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 2017: Media - Band 1
"Distinguished team at the forefront of significant matters in the media, digital marketing and advertising sectors. Regularly assists with contracts, litigation and financing for an outstanding client base. Increasingly active in the sports sector, acting for athletes and agents. The team is praised for its high-quality client service. One client enthuses: "They are very accessible and in sync with the latest evolutions. "They have traditionally been very strong in the media space, mainly on the French-speaking side. They continue to have a strong position in the market."
Legal 500 EMEA 2017: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1
"KOAN Law Firm is strong in the media sector. The IP department was boosted by the recruitment of Christine De Keersmaeker. Recent work includes assisting the Belgian Union of Advertisers with contract drafting. Agnès Maqua and Jean-Michel Orion are the key partners."