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Emma has considerable experience in many areas of commercial litigation, but has a particular focus on intellectual property litigation, defamation and reputation management. Emma also advises on image rights protection as well as commercial contract issues. Emma has extensive trial experience but is also adept at providing tactical advice to help her clients avoid litigation.
Emma is recommended for her "sound commercial approach" - Legal 500 2016
“The retail sector is a key driver for economic growth here in the UK and these latest statistics highlight the challenges being faced.
“Footfall data is showing a general decline but at the same time there is a significant increase in online shopping.
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, and retailers must constantly invest and innovate to remain relevant and adapt to the new consumer. Retailers, for example, need to embrace both experiential and omnichannel retail to encourage interactions with consumers. Providing quality unique experiences to consumers and ensuring online and offline presences are joined up will be vital to the future of many retailers in the coming years.”
“Rumours regarding Spotify’s initial public offering have been circulating for some time. The value of Spotify is a combination of its brand, technology, and its existing customer base but also, crucially, its right to access and stream content now, and in the future. As things stand with Spotify, there’s no guarantee of the latter.
“In order to look attractive to investors, it’s obviously trying to tie down long term license agreements with the big record companies, and if the IPO is to succeed, it will have to do that.
“At the moment, Spotify dominates paid streaming. However, its big competitors such as Apple Music and Amazon’s Prime Music are snapping at its heels.
“If Spotify can’t tie down its license deals and can’t attract the big names (for example, Frank Ocean’s new album, “Blonde” has just launched amid a lot of music industry hype, and is exclusive to Apple Music at the moment), it may struggle going forward.”
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