Entertainment, Media and Sports

PRACTICE AREAS

Culture, Entertainment, Media and Sports industries have evolved in recent years in China. Cooperation between domestic companies and foreign companies or other organizations in this field has never been that close. We have continuously accumulated extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment of the industry, alongside the restriction to the application of Chinese laws, regulations and policies. Through the years, we have established a professional and efficient team to meet various needs from our clients.

Much of the work of an entertainment law practice is transaction based, i.e.,drafting contracts, negotiation and mediation. Some situations may lead to litigation or arbitration.

For foreign clients, in order to satisfy their requirements to cooperate with domestic companies or individuals, we provide legal services in the following areas:

1、Establishment of companies in China and advisement on thescope of business and other related businesses;

2、Cooperation and Authorization of domestic and overseas Filmand Television Entertainment Projects;

3、Joint investment and development of domestic and overseas Film and Television Entertainment Projects;

4、Import and cooperative operation of overseas TV program pattern and performance projects.

For domestic clients, in accordance with their business and based on our practice experience, we provide legal services in the following areas:

1、Issuing legal opinions with respect to business incorporation,corporate governance, equity structure design and M&A, etc.;

2、Trademark/copyright registration and systematic management, etc.;

3、Drafting andreviewing contracts and agreements on assignment or license of the adaption right and the production right, production team and entertainers employment agreements, Joint Investment Shooting Contract, performing management contractsand distribution contracts, etc.;

4、Issuing legal opinions for investment and financing projects;

5、Rights protection and various dispute resolutions.

6、Issuing attorney letters and representing client in litigation or arbitration, etc.

Moreover, our clients also include name-brand advertisers, advertising agencies, production companies, advertising agency networks, media companies, technology companies, television and film production and distribution, Internet and e-commerce companies.

Our services include:

1、Market entry and corporate structuring

2、Licenses, permits and other regulatory matters

3、Venture capital and private equity investment

4、Merger and acquisition in the advertising industry

5、Commercial agreements

6、Data security

Our digital media team members have assisted digital marketing and advertising companies in merger and acquisition transactions with 4A companies or domestic players, as well as provided daily operational support in the areas of intellectual property, government regulation, labor and employment, and litigation, etc.

Representative cases

Ø Represent a social media company, Netalk, in its acquisition deal with one of the 4A advertise companies, Publicis Group.

Ø Advise on a series of corporate restructuring for several advertising companies; assist with set-up of wholly foreign-owned advertising companies by means new establishment or acquisition.

Ø Legal counsel for D+J Media. A media content producing company.

Ø Legal counsel for basketball event and e-learning platform, ONEBALL.


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