Media, Entertainment and Sports

Media, entertainment and sport are long established practice areas at Moroğlu Arseven. We have a wide reaching and proven track record of representing high profile clients, operating both within Turkey and in other countries. Our clients represent a wide range of points of view, including performing artists, players, producers, coaches, media publishers, broadcasters, owners, ticketing agencies, venue management, as well as promotion and advertising companies. We also regularly advise clients involved in financing or investments related to these industries, such as investor groups, financial institutions, and private equity funds. Dispute resolution and tax planning are particular specialties of our firm.

Our firm’s multidisciplinary approach to providing legal advice means that our media, entertainment, and sport clients receive support from a range of practice areas, tailored to their specific industry requirements. For example, our corporate team regularly advises clients in this sector about a full range of corporate issues, including governance, tax, competition, regulatory, real estate, employment, and immigration matters. We often advise clients regarding complex distribution, licensing, and merchandising arrangements. Similarly, we regularly support clients in dispute avoidance and resolution, including during contract negotiations or terminations, as well as in front of international arbitration tribunals such as FIBA, ICC and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Our intellectual property team works with clients to establish, protect and commercialize intellectual property rights. The particular focus is on trademarks, copyrighted works, brand protection, and licensing. Our firm regularly advises high profile figures and organizations about how to negotiate and manage the legal aspects of their image and endorsement arrangements.

Our firm’s combined strengths in information technology along with mergers and acquisitions mean we often advise major clients during innovative transactional matters in new and emerging media fields. These include internet and multimedia ventures, digital rights, online gaming and entertainment software, as well as other developing platforms and convergence sectors.