Long time friend of Westminster Law School Robert Allan, who has regularly given talks under this umbrella, has agreed to come back and give some more contract masterclasses. The first of these have now been announced.

Robert has recently retired, and was most recently a partner in the Commercial Group at Simkins LLP. During the first 20 or so years of practice Robert was a music talent lawyer specialising in the negotiation of recording music publishing and management contracts on behalf of his artist clients as well as the internal legal organisation of the bands that he represented. During those years Robert represented many household names, including America, Mike Oldfield, Dire Straits, Wham, The Average White Band and The Scorpions.

More recently Robert’s clients have included EMI, who he has represented on a number of transactions including the acquisition of Chrysalis Records, Filmtrax, Virgin Records and Virgin Music Publishing, as well as in connection with EMI’s proposed, but ultimately aborted merger with Warner Music Group. He also represented EMI in respect of many complex corporate issues following Terra Firma’s acquisition of EMI.

5 November 2013 - 5.00pm (Room TBA)
Robert Allan – A masterclass on music publishing contracts*

12 November 2013 - 5.00pm (Room TBA)
Robert Allan – A masterclass on recording contracts*

19 November 2013 - 5.00pm (Room TBA)
Robert Allan – A masterclass on management agreements*

*These are being run through the LLM Entertainment Law course. Students not on the course are welcome, but need to register beforehand with Sam King. Please RSVP Sam via [email protected].

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