Media

We assist clients in the intensely competitive media sector, where organisations face a number of critical legal issues to protect their competitive advantage, reputation and business strategies.

We act for industry leading television networks, newspapers, magazines, information technology companies, e commerce and multimedia providers, publishers and film companies.

We provide expert advice on all issues arising prior to publication and broadcast including defamation, contempt, copyright and trade practices and acting in litigation arising out of those issues.

Experience

Recent matters

Search engine defamation defences

Representing international search engines in defamation defences including Appeal level cases that have established the defences available for alleged publications arising from search results.

Verizon Media Australia

Defending defamation proceedings brought by Sam Newman for defamatory imputations allegedly arising from a Yahoo Sports article.

Desert Pea Media

Ongoing pro bono advice to Original Nations content creator in relation to copyright, intellectual property and other matters related to its media content and board governance.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd

Defamation defence of action brought by Rebel Wilson over publications in Woman's Day, NW, Women's Weekly and OK Magazine, including successful proceedings in the Court of Appeal and High Court.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd

Defending copyright proceedings brought by the artist Vladas Meskenas, featuring the world's first litigated claim in relation to Moral Rights.

Dow Jones & Co Inc

Defence of landmark defamation proceedings brought by Joseph Gutnick in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.

Recognition

Ranked as a leading law firm in media and entertainment
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021
Ranked as a band 2 firm in TMT: media law
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020-2021
"They are very responsive and commercial, very quick to attend to any task, and do so very well. They are a little more agile, including as to responsiveness, than larger firms"
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020
“A deep talent base and exceptional technical expertise”
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Ranked tier 2 in media and entertainment
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
"Excellent breadth and depth of capability"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018
"They have been very responsive and their advice very helpful and sound, and their legal expertise and advice on defamation was great"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017
“Very strong media practice”
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2016

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