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Lizzie Williams, Harbottle & Lewis

In Harbottle & Lewis' Digital Download series Lizzie Williams will be discussing topical issues in the digital and tech world with expert guests who will give you their views on the legal issues they give rise to.

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Episode 7 – Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV
Jun 29 2022
Episode 7 – Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV
‘Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV’ is the seventh episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode seven Lizzie Williams chats to Gary Ashford and Catherine Flood about shifts in the digital economy as a result of the pandemic and the general trend towards digitalisation, with a focus on the film and TV industries. 0:50Q1 What influence has the pandemic had on the shift towards on demand streaming? How has this impacted the film and TV industries? 3:30Q2 Has digitalisation had an effect on the type of content being produced? 7:15Q3 What impact has digitalisation had on the revenue streams for film and TV? 9:50Q4 What impact have these shifts had on contractual arrangements and negotiating positions? 12:55Q5 What impact do these changes have on the film and TV industries when it comes to taxation? How do we ensure taxation is being applied across the world in a sensible way without inhibiting the development of new ways of business? 16:50Q6 What are the three key things global streaming platforms should be thinking about when it comes to taxation of their services? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guest: Gary Ashford – Gary is a well-known international tax partner, with particular expertise in contentious tax matters. He is the foremost crypto tax expert in the UK and is often called on by other firms to provide his technical expertise on crypto matters. Gary sits on HMRC’s Crypto Advisory Group where he is helping to devise the tax rules around crypto in the UK. He is also leading on associated areas, such as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and DeFI (Decentralised Finance). Gary has particular expertise in complex structures, including trusts and funds both in the UK and overseas, and supports non domicile and international clients in identifying areas of risk in their tax affairs. He also advises private clients, trusts and corporate clients on a range of complex tax issues such as restructuring, residence, non domicile/remittances, transfer pricing matters, employment and property tax and various other matters including VAT.Catherine Flood – Catherine advises a broad range of corporate clients within the technology, media and entertainment industries, with a particular focus on film, television and theatre. She has experience of commercial and intellectual property issues connected with the development, financing, production and exploitation of feature films, television programmes and other content across both traditional and new media platforms. She works with a broad range of clients, from individual rights holders to UK-based producers, US studios and SVOD providers. For the la
Episode 7 – Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV
Jun 29 2022
Episode 7 – Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV
‘Impact of the Digital Economy on Film & TV’ is the seventh episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode seven Lizzie Williams chats to Gary Ashford and Catherine Flood about shifts in the digital economy as a result of the pandemic and the general trend towards digitalisation, with a focus on the film and TV industries. 0:50Q1 What influence has the pandemic had on the shift towards on demand streaming? How has this impacted the film and TV industries? 3:30Q2 Has digitalisation had an effect on the type of content being produced? 7:15Q3 What impact has digitalisation had on the revenue streams for film and TV? 9:50Q4 What impact have these shifts had on contractual arrangements and negotiating positions? 12:55Q5 What impact do these changes have on the film and TV industries when it comes to taxation? How do we ensure taxation is being applied across the world in a sensible way without inhibiting the development of new ways of business? 16:50Q6 What are the three key things global streaming platforms should be thinking about when it comes to taxation of their services? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guest: Gary Ashford – Gary is a well-known international tax partner, with particular expertise in contentious tax matters. He is the foremost crypto tax expert in the UK and is often called on by other firms to provide his technical expertise on crypto matters. Gary sits on HMRC’s Crypto Advisory Group where he is helping to devise the tax rules around crypto in the UK. He is also leading on associated areas, such as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and DeFI (Decentralised Finance). Gary has particular expertise in complex structures, including trusts and funds both in the UK and overseas, and supports non domicile and international clients in identifying areas of risk in their tax affairs. He also advises private clients, trusts and corporate clients on a range of complex tax issues such as restructuring, residence, non domicile/remittances, transfer pricing matters, employment and property tax and various other matters including VAT.Catherine Flood – Catherine advises a broad range of corporate clients within the technology, media and entertainment industries, with a particular focus on film, television and theatre. She has experience of commercial and intellectual property issues connected with the development, financing, production and exploitation of feature films, television programmes and other content across both traditional and new media platforms. She works with a broad range of clients, from individual rights holders to UK-based producers, US studios and SVOD providers. For the la
Episode 6 – Meet you in the Metaverse
May 18 2022
Episode 6 – Meet you in the Metaverse
‘Meet you in the Metaverse’ is the sixth episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode six Lizzie Williams discusses the metaverse with Kostyantyn Lobov and what brands should be thinking about when establishing themselves in it. 0:50Q1 What does the term metaverse mean and does the metaverse exist yet? 2:40Q2 Will the metaverse necessarily involve blockchain and NFTs? 4:55Q3 What are the main potential legal issues that should be considered? 10:50Q4 What key issues should brands focus on at this stage with a view to establishing themselves in the metaverse? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guest: Kostyantyn Lobov – Kostyantyn (@LawyerKostya) co-heads the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Group and advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property, Advertising and Regulatory issues. His wider client base includes brand owners, production companies and various members of the tech and creative industries. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website www.harbottle.com/digital-tech Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - is provided for your general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this podcast.
Episode 5 – Succession and digital assets
Jan 26 2022
Episode 5 – Succession and digital assets
‘Succession and digital assets’ is the fifth episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode five Lizzie Williams discusses the knotty issue of what happens to digital assets like cryptocurrency, as well as social media accounts and intellectual property, on death with Andrew (Andy) Reay and May Delaney. 1:10 Q1 What happens in relation to your ownership of copyrights and other IP rights on death? How do you make sure that these are dealt with appropriately? 5:25 Q2 How can I ensure that my family can deal with my social media accounts after my death? 7:50 Q3 Is our current wills and probate system able to deal with cryptocurrency and other crypto assets like NFTs? How do my executors access my private key and crypto wallet? 12:30 Q4 How do I make inheriting crypto assets as straightforward as possible? 13:25 Q5 What three key pieces of advice would you give to someone wanting to ensure that their digital wealth and assets are inherited properly? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guest: Andrew Reay – Andrew Reay is the Probate Manager in the Private Client Group at Harbottle & Lewis. He specialises in complex and high value succession matters. He typically advises individuals, corporate trustees and charities in their capacity as Personal Representatives or beneficiaries of Estates which have international elements or which have been contested. He also advises on ‘post-death law,’ generally, including what happens to rights of action or contractual obligations after someone passes away. May Delaney – May Delaney is an Associate in the Private Client Group at Harbottle & Lewis who advises UK and international individuals and their families on the management of their personal affairs, and the preservation and transfer of family wealth. She specialises in advising “next generation” clients on the receipt of wealth. Her work includes Wills, succession planning and capital tax advice. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website www.harbottle.com/digital-tech Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - is provided for your general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this podcast.
Episode 4 – The Interaction between Technology and Sport
Jan 11 2022
Episode 4 – The Interaction between Technology and Sport
‘The Interaction between Technology and Sport’ is the fourth episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode four Lizzie Williams discusses the use of technology in elite level sport, including the collection of performance data, and associated legal issues with Mike Jones. 0:50 Q1 Have you come across interesting examples of the use of technology to achieve elite level performance in sport and are there any particular legal issues which come up frequently in that context? 4:45 Q2 Who owns the data which is gathered about players during matches? 6:50 Q3 How can the data be exploited and what are the potential legal issues? 8:45 Q4 How can technology and data be used to create a different experience for fans? 10:50 Q5 How are the US leading the way in technology in sports stadiums? 12:45 Q6 Is there anything traditional sport can learn from e-sports in terms of the fan experience and using data and technology in innovative ways? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation.Mike Jones – Mike advises on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters in the sports, interactive entertainment and technology industries with a particular focus on the acquisition, creation and protection of commercial and intellectual property rights. Mike works with and advises sports governing bodies, live event organisers, professional sports teams, individual athletes, video game publishers and studios, rights holders and brands, and sports management agencies/promoters on a variety of matters. Mike is a member of the British Association of Sports Lawyers and LawinSport website. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website www.harbottle.com/digital-tech Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - is provided for your general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this podcast.
Episode 3 – Trends in data protection enforcement
Nov 23 2021
Episode 3 – Trends in data protection enforcement
‘Trends in data protection enforcement’ is the third episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode three Lizzie Williams discusses recent GDPR enforcement trends in the UK and EU with Sacha Wilson and Shayna-Radhika Patel. 0:45Q1 How has Brexit affected the enforcement landscape and what does it mean for businesses worried about GDPR fines? 2:20Q2 What trends have we seen in enforcement over the last few years? 3:00Q3 Has the pandemic affected enforcement? What does the landscape look like as we emerge from the depths of Covid? 5:00Q4 What are the most common types of violations across Europe that have resulted in enforcement action so far? 5:50Q5 Do smaller companies also need to be concerned? 8:00Q6 Has the ICO shown any particular focus in terms of enforcement which companies should be aware of? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guests: Sacha Wilson – Sacha is a partner in the Technology, Media and Entertainment team at Harbottle & Lewis and joint head of the firm’s cross-departmental Advertising Group. He is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with particular expertise in advertising, tech/digital, and data privacy. He has advised clients from a variety of sectors including some of the world’s best known brands, agencies, platforms and media companies. In relation to data privacy, Sacha has advised on all the key compliance areas and has worked with a large number of clients on their GDPR compliance programmes. Sacha has particular expertise in the data privacy aspects of marketing, adtech and digital media – he frequently advises on adtech vendor arrangements, programmatic advertising, mobile apps, and innovative digital marketing projects.Shayna-Radhika Patel – Shayna is an associate in Harbottle & Lewis’ Technology, Media and Entertainment team and advises on a broad range of commercial agreements, intellectual property and data protection issues in this area. Shayna has particular experience advising on privacy matters, IP/IT commercial contracts and the commercialisation of various technologies including blockchain. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn and on Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website
Episode 2 - Navigating the world of NFTs
Nov 9 2021
Episode 2 - Navigating the world of NFTs
‘Navigating the world of NFTs’ is the second episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode two Lizzie Williams discusses all things NFTs with Kostyantyn Lobov and Caitlin McGivern. 2:47 Q1 What are you purchasing when you buy an NFT? 4:33 Q2 What sort of copyright issues arise with NFTs? 6:50 Q3 How do you prevent your digital asset from being exploited in ways you do not want? 9:00 Q4 Smart contracts vs traditional contracts – how do they compare? 10:40 Q5 How do you verify that you have the necessary rights to sell via an NFT? 12:43 Q6 What sort of disputes might arise with NFTs? 14:43 Q7 Is greater legal regulation of NFTs likely any time soon? 16:15 Q8 What are three key points to consider when monetising digital assets via NFTs? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guests: Kostyantyn Lobov – Kostyantyn (@LawyerKostya) co-heads the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Group and advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property, Advertising and Regulatory issues. His wider client base includes brand owners, production companies and various members of the tech and creative industries.Caitlin McGivern – Caitlin advises media and entertainment clients on development, production and rights exploitation in the film, television and theatre industries. She acts for a range of clients including production companies (from small UK producers to major US studios), rights-holders, agencies and individual writers, directors and producers. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website page here: www.harbottle.com/digital-tech Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - is provided for your general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in t
Episode 1 – Demystifying the Online Harms Bill
Oct 25 2021
Episode 1 – Demystifying the Online Harms Bill
‘Demystifying the Online Harms Bill’ is the first episode in our Digital Download series. In this series we discuss topical issues in the digital and tech world and give you our expert views on the legal issues they give rise to. In episode one Lizzie Williams picks Amy Bradbury and Hugo Tyrrell’s brains on the long awaited Online Harms Bill: 1:22Q1 What is the genesis of the Bill and what has sparked the move to protect against online harms? 6:00 Q2 The Bill has had quite a long history already. When is it expected to actually come into force? 7:29Q3 What does the Bill cover and how will it operate? 12:17Q4 How will the Bill deal with misinformation and disinformation? 15:30Q5 What does this Bill mean in practice for social media platforms? 20:45Q6 How has the Bill been received? Host: Lizzie Williams – Lizzie Williams is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes relating to innovative technologies and digital transformation. Guests: Amy Bradbury – Amy Bradbury is a Senior Associate in the Media and Information Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She specialises in the protection and exploitation of information and advises on all legal areas relating to reputation management including defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, freedom of information and harassment.Hugo Tyrrell – Hugo Tyrrell is an Associate in the Media and Information Group. He specialises in defamation, data protection, confidentiality, and privacy issues, and advises on media and information related claims for a broad range of clients. For the latest updates follow Harbottle & Lewis on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram @Harbottle_Lewis. For more information on our Digital & Technology Group visit our website www.harbottle.com/digital-tech Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers -  is provided for your general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this podcast.