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The top 10 legal developments for music in 2020 - and how to survive 2021
Wed 13 Jan | Conference Channel 4 | 12:30 - 13:30
Wed 13 Jan | Conference Channel 4 | 12:30 - 13:30
Presented by: IAEL

The top 10 legal developments for music in 2020 - and how to survive 2021

Charlie Engels Höcker Advocaten, Götz Schneider-Rothhaar SKW Schwarz, Julian Bentley , Peter Marx MVVP, Kate Allen Swan Turton


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Several members of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) will outline the most important legal developments of 2020 and take a look at the light at the end of the tunnel in 2021. Specific cases will be discussed, but also more general legal developments that are relevant to the industry. Topics that will be discussed include:- The implementation of the DSM Directive and what it means for the value gap; - The judgment of the European Court of Justice in RAAP: what does this mean for remuneration for U.S. artists; - The judgment of the European Court of Judgement on SABAM's tariffs for festivals; - The new audiovisual media directive and how this will affect influencers; - What happens to copyright in the UK after Brexit; - COVID-19 and events: will event organizers be able to require proof of vaccination or a negative test result or will data protection law get in the way?



  • Charlie Engels

    Charlie Engels Höcker Advocaten

    Charlie Engels is an attorney from Amsterdam where he works at Höcker Advocaten. He is specialized in intellectual property and entertainment law and advises his clients on a broad range of subjects such as license agreements, piracy and (collective) management of rights.
  • Götz Schneider-Rothhaar

    Götz Schneider-Rothhaar SKW Schwarz

    Götz Schneider-Rothhaar is partner at the German entertainment- and media law firm SKW Schwarz. He heads the music practice group and represents individuals and companies nationwide and internationally in all issues relating to music, TV, digital content, the press, celebrities, distribution and branding. In addition, his practice focuses on collecting societies as well as the legal support of entertainment- and cultural events. Götz Schneider-Rothhaar is a specialist lawyer for copyright- and media law. He regularly speaks at different music events, such as e.g. MIDEM in France, Reeperbahnfestival in Germany) or also already at the ESNS in the Netherlands.
  • Julian Bentley

  • Peter Marx

    Peter Marx MVVP

    Peter Marx is a founding partner of the law firm MVVP, located in Brussels. Peter has extensive experience in intellectual property, media and entertainment law, including work in the field of book publishing, photography, television, motion picture, the music industry, design, advertising and sports. His clients include music publishers, record labels, collecting societies, advertising agencies, TV and film companies and performing artists. Peter is a regular speaker at Midem and other international conferences such as Eurosonic and Reeperbahn Music Festival (Hamburg). He has contributed to editing and writing several publications. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the co-chair of the yearly legal update sessions (MIDEM, Cannes) of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL). Peter is also a member of the Council for Journalism. In 2020 Peter was accredited by the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission as a mediator in civil and commercial law disputes.
  • Kate Allen

    Kate Allen Swan Turton

    Kate Allen is an associate at London law firm Swan Turton LLP where she advises on commercial music matters and media-related disputes. Prior to joining Swan Turton, Kate trained at the media and entertainment firm Harbottle & Lewis LLP, as well as working with in-house legal teams at Sony Music UK and Universal Music Group.


  • Marijn Kingma

    Marijn Kingma Höcker Advocaten

    Marijn Kingma is a partner at Höcker Advocaten in Amsterdam. Marijn specializes in information law, with a focus on copyright and privacy-related issues. She conducts complex, strategic litigation and has been involved in several national and European landmark cases. Marijn is ranked in the Chambers guide as a very strong, young up-and-coming lawyer and is ranked in the Legal500 guide as “next generation lawyer”. She is editor for the Dutch law journal AMI, an active member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) and co-editor of the 2020-2021 IAEL book.