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Culture, Entertainment & Media

Culture, Entertainment & Media

Ranked Band 1 in TMT (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013-2017)

Zhong Lun is among the first law firms taking on business related to culture, entertainment and media, having committed ourselves to this practice area as early as the late 1990s. Extensively experienced and well reputed, Zhong Lun lawyers focusing on culture, entertainment and media have over the years been highly recommended by Chambers for multiple times.

 

Zhong Lun’s strengths in the culture, entertainment and media practice mainly lie in the counseling for film, television programs, video games, animations, new media, advertisement, print media, music records, sports competitions, theme parks, publication, and performing arts management, among others. In this practice area, Zhong Lun lawyers not only fully support clients in traditional work, including financing, M&A, listing, compliance and IP rights, but also help innovative clients to develop new business models in compliance with PRC laws and regulatory requirements.
 

Scope of Services

  • Providing legal services concerning investments and financing in relation to TV stations, radio stations, journals, newspapers, online media, mobile media and other forms of media
  • Providing legal services for matters related to films, TV shows, animation, music, artwork and other cultural forms of art
  • Acting on behalf of celebrities, screenwriters, composers, lyricists, novelists and other artists in matters related to their creational process, performance, endorsement and management
  • Advising on the planning, production, operation and business development for large stage performances, expositions and commercial events, and on the establishment, development and operation of performing arts management companies and performing arts organizations
  • Advising on the hosting, marketing, broadcasting, live broadcasting and online streaming of large events, sports events and other types of commercial activities
  • Assisting in online publication, registration of domain names, and the comprehensive protection of copyrights, trademarks, and other IP rights with regard to new media, and providing counseling regarding the acquisition and maintenance of licenses for value added services of the internet service providers and the establishment, operation and risk management of companies in culture, entertainment and media sector
  • Providing legal services for the planning, adaptation, creation, operation, business development of TV games, online games, mobile games and other forms of video games, and for matters related to shutdown of game servers and copyright infringement
  • Providing legal services to high net worth individuals and families, including celebrities regarding individual/family wealth management, trusts, charitable donations, charitable foundations and other types of cultural charitable projects