We love to share with you our longstanding and deep knowledge of the media ecosystem.

Our Team has a deep knowledge of the Media & Entertainment sector with more than 30 years of industry expertise and experience.

We advise leading players of the media ecosystem such as national and international actors in Television, Radio, Platforms as well as Producers and Post-Producers, Media Agencies and Sales Houses. We accompany our clients expand their business, in their home country and internationally and assist them in the digital transformation of their business model.

We have strong connections with media authorities and we are long-standing partners of media professional associations. We closely monitor legislative developments at the European and national levels to anticipate their impact on our clients’ activities.

Our team has a strong reputation and is particularly recognized for its pragmatic, solution-minded approach.

We can help you with

Rights acquisition

Multicasting means increasing content diversification. We assist you in acquiring media rights (audio-visual, sports, e-gaming etc.).

Rights clearance

The most tedious part of audiovisual production is the management of rights. We help you evaluate the intangible assets of your project and ensure a risk-free utilization.

Audit of intangible assets

If you are planning to acquire a company with significant intangible assets that make up its value, we assist you in the valuation and consolidation of such assets.

Content financing

Each audiovisual production has its own funding. The legal framework in Europe, particularly in Belgium and France, is advantageous. Thanks to our international network and our Paris office, we help you identify the best sources of financing, local partners in production and post-production and tax schemes (tax shelter, tax credit, etc.).

Cross-border activity

We know the strengths of our market and its attractiveness. In close contact with the regulatory authorities and the main players, we provide you with pragmatic legal support in the deployment of your activities and facilitate the opening of market doors.

Strategy

You wish to launch a new project or innovative business segment, the subject is complex and risky: We carry out a preliminary study enabling you to identify the risks. We measure their potential impact with you and look for alternatives offering you optimallegal security.

Audit of Contracts

You have identified a contractual risk in your company. Legislation has changed and you need to consolidate your contracts with your employees and subcontractors. We carry out an audit and review your contracts accordingly

Disputes resolution

Your business may face different types of conflicts sometimes trulycomplex with important financial stakes. Our priority is to protect your business in the most efficient way, especiallyif your interest is to avoid the courts. If proceedingsare necessary, we take the lead with full commitment.

Tenders and public applications

Whether you are a bidder or an adjudicator, our team has the best skills to support you in conducting calls for tenders ranging from the writing of tender documentation of the specifications to the award and appeal phases

Regulation

Our niche expertise enables us to provide you up-to-date and regularly monitored input on latest trends and frameworks, so that your opportunities never miss a chance. This is particularly the case during the period of implementationof directives into national law or the entry into force of regulations.

What They’re Saying

Creative in a sense of advancing solutions and thinking outside the box.

Agile and highly available team.

Quality, efficiency and correct remuneration.

Always on track and always on time

Ranking

  • Legal 500 – Top tier 1– Media& entertainment
  • Chambers Europe – Band one– Media
  • Leaders League – Leading – Media
  • Media Law International – Tier 1
  • Women in Business Law – Agnès Maqua – TMT practices

List of articles

“Media and entertainment in the Covid-19 era – Prepare your business for what’s next.”
April 2020
“The already notorious article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive.”,
September 2019
“L’Assemblée nationale en France a adopté en première lecture la proposition de loi visant à lutter contre les contenus haineux sur internet.”,
July 2019
“3D Printing and Intellectual Property: New opportunities or a recipe for disaster?”,
April 2019
“UFC Que Choisir versus Twitter, Consumption Code should be applied.”,
Novembre 2018
“Copyright reform is on its way.”
September 2018
“Pirate Bay communicates to the public according to AG.”,
February 2017

Your team

Agnès Maqua

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Charlotte Beeckmans

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Katrien Maris

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Alice Portnoy

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