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How could the failed enforcement of the SGAE arbitration award have been avoided?

When SGAE concluded an arbitration, in July 2017, to decide a dispute between it and major and indie music publishers, everybody thought that the Spanish collecting society would walk the line and comply with the arbitration award. Not quite. Here is why, and how such outcome could have been avoided. SGAE is the Spanish collective more »

Restructure creative business France

How to restructure your creative business in France | Restructuring & insolvency law firm Crefovi

Almost any medium-sized and large creative business has overseas operations, in order to maximise distribution opportunities and take advantage of economies of scale. This is especially true for fashion & luxury businesses, which need strategically-located brick & mortar retail outlets to thrive. However, such overseas boutiques may need to be restructured, from time to time, more »

Brexit

Brexit: How to protect your creative business when the UK will crash out of the EU on 30 March 2019

On 30 March 2019, the UK will crash out of the EU without a withdrawal deal in place, and without a request for an extension of the 2 years’ notification period of its decision to withdraw. No second referendum will be organised by the current UK government. Therefore, what’s in the cards, for the creative more »

Registration of beneficial ownership

Registration of beneficial ownership: time to take action | Corporate law

What are business owners obligations, in terms of registering beneficial ownership of their companies? How do these obligations differ, in France and the United Kingdom, even though such obligations stem from the same European legislation, i.e. the European Directive 2015/849 dated 20 May 2015 on money laundering?  1. What is this all about? On 20 May more »

Netflix vertical integration

Netflix vertical integration strategy: I was right on the money | Entertainment law

Where does Netflix stand, in terms of expanding its business model, content and distribution channels, worldwide? Where is it heading towards, in the current content distribution ecosystem?  1. Netflix’s state of play in 2018 On 15 May 2015, during the “In conversation with Ted Sarandos” event at the Cannes Film Festival, I asked Netflix’s chief more »