Mr Jo Brittain > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Jo Brittain
Jo joined Russells in 2006 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the firm’s Commercial Department two years later. In 2013, Jo gained partnership and now runs the firm’s New Artist Department. Whilst Jo works on a range of music-related matters (e.g. recording, publishing, merchandise, branding and management agreements) his primary expertise lies in advising emerging talent. With a range of contacts in different areas of the entertainment industry, Jo is equipped to offer practical and strategic guidance to individuals just starting out in the business. He is immensely proud to have been through this process from “day one” with clients who have gone on to win coveted Mercury, Brit, Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards in recognition of their talent.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
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‘ and predominantly handles copyright infringement, contractual, and audit claims. Also 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. John Reid has now moved to Level.
- Media and entertainment (including media finance) London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
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