Media Law

Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide Commercial Legal Advice on the development and production of Film, Television and Digital Radio to both new and established Artists, Managers, Producers, Record Labels and Production Companies, Publishing Companies and Distribution Companies.

Financing and Distribution agreements

We provide advice on both Finance and Distribution agreements for Media Companies. We will draft and review Commercial Agreements such as Production Agreements, Acquisition Agreements, Investment Agreements. We can also deal with Distributors, Financial Institutions and Investors on your behalf. 

Tax Incentive Finance Arrangements

We also provide taxation advice on section 481 tax relief for film projects, which was introducted as part of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997  to encourage investment in Irish made films. We can also advise on additional tax benefits which are available  under the SI No 97 of 2009 [Finance (No 2) Act 2008 (Commencement of Section 28(1) ) Order 2009].

Intellectual Property Rights

We can also advise on the many Intellectual Property issues that can arise in Media Law such as Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Design Rights, protection from Passing Off, and the protection of confidential information.

Copyright Clearance

In addition, we will deal with all aspects of Copyright Clearance to ensure that the permission has been obtained from the authors of works to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or photo records, prepare works based upon the copyright work, and to perform or display copyrighted works.

Digital Media

Healy O’Connor also offer expert advice on all aspects of Digital Media in the Entertainment, Media and Technological industries. We advise clients involved in the delivery of digital content, from online music download sites and mobile phone content providers, to computer game developers.

Advertisements and Promotions

We provide advice on all aspects of advertising and marketing entertainment companies. We also provide regulatory advice to ensure compliance with the Competition Authority, and compliance with Consumer Rights.

Employment and Human Resources

Healy O’Connor provide advice on all employment related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. We can draft or review all contractual and policy documentation on your behalf, advising on redundancy, corporate restructuring and dealing with disputes before the Rights Commissioner and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. We equally provide advice on human resources issues, such as employee sick leave, disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Contact us

For further information and advice on any of the above, please contact Shane Healy at shane@hoc.ie. Alternatively you can write to us at our office locations at 77 Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin 2 or Quay House, Fitton Street, Off South Mall, Cork.

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