Publishing

“Harbottle & Lewis LLP attracts praise for its ‘deep specialist expertise in publishing’, and ‘understanding of the commercial possibilities associated with a book platform’.”

The Legal 500, 2015

As technologies develop, cross-media deals allow you to maximise the value of your publishing assets, but the acquisition and exploitation of publishing rights becomes more complex.

Our publishing lawyers can help you navigate the legal issues of an evolving industry. You can call on our expertise at any point in the creative and commercial life cycle of a project. You will benefit from our combined knowledge of traditional and digital publishing, from deals to disputes. As a result of our related industry expertise in areas such as interactive entertainment, music, TV and film, we can provide you with tailored advice on cross-media and convergence deals, as well as other emerging business opportunities. You can expect us to provide pragmatic and creative solutions to individual challenges.

Our understanding of the business of publishing comes from up-to-date industry experience. We regularly engage with industry groups, such as the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG), Publishers Association Legal Committee, Stationers’ Company, and Association of Authors’ Agents. We attend the London Book Fair and the Futurebook conference. We are often invited to speak at events and contribute to trade publications such as The Bookseller.