Sports, Media & Entertainment

Sports, Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment

Media and Entertainment Law – “Lights Camera Action … Law!”

While in the past the media and entertainment world has been focused on print, film, radio and television and traditional home entertainment products, production distribution and consumption of media have changed drastically due to the technical development. Digitalisation is currently one of the most important issues, including in the media industry. It offers cross-industry opportunities, but also poses major challenges for market participants. The changing market environment creates new competitors. In addition to the existing players, increasingly agile start-ups enter the market. The digital transformation results in new economic strategies and marketing opportunities, many of them still under development. Legislation is trying to keep up with these developments. The framework conditions are lagging behind. ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN helps you put these these processes into the proper legal shape for you to legally remain on equal level with the markets.

ARNECKE SIEBETH DABELSTEIN also assists you in all matters of traditional media and entertainment law. It is particularly important for any company operating in the industry to assess, secure, and protect rights by adopting a clear-sighted and comprehensive approach throughout the entire chain of utilisation. ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN supports clients in the drafting of licensing agreements, the enforcement of claims against third parties in cases of piracy or plagiarism, and in cases of defence against alleged infringements. Another focus of ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN is advice on the design and negotiation of marketing contracts in the media sector.

In addition, we advise large publishing and media companies on publishing law, as well as gaming law. Further, we advise on traditional press and publishing law and thus protect the day-to-day work of the editorial staff.


  • Negotiation and drafting of
    • filming, production, and co-production contracts, including voice dubbing
    • merchandising and sponsoring agreements
    • other marketing contracts in the media sector
  • Advice and assistance on marketing and communication campaigns, specially when you explore new avenues
  • Advice on the development of new TV, online, print, and event formats
  • Fiscal planning
  • Advice on all regulatory matters in the field of broadcasting and tele-media
  • Defence and enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Applications for/defence against of injunctive reliefs in freedom of expression disputes
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