Barry Smith is
an intellectual property partner,
copyright and finance and
is highly-rated in the leading legal Directories.
Barry advises media and entertainment clients on a wide range
of transactional issues, with a particular focus on film and
television finance, production and distribution.
He also advises on
cross-border deals, co-productions, completion guarantees, talent
agreements and all types of financial and loan arrangements as well
as the taking of security over intellectual property including
advising clients on the financing of catalogue acquisition. His
practice encompasses expertise in tax efficient funding structures
for the production and distribution of films.
In recent years his expertise has extended to
advising on internet based delivery, all forms of broadcasting,
publishing and music agreements as well as sponsorship, character
merchandising and brand protection.
Previously, Barry was a
partner in Reed
Smith's Advertising, Technology & Media team.