DLA Piper’s team has emerged as a top choice for those involved in the media, sport, gaming and entertainment industries—industries which demand the very best representation and expect superior client service.

Our lawyers understand the way the media, sport, gaming and entertainment industries work. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise in any major jurisdiction. Our clients benefit from our deep industry knowledge and experience, and from our creative, solution-oriented and responsive approach.

We have a market-leading international team of lawyers throughout Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. We offer the benefits of a global business law firm, with a network of experience extending across the world.

DLA Piper is at the forefront of advising the sports, media and entertainment industries on finance, investment and corporate issues, production and rights acquisition, the exploitation of media rights, the staging and exploitation of live sports and other events, intellectual property protection and enforcement, regulatory and administrative issues, antitrust and competition law, theme park and stadium and arena development and management, and the resolution of disputes.

We advise film studios and producers, distributors, broadcasters, promoters, advertisers, rights holders, leagues, clubs, franchise owners, international and national governing bodies and agencies, event promoters, sponsors, investors, banks and other leading corporations and individuals. We also provide a coordinated hub for advising the leading gaming operators and suppliers in the gaming sector in respect to the myriad of local laws and regulation pertaining to the activities.

Our extensive experience covers:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Audio-visual piracy
  • Broadcasting/television
  • Computer games
  • Digital media
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • International sports federations
  • Live events
  • Media
  • Music
  • Olympic and world-level events
  • Publishing
  • Sponsorship, licensing and merchandising
  • Sports data
  • Sports media rights
  • Stadium development
  • Theme park development and management

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