• Advising the Premier League on all aspects of its broadcasting and media rights strategy and its landmark decoder card litigation. The Premier League's domestic and international media rights deals are the largest in world sport outside the United States and are innovatively structured to allow cross-platform, technology neutral exploitation by licensees while providing sophisticated protections against the threat of piracy.
  • Representing Al Jazeera Media Network, a leading media company with more than 20 channels covering news, documentary and sports, in its acquisition of Current Media, LLC, operator of US-based cable network Current TV. Also counselling BeIN Sport, an affiliate of Al Jazeera Media Network, in connection with its US launch and providing intellectual property, corporate, tax, talent/employment advice as the network grows its US subscribership. DLA Piper continues to counsel Al Jazeera Media Network and BeIN Sports with its ongoing media, entertainment and business needs and acts as general outside counsel.
  • Advise many of the world's leading gambling operators and suppliers regularly. We provide advice to the sector across a variety of practice groups, including commercial, IP, tax and, of course, gambling regulatory matters. With respect to regulatory understanding, DLA Piper is the only global law firm with genuine experience across all the major regulated markets.
  • Advising a major Hollywood studio on a US $400 million, multi-jurisdictional, structured financing for a slate of more than 10 films. We assisted with the development of the complex and cutting edge structure which involved regulatory, tax and numerous cross-border issues. The structure provided a return to investors based on the box office performance of the films in question.