Our Media, Broadcasting and Sports lawyers have built a formidable reputation for specialist, high quality advice across a broad range of issues.

We know the industry. Our experts act for a range of organisations, including well-known media groups and national broadcasters, innovative start-ups, technology providers and global social media platforms. In Sports, our clients include football clubs, event organisers, sporting bodies and sports charities. We also regularly act for investors and those looking to acquire assets in the media and sports sectors.

Our Media and Sports team advises on brand protection and licensing, broadcasting and media rights, sponsorship, venue and events agreements, technology contracts and acquisitions and investments, together with employment, tax and benefits and disputes. Our regulatory experts are specialists in data protection, ePrivacy, competition law and other regulatory matters. We have particular expertise in growth sectors such as adtech, data analytics and exports.

Brodies’ work is of an extremely high standard. They are also extremely commercial in their approach and take the time to understand our business.

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Our defamation and reputation management team advise on defending defamation actions and online intermediary liability, with particular expertise in relation to social media. We are regularly instructed in libel vetting and have significant experience in pre-publication and pre-broadcast content reviews. We have good relationships with, and an understanding of, the Scottish media and can achieve positive results for clients by means of negotiation, rather than litigation.

Broadcasters also value our specialist advice on the approach of Scottish courts to questions of contempt of court, the enforcement of regulatory measures and the prosecution of criminal offences relating to publication and disclosure of sensitive information.

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Media, Broadcasting & Sports key highlights

  • We have advised DC Thomson on a number of radio, live events and publishing acquisitions.
  • We have advised Scotcomms Technology Group on an e-ticketing agreement with FIFA for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
  • We have advised Scotcomms Technology Group on a technology agreement with The All England Lawn Tennis Club for Wimbledon.
  • We have advised TV advertising analytics business TV Squared on a range of IP, data protection and ePrivacy matters.

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