Digital & Tech

The media and creative industries are rapidly becoming completely digitalised and moving online. Non-digital media is now the exception rather than the rule. The convergence of media, whether it’s the commissioning and distribution of films via digital platforms or use of VR in videogames and TV, is a reality. Disruptors – new entrants to the way we use, exploit and create technology and media – are a plenty.

In this fast changing, complex world, you need lawyers who think outside the box. Who understand the technology and issues, have in-depth experience of the digital sector and are able to offer practical commercial solutions to ensure you identify and maximize your opportunities.

At Lee & Thompson we offer unparalleled expertise and experience in the digital and technology space. Many of our lawyers are seen as leaders in their field. Solutions driven, we act for a wide range of businesses from market leaders and game changes within the tech and media sectors, to entrepreneurs and innovators, videogame developers and publishers, digital broadcasters, e-commerce platforms, social media publishers and influencers, content creators, App and Website developers, through to fitness and health technology companies and betting and gambling online services.

Digital Delivery – TV, Film & Music Content

The creation of content and how it is licensed, distributed, monetised and underlying rights protected is core to our practice. We work with production companies, broadcasters, traditional media companies as well as cutting-edge companies looking to innovate and disrupt. Our clients include TV broadcasters and platforms establishing video on demand and subscription services, companies launching multi-platform services and those producing or distributing content available for the first time.

Apps, Social & Interactive Tech

Our lawyers have been there from the inception of App and Social Media development, publishing and licensing. We work with a whole range of clients, from tech innovators in the fitness, wellbeing, games and betting space to the financial sector and blue chip companies helping devise their digital strategies around the development and execution of new consumer offerings.

Data

Our data protection and privacy team advises on all data protection, and cybersecurity related issues, from the implications of big changes enacted by forthcoming EU legislation to how best to handle international data transfers to day-to-day compliance issues and dealing with requests from the ICO and other data protection regulators.

Crucially, we are experts in helping you take advantage of the growing number of opportunities around data, helping you commercialise it whilst remaining compliant.

Technology

Technology underscores everything we do in our digital business. We are at the cutting edge. Our team works on transformational technologies that challenge the normal way business operates and establishes new business models and solutions. Through our regular exposure to entrepreneurial ideas and innovation, we keep at the forefront of new technologies.

Our clients range from traditional global technology businesses to those involved in AI, VR, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Wearable Tech, Fintech and Adtech. We offer our clients invaluable experience of the sector and sound commercial solutions to ensure their ideas are protected and exploited in the best possible way.

Digital Retail

We are widely recognised as being at the forefront of digital retail and ecommerce, advising online Brand operators, e-commerce platforms, digital market places and technology enablers.

Our clients range from household names in the retail, entertainment and leisure sector, to fast growing tech businesses, start ups and innovators. What sets us apart is our genuine industry knowledge and expertise. We offer pragmatic commercial advice, whether its guiding you on how best to ensure your online consumer journey model remains seamless but also compliant to direct marketing and negotiating your payment processor contracts.

Video Games

As the videogames sector continues to expand and evolve, having proactive experts who are at the forefront of the latest developments and who know the industry inside out is crucial.  Lee & Thompson has several leading lawyers in the videogames space. We are recognized as the go to firm by UK and European game developers, publishers and creative individuals. Click here to find out more about our Video Games expertise.