Media & Entertainment

The Media & Entertainment team consists of lawyers focusing on all aspects of the Media & Entertainment industry, particularly intellectual property, corporate law, information technology law and tax-related issues.

Our lawyers seek to understand your business and thrive in crafting innovative solutions in the cutting-edge areas of the law.

Media & Entertainment

Our clients particularly value the team’s business-focussed approach in advising on brand management to enable celebrities, production houses and entertainment & media companies to protect and leverage their intellectual property (IP) assets.

Services Offered include:

  • Advising on film financing
  • Advising on import of foreign films into India
  • Protecting and managing IP/Brands for enhanced valuation
  • Advising on issues relating to broadcasting rights, satellite rights, audio visual rights exhibition and distribution etc
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on agreements relating to territorial distribution and overseas rights
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on agreements relating to product endorsement, movie sponsoring, and advertising
  • Advising on programming contracts between production houses and channels
  • Advising on implications of use of technology in the media sector
  • Corporate advisory services to media companies including Transaction Support Services in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other strategic alliances

Celebrity Management

The team works closely with celebrities, production houses, film financiers and distributors to support and add value to their business.

Services Offered include:

  • Assisting celebrities to avail of benefits of international treaties
  • Defining structures for holding IP rights such as copyrights and trade marks for better IP management and enhanced valuation
  • Advice on implications of various IP rights such as performers’ rights and moral rights


Other Services Offered include:

  • Advise on emerging regulations on content, broadcasting, etc.
  • Formulating litigation strategy to assist clients in analysing risks and liabilities involved
  • Advice and representation of clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings

The Media & Entertainment team also works with international law / consulting firms to deliver seamless solutions to global challenges, through a single point of contact with the client.

DSK Legal also provides legal advice on issues relating to Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, IT & Intellectual Property, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Litigation & Arbitration, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax and Transaction Support.