Ted Shapiro

Ted is a partner with over 25 years’ experience who heads Wiggin’s Brussels office. He is a recognised expert in international and European copyright law assisting clients on issues related to policy, litigation, compliance and commercial transactions. Current projects include advising clients, including in the audiovisual, video games, music and publishing sectors, on several audiovisual media service, consumer protection, competition and copyright-related aspects of the EU’s new Digital Single Market legislation and ongoing national implementation thereof; preparing a paper on Artificial Intelligence and copyright for submission to government; managing a multi-jurisdictional litigation project for the publishing sector; and, Brexit scenario planning for companies in the audiovisual sector. Ted is experienced in managing campaigns to influence regulation as well as helping organisations and companies navigate the legislative and regulatory environment at the international, EU and Member State levels.

Ted joined Wiggin in January 2013 from the Motion Picture Association in Brussels, where he was the General Counsel for Europe. In 2011, Ted co-published a book on copyright law entitled ‘Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive’. An update of that book was published in March 2019. He has also written numerous articles on copyright issues including on recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Ted is admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, the Brussels Bar and is a solicitor in England and Wales.