Corporate

Founded fifty years ago, we are one of the leading entertainment law firms. We empower creators and those who work with them, helping to maximise potential and preserve legacies.

Our corporate team has built up an enviable reputation having acted for many of the biggest names, and on some of the biggest deals, in media and entertainment, and is highly ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Quality Corporate Advice

We are a full-service corporate practice, advising our clients both in the UK and internationally on a wide range of corporate matters including company, business and music catalogue sales and acquisitions; lending, investments and other financing arrangements; shareholder and partnership arrangements; and the establishment, development and growth of entertainment related businesses. Although we have significant experience in media and entertainment, we also represent clients operating in a variety of other industries.

Understanding our clients’ corporate objectives at every stage of a company’s growth and development is at the heart of what we do. We provide clear and pragmatic advice, always appropriate to the nature and size of a transaction.

Examples of recent transactions

  • Acting for Kobalt Capital on their sale of 2 separate music fund assets for $1.1 billion and $325m respectively to KKR/Dundee Partners and Hipgnosis
  • Acting for Universal Music Group on their acquisition of the renowned British classical music label, Hyperion Records
  • Acting for Primal Scream on the sale of 50% of their song rights to BMG
  • Acting for Guy Chambers (writer for Robbie Williams) on the sale of his compositions, and David Gray on the sale of his recording catalogue, to Bella Figura Music
  • Acting for BMG on their acquisition of the music interests of Chris Rea
  • Advising the partners of Coda/Paradigm music agency in the UK regarding their partial acquisition by Wasserman
  • Acting for television production company Curve Media on the sale of a majority stake to Night Train Media, backed by Serafin
  • Acting for a well-known songwriter (Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Pink, Adele, Ed Sheeran) on his sale of compositions to large US Capital fund
  • Advising Transgressive Records and One Two Many on their separate partnership arrangements with Raine Group backed Firebird Music Holdings

 

Please contact Chris Gossage or Ryan Vince: 020 7439 8692; or email chris.gossage@russells.co.uk or ryan.vince@russells.co.uk, to find out how we can help you.

Corporate Team

Corporate Team

Corporate Team