Alan joined Bray & Krais as a Consultant in August 2011 and is a well-respected senior lawyer specialising in the music industry.  He was admitted in 1988.  Alan primarily advises recording artists, songwriters, managers and producers. He also represents record labels and publishers. Many of his individual and corporate clients are household names.

Alan is a German speaker and has “in-house” experience, having worked for Bertelsmann in Munich and also for other UK record labels.

Chambers notes that Alan is held in high regard by sources, who praise his calm and pragmatic negotiation style.  He is ranked in Band 4 for his non-contentious music work in London and UK wide.



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