Hayley assists clients on global strategic and innovative arrangements combined with complex regulatory and intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on the EMEA region. Hayley has spent time in industry on secondment at Sky, acted as quasi-in house counsel at FilmFlex Movies for a number of years and undertook mini secondments at OSN in Dubai.
Hayley works with clients on a range of matters including content creation, acquisition, aggregation and distribution (on a standalone basis or within the context of increasingly global partnerships, investments, joint ventures and M&A activity), along with the adjacencies (including advertising and technology) that sit alongside the content value chain, and also on other communications matters including tower and network sharing arrangements, MNO and MVNO licensing regimes and spectrum auctions and bidding.
Hayley has a real talent in applying her UK and European expertise and industry knowledge to other markets, and is the "go to" media and entertainment practitioner for many of our Middle East clients for that reason.
Hayley is listed in Legal 500 as a Rising Star lawyer in the fields of (i) film and TV; (ii) computer games; (iii) digital media; and (iv) advertising, and also won the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2018 Award for expertise in Tech law. Hayley is referred to in legal directories as ‘extremely personable and bucks the trend of the average senior corporate city lawyer. She is also hugely knowledgeable and has really strong relationships in the media and entertainment industry, ‘bright, has bags of stamina, and is a great problem solver’ and ‘calm, focused and will work as long, and as hard as required’.Hayley is author of the PLC note "Overview of Broadcast Content Regulation", a member of several industry bodies (including Women in Film and Television, the Royal Television Society and the Beverly Hills Bar Association). Hayley regularly holds several speaker spots at media events and runs a very successful Media Law Summer School event.
Hayley's experience includes advising:
- FilmFlex Movies, movie on demand white label platform, on its white label partnerships including with Virgin Media, Eircom and TalkTalk, movie output and non-output agreements with majors and indies, advertising and technology arrangements
- Panther Media Group (OSN) on media regulatory and commercial advice (including in relation to its channel supply, production and licensing arrangements)
- Chellozone on the expansion of its joint venture with CBS to create CBS branded channels from Chellozone's suite of existing channels, to be broadcast across EMEA. Including in relation to CBS's stake in the new partnership and contribution of programming and the right to use the CBS trade mark
- Moby Media Group on all aspects of its strategic partnership with Vice Media intended to bring digital news, culture and lifestyle programming across the region
- Telefonica UK on a range of arrangements including in relation to spectrum, commercial arrangements and network sharing