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With over 80 specialist media lawyers across our international network, we offer a deep and well-resourced team.

And, because our clients operate across the spectrum of media operations from advertising and content production (including publishing, TV and filmed entertainment, games, music and other audiovisual products) to network distribution (including TV and radio broadcasting, online, fixed and wireless communications) and technology, our knowledge of media law is wide-ranging.

This means we provide relevant media-focused advice, delivered quickly to ensure that we add value from day one. So, irrespective of the location, the size, or the complexity of the matter, you can be confident that we have the right team in the right place.

We offer a complete range of services. As well as our renowned corporate finance practice, our media clients benefit from first-rate advice in areas such as intellectual property, antitrust and regulatory, commercial contracts, employment and benefits, litigation and dispute resolution, banking, capital markets and real estate. We are a one-stop solution for leading media companies.

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News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O rounds off 2019 with stellar performance in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2019 with a stellar performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019. 

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News: 30 OCTOBER 2019

International tier one telecoms carrier fined for sanctions breach

The UK financial sanctions enforcer, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), announced on 28 October a fine of a UK subsidiary of an international tier 1 telecoms carrier (the Company)  for indirectly facilitating international telephone calls to SyriaTel, a designated entity  under EU financial sanctions on Syria, implemented by the Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2012.   

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: The CJEU issued its decision in the Planet49 case

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C‑673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie consent under Directive 2002/58 (ePrivacy Directive).

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Publications: 19 DECEMBER 2018

Stablecoins

Over the recent months there has been a proliferation in the development of stablecoins, namely crypto-assets pegged in value to fiat currency or other assets. While the price fluctuations of other crypto-assets make them perhaps more attractive for speculation, the relative stability of stablecoins offers the possibility of cryptocurrencies being adopted for use in everyday transactions.

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