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Legal 500, 2022

Harbottle & Lewis advises Soho Studios Entertainment on its strategic investment from Asylum Entertainment

Harbottle & Lewis has advised Soho Studios Entertainment, the production company led by co-founder and chief creative officer Ian Lamarra alongside fellow co-founding directors Paul Sandler and Francis Ridley, on its strategic investment from Endeavour-backed Asylum.

Harbottle has advised Soho Studios Entertainment since it was founded in 2022. Since then it has co-produced Marcel Theroux’s two-part true-crime series The Playboy Bunny Murder for ITV and is in production on Tim’s Listening Party, a podcast featuring Tim Burgess. Asylum’s investment will enable the company to accelerate its growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

On working with Harbottle & Lewis, Ian Lamarra said “As a fledgling UK production company looking to partner with a big established US one, we needed the very best lawyers and certainly had that with Colin, Ed and the whole team at Harbottles”.

Commenting on the deal, Ed Lane said “It is wonderful to have advised Ian, Paul, Francis and the team at Soho Studios from the very beginning and through this huge milestone – that it has arrived so quickly for them is a testament to their talent and drive.”

The Harbottle team advised Soho Studios Entertainment on all aspects of the transaction and was led by Colin Howes and Managing Associate Ed Lane with support from trainee solicitor Julika Schmidt. Employment Managing Associate Sarah Verrecchia advised in relation to employment aspects of the deal.

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