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Chris Gossage

Tel:
Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Chris joined Russells in 1999 as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Chris now heads Russells’ Corporate Department as well as specialising in all commercial transaction work in music and television. His 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.

He has acquired a reputation for clear and concise analysis as well as calm and thorough advice, preparation and negotiation in the highly pressurised world of corporate transactions. In addition to his work in advising on investments, joint venture, shareholder and partnership arrangements, and the selling and acquisition of companies, he also enjoys advising on anything related to the entertainment industry and regularly advises major and independent record companies, publishers and executives, as well as entities and individuals active in the worlds of merchandising, touring, investment, digital and online rights, restaurant/pubs, theatre, film and television.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

John Reid leads the department at Russells Solicitors, which is active in the media entertainment and sports sectors; the group recently advised a senior executive at EMI Publishing on his move to establish Los Angeles-based operations for Budde Music and assisted Roar Global with negotiating terms for all incoming directors and renegotiating terms for current directors. Gavin Maude and Chris Gossage are also recommended for clients in the music industry; Maude handles appointments, terminations and restrictive covenants work while Gossage is experienced in service agreements and exit arrangements.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Gossage (Music) - Russells Solicitors

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô team at Russells Solicitors¬†has ‚Äėextensive experience‚Äô in the music sector, and acts for record companies, publishers, producers and leading agencies, as well as established and emerging artists. Litigator John Reid¬†handles a range of media and entertainment disputes, including reputation management and privacy cases. Key work included representing musician and songwriter Ben Martinez in a dispute with Jessie J over the rights to several of her songs; and advising the estate of George Michael on a range of matters. Mark Sinnott¬†is praised for his ‚Äėunrivalled wealth of experience and knowledge‚Äô and regularly represents music companies on complex contractual negotiations. Chris Gossage¬†heads the corporate department, which includes recently promoted partner Ryan Vince; and Gavin Maude¬†, who¬†heads the new artist department, which includes Jo Brittain. ¬†Gossage and Maude advised singer Mika on re-negotiations with Italian state-run broadcaster, Rai Uno, over the renewal for a second series of his TV show, which is broadcast on Italian national TV; Gossage also advised X-Ray Touring on the negotiation of a joint venture partnership, involving a multimillion-pound partial purchase of the business by US-based Paradigm Talent Agency and investment fund, Yucaipa. Chris Organ, litigation head Steven Tregear¬†and consultant¬†Brian Howard¬† are also standout individuals. Digital and social media group head Mark Ashelford¬†recently joined from Lee & Thompson LLP¬†and solicitor Peter Mason¬†recently joined from PPL. Simon Esplen¬†leads the team.

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