Advertising and Marketing

Our media lawyers combine in-depth knowledge of the media industry with a leading international law firm's deal flow and deal size. For several years, we have worked with global media companies enabling our lawyers to obtain a wealth of international industry knowledge that we apply together with our long-standing expertise in this sector to individuals, agencies, companies, and rights holders of international major sporting events. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Pre-clearance advice concerning regulatory and legal compliance
  • Content liability, defamation, and copyright ownership advice
  • Comparative advertising advice
  • Advice relating to user-generated content
  • Competitions
  • Advertising-related disputes, both concerning complaints regarding our clients’ advertising campaigns and complaints by our clients regarding those of others
  • Marketing and unfair trade practices rules (e.g., use of social media and social media data)
  • Risk management and or reputation management issues
  • Corporate transactions for advertising and marketing industry participants
  • M&A matters in all forms of media space

When advising foreign clients, our firm can field a team of expert Japanese lawyers and foreign lawyers who have relevant experience and bi-cultural sensitivity. Our team can do business and draft documents in Japanese, English, German, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, and Marathi, and provides services around the clock through our global affiliated offices.



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