The press market is constantly changing because of the rapid development of technologies and the public’s need to have continuous access to information. When publication time is of the essence, creating press materials that are both reliable and legally secure constitutes a serious challenge. We know the specific nature of the pitfalls that may be encountered, and provide effective support at all stages of a journalist’s work.
We have extensive experience advising radio, television and internet broadcasters.
At the stage when press items are being drafted and documentation gathered, we make our first opinions and analyses. We verify the scope of the information collected, then evaluate the content prepared in order to minimise the legal risks posed by publication.
We provide full legal services on the possible effects of publishing press materials, including pre-trial support, formulating responses to letters, and initiating claims or motions for press retractions.
We take part in litigation related to press activities, representing publishers, editors-in-chief and journalists in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings, particularly concerning the protection of personal rights, defamation or slander in the mass media.
We support journalists in obtaining access to public information. We appear on their behalf against entities that commit prohibited acts, such as exerting pressure on journalists or obstructing criticism in the press.
We help draw up and negotiate documents needed in everyday press activities: copyright transfer agreements, licence agreements, and agreements with the protagonists of press materials.