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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

Deacons offers one of the most experienced media and entertainment teams in the region – one that understands the clients’ business and understands the  legal environment.

The specialised complex nature of the creative industries calls for a response as creative as they are. In order to understand fast-changing technologies and practices, advisors must be steeped in the media and entertainment sector.

At the same time, they must understand the business and offer specialised, practical advice and first rate client service.

Deacons has one of the most highly regarded award-winning media and entertainment teams in the region. The team’s depth of experience allows it to offer rapid, relevant advice on any area of the sector, adapting to new developments and technologies ‘in real time’.

The firm assists a wide variety of clients, from multinational media and entertainment companies, major Hollywood film studios, film companies, production houses and distributors, cable and free television operators, record labels and music publishers, leading multinational electronic and online games providers to musicians, actors, directors and writers.

The firm also represents a number of major English and Chinese language newspaper and magazine publishers, as well as the largest multinational advertising and public relations companies.

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The firm’s talented lawyers handle every aspect of the field, from recording and publishing arrangements, agency and management contracts, development, distribution and co-production

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agreements, licensing, merchandising, endorsement, advertising, promotional and sponsorship arrangements, to the setting up, sale, purchase, financing and restructuring of media companies.

Particular highlights include:

The firm’s strong position is acknowledged by independently researched directories, in which clients recommend the firm for its “extensive experience advising on IP aspects related to the film, music and publishing industries.”

The firm’s lawyers are also the authors of the Hong Kong Chapter of the “Independent Film & Television Alliance - Arbitration Award Enforcement Guide 3rd Edition”.


Deacons Hong Kong

5th Floor, Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central, Hong Kong

T: +852 2825 9211

F: +852 2810 0431

E: hongkong@deacons.com.hk

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