Publishing law

We have made our name in publishing law over the course of 25 years of experience in advising and acting for best-selling and many other kinds of authors, institutions and renowned publishing houses.

In the publishing sector, our services cover:

  • Drafting and advising on book publishing, author and editor contracts
  • Drafting publishers’ contract terms and related licensing contracts as well as reviewing and protecting titles (drafting notices of title protection)
  • Assistance in the context of developing a new book series
  • Assessing the risks associated with incorporating third party content (reviews, quotations)
  • Assessing the risks associated with infringing third party rights such as privacy rights
  • Ghost writer contracts
  • Clarifying legal issues relating to the design and production of content where an author and translator may share rights
  • Advising on permitted presentation of graphics and illustrations
  • Providing legal advice in negotiations between literary agents acting for authors and publishing houses or media companies
  • All aspects of corporate publishing, including company reports
  • Conditions for the grant of subsidiary rights in additional media such as film, TV, musicals, games, merchandise, audio books  and so forth