Media and technology businesses are shaped by their people. Attracting, recruiting and retaining those with the right mix of skills and experience can make all the difference. That involves a lot more than just knowing about the law - it also requires an understanding of the sector, an awareness of its customs and practices, and an insight into what's likely to work for your business.
Our sector-focused approach means we know how media and technology businesses operate and what it takes for them to succeed. We have a wealth of experience of how the law applies to the contracts, customs and HR practices within these sectors. That’s why many of the leading broadcasters, technology companies, film and TV studios, production companies, SVOD platforms, music businesses, games companies, sporting bodies, publishers and online betting companies regularly turn to us for advice on employment and immigration law.
Our team covers all types of employment and immigration work including contract drafting and negotiation, visa applications and extensions, advice on rationalisation and restructuring programmes and managing complicated and sensitive disputes.
Recent examples include supporting clients (particularly our US studio and SVOD clients) regarding their Covid-19 response and advising on the new IR35 rules which came into force in April 2021.
For us, helping you become a more successful employer is more than just a question of fire-fighting day-to-day HR problems. Instead, we aim to add value by adopting a proactive and collaborative approach when working with your HR team, managers and in-house lawyers to promote best practice and to achieve the outcome that you want.