Marc Jacobson

Selected by Chambers USA every year since 2005 and by Super Lawyers since 2008 as one of the top Entertainment Lawyers in NYC, Jacobson built his unique practice by focusing on his two passions: music and film.

In the music area, he represented the estates of George & Ira Gershwin, Elvis Presley and Duke Ellington and important songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Shakira, James Brown and Holland-Dozier-Holland. He represented the digital jukebox industry in its negotiations for performing rights, as well as the Cheer and Spirit industry regarding its use of music. He handles sophisticated music publishing and recording transactions, as well as negotiations to license the use of music by non-traditional music users.

Jacobson also handles all legal aspects of filmed entertainment for a variety of films. He worked on “Conviction” with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, “Texasville,” with Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepard and “All’s Fair” with George Segal and Sally Kellerman, “Back in The Day,” with Alec Baldwin and Anabella Sciorria,” Born to Lead: The Sal Aneuse Story,” “Inversion,” and others. He served as Executive Producer for “Nitrous!,” “Leaves of the Tree” and “Hostage.”

He is the Founding Chairman of the NYS Bar Association Section on Entertainment Arts & Sports Law, testified before Congress and WIPO regarding the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and was Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Fordham University Law School, CUNY Law School and The New School. He speaks regularly at bar association and other events about issues related to his practice. He has received many awards relating to his abilities as an attorney. He is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida

 

Roschier Attorneys Ltd

Expertise:

Trademarks, Music and Entertainment law, IT-law, Domain names,

Licensing, Dispute resolution

Previous employment:

Springtoys Oy, Legal Advisor, 2001-02

Professional organizations:

Member of INTA, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), the Finnish ALAI-

group, the Finnish Industrial Property Association (STY), the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group

(FACG), the Finnish Copyright Association and the Finnish IT-Law Association. Junior member

of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys (SPAY)

New York State Bar Association 2009-

Roschier Attorneys LTD:

Lawyers these days are not just lawyers. They are also trusted advisors. Client relationships should be constantly nurtured, and having the right culture is the key to developing them.

Roschier provides a full range of services to blue-chip Nordic and multinational clients across the region. Much of its work is focused on high-end corporate advisory services and M&A, including public M&A and private equity, and banking and finance. The firm also focuses on resolving the inevitable disputes that arise in these areas.

Additionally, the firm offers the range of advice you would expect of a leading international law firm, from EU & competition law to employment, from real estate to restructuring. It has a particularly strong reputation in the high-tech sectors, with intellectual property and ICT high on its list of priorities.

Roschier’s geographical footprint is another thing that makes it stand out. The Nordic countries have become a significant arena for an ever-increasing number of companies. Since the early 1990s, the region has seen countless cross-border mergers, acquisitions and off-shoring projects. Today, the area is crowded with exciting businesses that are distinctly Nordic in scope.

“A regional service concept makes sense for us, because it makes sense for our clients. It extends far beyond our own offices, since we have well-established ‘best friends’ relationships with top firms across the region. Clients value the fact that they can get assistance in the whole area from one source,” says Rydin.

The continuing success of Roschier’s Stockholm office is a clear indicator of an increasing need for cross-border expertise. The majority of Roschier’s lawyers spend a significant part of their time working on cross-border cases.

The firm’s practice groups are highly integrated, so they can draw on resources from several locations and put together cross-border ‘dream teams’ to handle each assignment. The firm is carefully organized to get the most out of its cross-border capabilities.

This combination of expertise means that Roschier is continuously involved in the region’s most demanding assignments and consistently ranked among the top firms in both Finland and Sweden.

“But we never forget that we owe our success to our clients, and we strive every day to give them the best possible service, and to add value to their businesses,” says Björn Winström, Head of the firm’s Swedish operations. “Of course, our coverage also extends well beyond this region through our established relationships with leading law firms around the world and our Finnish membership in Lex Mundi.”

As the Northern European market continues to converge, regional centers are taking shape. Stockholm, for example, has become a hub for the region.

“Stockholm is a key arena for investment and capital markets activity as well as international dispute resolution,” Winström concludes.

 

 

Martin Dahl Pedersen

Martin Dahl Pedersen specialises in intellectual property law, litigation and arbitration within a commercial law context. Martin became a partner in 2002. He has many years’ experience in advising clients in the media and entertainment industries, particularly the newspaper, publishing and sports sectors.

Martin has extensive experience in drafting and advising on both sides of sponsorship agreements. He has special expertise in the contractual implications of digital challenges and opportunities within the media and entertainment environment. He seeks to develop and maintain a unique understanding of his clients’ industries, ensuring that his advice is focused on each client’s needs and adds value to their business.

In addition to providing advice and negotiating agreements, Martin has also conducted cases before Danish and international courts, arbitration tribunals and commissions, including the European Court of Justice, the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and national and international complaints boards for domain names.

Martin has conducted media and copyright cases of general public importance in which significant principles have been determined, such as the use of digital technology in connection with copyright material and the limits of artistic freedom of expression in relation to the right to privacy.

 

Media & Entertainment Law Practice:

The area of sports, media and entertainment has several legal and commercial issues that require professional and valuable advice.

Kromann Reumert offers legal advice on all aspects of sports, media and entertainment law. Having focused on the sports, media and entertainment industry for many years, we have developed a position as one of the most important law firms in this area. Today, we are a large group of lawyers with significant expertise and experience in sports, media and entertainment who assist Danish as well as international clients.

We have a leading reputation handling all types of court and arbitration proceedings in Denmark and abroad.

 

Kromann Reumert:

Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London.

We employ a team of almost 485 dedicated people, who work together to provide quality services for our clients. Currently, our employees include around 250 lawyers covering a long list of practice areas.

The vast majority of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers are qualified Danish lawyers, but we also have lawyers qualified to practice in other jurisdictions.

Our foreign-qualified lawyers practice under the legal titles conferred by their home jurisdictions, as indicated by our lawyer profiles. See profiles for all of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers.

 

Susan H. Abramovitch

Susan Abramovitch is one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers. She is a Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner with a practice that covers all aspects of transactions and disputes related to music, film, television, videogames, branded entertainment, sports, live theatre, multimedia and book publishing.

Having been immersed in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Susan works with many prominent Canadian and international artists, companies and brands. She applies her unparalleled expertise, connections and passion to protect her clients’ interests and get them the best deals possible. Her services cover all areas of entertainment law, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Advising on deal terms and structures
  • Assisting in dispute resolution
  • Counselling on international industry standards
  • Managing rights acquisitions

Consistently ranked as a top lawyer by her clients and peers in prestigious national and international guides from Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal and the Legal Media Group, Susan received a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and expertise. She has also been named one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life magazine.

Susan’s past experience includes serving as head of the entertainment group of another large law firm, and as founding partner of one of Canada’s premier entertainment law boutiques. She also practised in the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in international M&A. After graduating from McGill University as a gold medallist in both the Civil and National Law programs, Susan clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Gérard V. La Forest of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Susan is heavily involved in the legal community as a teacher and mentor. She is the program director for Osgoode Hall Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Certificate in Entertainment Law, and is a course lecturer in entertainment law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (where she is also a past faculty advisory board member). She also lectures at Osgoode Hall, the University of Toronto’s Faculties of Music and Law, McGill University’s Desautels School of Management and Faculty of Music, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Licensed to practise law in Ontario, Québec and New York, Susan offers legal services in both English and French.