Bray & Krais ranked in Chambers UK 2019

Bray & Krais is delighted to have been ranked as a Band 2 firm in Chambers UK 2019 for ‘Media & Entertainment: Music’.

Richard Bray and Mark Krais have retained their Band 1 rankings for ‘Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious’, whilst Simon Dixon and Alan Lander have been ranked as Band 4 in this category:

What the team is known for

“Acclaimed boutique music practice, acting for a widely recognised list of artist clients, record labels, producers and managers. Expert in handling joint venture record company negotiations, as well as recording, publishing, management and merchandising agreements. Also handles copyright infringement litigation. High profile in the live events market.”

Strengths

“Interviewees say it is “a high-quality practice dispensing thoughtful advice.””

The following lawyers have been ranked in ‘Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious’

Richard Bray (Band 1) is one of the most sought-after lawyers in the music industry. He acts for artists, managers, record labels and music publishers on all manner of commercial agreements. Clients say: “He is a nice guy and extremely thorough – someone you can rely on to do a really good job.”

Mark Krais (Band 1) is a leading specialist on tours and live events, and acts for artists, promoters, festival owners and music publishers. Sources say: “He is very strategic negotiator and his advice is incredibly intelligent.”

Simon Dixon (Band 4) is recommended for his commercial music practice which takes in recording, publishing and talent agreements. He also advises on endorsements, copyright licensing and live events.

Alan Lander (Band 4) is described as a “very diligent and practical” solicitor by clients, who also note that “his drafting is exceptional.” He advises artists, producers, managers and other industry players on commercial contracts of all stripes.

The Chambers UK 2019 directory for the ‘Media & Entertainment: Music’ category can be found here.