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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice
Thailand’s gaming industry is driving trends in the entertainment sector while its SVoD market remains one of Southeast Asia’s largest, with a value of USD190 million in 2023.
According to Statista, the SVoD segment will continue to grow to a projected value of USD269 million by 2027. Media lawyers say this segment has generated a high volume of legal work given the launch of SVoD platforms.
Other legal work over the past year has included comprehensive advice on OTT and broadcasting licensing and regulations, content restrictions, data privacy and copyright matters.
Lawyers say companies that offer SVoD platforms are more eager than ever to enter emerging jurisdictions and take a share of the market.
In other related developments, the government introduction social media regulation to promote ethical industry standards.
The bill is part of wider media reform efforts and compels social media platforms as well as service providers to take down certain content without a court order. The regulation came into force on 25 December and incorporates a 24-hour content takedown requirement.
The Baker McKenzie team acts for clients across the copyright spectrum. Television production companies, online service providers and fashion houses form the firm’s diverse client base. The media practice group advises on the licensing of intellectual property, distributorship arrangements and legal aspects of franchising.
LawPlus represents clients from the film and music industries, providing specialist advice on a range of copyright matters. The IP and IT department is managed works with the wider team providing local and cross-border advice.
Tilleke & Gibbins works with clients from the film, television and radio segments on intellectual property-related matters. The team provides ongoing assistance to Google and has assisted Tata Communications on net neutrality and zero rating.
Hunton Andrews Kurth maintains leadership in the local legal market with dynamic media sector coverage that includes entertainment and sports. Bangkok-based lawyers work on transactions, negotiations and dispute resolution on behalf of clients around the world.
With a digital media focus, the Rajah & Tann team has extensive experience advising on content license and distribution agreements. The TMT department works with media regulators on behalf of its clients. The team is also recognised for its knowledge of data protection compliance.
Present since 1990, Siam Premier International has established a leading position with separate departments for media, telecommunications and intellectual property. The firm’s practitioners advise on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and technology law.
ILCT represents producers, presenters and actors. With a division dedicated to entertainment, the firm’s lawyers have extensive experience drafting motion picture contracts, including artist, modelling and presenter service contracts. The team also provides sector-related tax planning assistance.
Formerly the Bangkok office of White & Case, Weerawong C&P has become one of the largest independent law firms since its establishment in 2009. The practice specialises in intellectual property and works a range of cross-border cases.
Tilleke & Gibbins
Allen & Overy
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Rajah & Tann
Siam Premier International
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