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Eversheds Sutherland has one of the most established and highly regarded media and entertainment practices in the World. We act for some of the most successful media and entertainment businesses and artists. We provide a full range of services in the entertainment business, including advising on the creation and exploitation of music, television, film and online content. We also have a highly rated reputation management practice, which uses a wide range of legal tools to protect our clients when reputations are threatened.

The digital age has had a dramatic impact on both rights exploitation and rights protection in the media and entertainment industries. National boundaries no longer have the importance they once had and content deals and rights infringement have to be considered in a global context. Our global experience enables us to advise on the biggest and high profile multi-jurisdictional transactions.

The team can also help to protect and enforce rights once deals are done, ensuring that revenue ends up where the parties intended. We have decades of experience of royalty audit claims and can provide an end-to-end service to clients.

If your rights are infringed or you are on the receiving end of a claim, we are experts in devising effective strategies to resolve disputes.

Our client list includes some of the biggest names in the world as well as those shaping the future of the industry. You will often see the cases we work on in the news: Apple Corps suing Apple Computer, disputes over the Jimi Hendrix Estate or Elton John's new contract to play in Las Vegas.

However, much of our work does not make the news, particularly in relation to reputation management. Good reputations take time and investment to acquire but can be lost in an instant. We understand how to intervene to prevent publication of damaging material. Alternatively, we advise on how to respond to the publication of offending material. You can find more information at our Reputation Management page.