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    Advising Manchester International Festival on its 2019 celebration of culture

    A cross-practice team from Eversheds Sutherland has advised Manchester International Festival (MIF) in the lead up to the 18-day celebration of arts and culture in the City, which runs from 4 to 21 July.

    The team, led by Partner Kuljeet Gill, have provided pro bono advice in its role as a “Silver Supporter” of the Festival. The team advised in relation to:

    • commissioning agreements with international artists, acts and musicians for the creation and collaboration of new works prior to and during the Festival;
    • legal arrangements for the creation of new works to be showcased at the Festival;
    • copyright issues for performers and artists; and
    • aspects of consumer law, charities law, and licencing arrangements.

    MIF is a celebration of culture in Manchester, with UK and world premieres and special events taking place in venues and spaces across the city; from concert halls, galleries and theatres, to car parks, churches and railway stations. Alongside work created by artists from around the world, MIF has a year-round programme of creative activity involving local people around the city. The festival launched in 2007 and takes place every two years, attracting audiences from across the city, nationally and internationally.

    Michael Clavell-Bate, Manchester Senior Office Partner, said: “We’re really proud to be supporting such a creative and cutting-edge festival that has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2007. We’re committed to working collaboratively with the Festival to ensure it showcases all that Manchester has to offer.”

    Kuljeet was supported by Senior Associate Sasha Fasolilli and Associate Amy Parkinson in Manchester, together with Principal Associate Lisa Highet in Nottingham and Associate Suzy Skier in London.

    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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