Mediabeak is a consultancy managed and serviced by Edgar Forbes and selected associates.

 

With significant experience as a news journalist and specialist in media relations and media & entertainment law, IP & IT law, he is probably the only lawyer to have run a TV station and help it pick up a BAFTA nomination while doing so.

 

He has worked for major news media such as ThomsonReuters, Mirror Group , CNBC and BBC as a journalist, senior producer, editor and rights management specialist.

 

As a journalist he has presented, reported and edited for news and current affairs programming and been an investigative journalist and commentator (both for broadcast and print media) on key news stories and issues from the collapse of Barings bank and corrupt corporate practices through to the debate on developing privacy laws and the recent Hackgate trial.

 

As a legal specialist he has managed global content rights and licensing, overseen IP & IT elements of major M&A transactions, worked on brand building, contentious IP and IP/IT contracts managment, in- and out-sourcing and procurement. He has developed particular focus on digital media, multi-platform agreements, data privacy and cloud computing. He is also building a niche specialism in music and artist rights management.

 

Combining his knowledge and expertise of legal process and media, IP & IT law with his news media experience places him in a uniquely strong position from which to advise clients on both media and legal issues.

 

In addition to his practice based media and legal credentials, Edgar has set up and taught on academic programmes (MBA, LLM, LPC, MA, BA) as well as having developed public and private sector training programmes in media & IP law and media relations.

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