatest talents of their generation to include artists, writers, composers, sportsmen and executives as well as clients drawn from the business world of highly successful companies (independent and major) and other organisations within the world of entertainment from music, film, theatre and book publishing through to sport, the restaurant business and many other fields.

Whilst concentrating as much as possible upon advising and representing his many and varied clients he has also been involved in guiding and leading Russells for the past ten years.

Chris is justly proud of the exceptionally talented team of people around him and of the progress that Russells has made and continues to make, notwithstanding the recent turbulent times affecting the world economy generally, as well as the individual problems faced by the various sectors of the entertainment industry. Russells continues to grow and Chris remains as excited and optimistic about the future as ever.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Chris Organ (Music)Russells Solicitors

Russells Solicitors has ‘the market-leading contentious and non-contentious music law practice‘. The team acts for multinational record companies, publishers, leading agencies, artists and producers; and advises on music management, production, touring, sponsorship, recording and publishing agreements, as well as corporate structures, appearances and show agreements. The team has recently handled a number of major publishing deals; Jo Brittain, who heads the new artists team, secured an extension of Wolf Alice’s publishing deal with the Kobalt Music Group and negotiated the signing to Polydor of Sam Fender. Chris Gossage and Ryan Vince are noted for corporate and transactional work in the music sector and are often involved in the sale of independent record labels and catalogues. Chris Organ has a ‘wealth of experience‘; Steven Tregear heads the litigation team which features John Reid; and Gavin Maude heads the music department. Elsewhere, the firm also offers expertise across gaming, digital, social media and publishing mandates. It has recently been bolstered by several hires including Mark Ashelford, who heads the digital and social media practice, from Lee & Thompson LLP and Chloe Forsyth from Harbottle & Lewis LLP. Simon Esplen is the firm’s managing partner.