Baker & McKenzie has a dedicated Media and Content Group in Australia with the industry knowledge, cutting edge experience and technical skills required to provide a complete range of legal services to assist our clients in navigating the rapid changes taking place in this sector. The Group comprises lawyers who have worked in-house at leading media organisations giving them a unique commercial insight.
Modern media organisations operate in dynamic, multi-distribution platform environments. Traditional single-outlet models have disappeared with the "new media" space of internet and mobile communications. Convergence is rewriting the rules for media and content organisations. Regulatory reform and the rise of alternative delivery platforms are giving rise to new business models and investment opportunities. The legal challenges faced by media and content organisations and those investing in them are complex and wide ranging.
Our clients include new and established media entities in free-to-air TV, pay TV and radio, IPTV, telecommunications providers, online service providers and multimedia companies many of which are industry leaders and innovators, often breaking new ground in the media space.
- Media mergers & acquisitions
- Content licensing
- Content creation
- Established and new media rights exploitation
- Sports content rights
- Production and co-production agreements
- Media ownership regulation
- Content regulation
- Pre-broadcast and publication content advice
- Interactive gambling
- Competition issues
- Defamation & contempt
- Copyright infringement
- Format rights disputes
- Misleading & deceptive conduct
- Trademark infringement
- Content licensing disputes