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Nigel Dewar Gibb

Nigel Dewar Gibb is a commercial lawyer with extensive intellectual property. Nigel has over twenty years experience of private practice and has been Senior Counsel at Virgin Records and EMI Music.

He also set up his own law firm in 1998 and ran this until it merged with SK Sports Entertainment LLP. SK was then acquired by Pitmans LLP.

He was a partner in the Media, Technology and IP team. Nigel also works advising on all aspects of the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property and has a wide range of clients involved in the creation, licensing and distribution of content through broadcast networks and digital media. He also advises rights owners on securing and exploiting IP assets including copyrights, data and trademarks.

Nigel has also been involved in all production, ticketing and operational issues around festivals and other live events and advises on rights issues and commercial negotiations relating to talent, ticketing, broadcast, sponsorship and merchandising.

He also advises on the securitization of royalty income flows and set up a team to address the issues relating to collection and distribution of royalty income globally. Areas of expertise include commercial negotiations involving rights issues, digital media, TV, production, sponsorship, broadcast, licensing and live events.