KOAN has a deep understanding of both local and international issues in the media sector, acquired over more than 30 years.
The company advises on Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Privacy, Trade Practices and Contracts, EU and Regulatory. KOAN works with producers and post-producers on topics such as film financing through tax shelter and tax credit, product placement and all contracts related to the media industry. With key actors in the advertising and media business, the firm works on the clearance of campaigns, acquisition and negotiation of copyrights, website audits, image rights compliance and contracts. Legal issues and constraints being crucial for digital advertising initiatives, KOAN has a team of legal experts working closely with its clients.
KOAN has a strong reputation in this sector for its pragmatic, commercial approach and is regularly solicited to share its insights and knowledge on industry platforms.
Chambers Europe 2019: Media - Band 1
"Prominent media boutique offering a breadth of coverage in the sector which includes contractual advice for broadcasters and performers. Clients include advertising agencies, film and television producers and publishing houses. Additionally represents clients in litigation related to copyright, marketing and performance rights. Clients laud the firm for being "very proactive, available and experienced," adding that they are "really happy with the services provided." Others praise the firm for being "transparent, flexible, pragmatic and helpful."
Legal 500 EMEA 2019: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1
"The 'very precise' team at KOAN Law Firm combines its 'deep knowledge of the media and communications sector' with its IT, IP and data protection expertise. The group handles a range of strategic, regulatory, corporate, commercial and contentious matters, with particular experience acting for clients in the advertising, publishing, broadcasting and film industries. Managing partner Christine De Keersmaeker and Agnès Maqua jointly head the team."