Saturday 4th June - IAEL/Midem Legal Summit


10:00 - 11:30


Main Room

Riviera 7

The IAEL Legal Update for Entertainment & Technology


Once again legal and industry experts report on those developments which have had a major impact on the industry this year, along with what we can expect in the next twelve months. As usual, the session will cover both media and entertainment issues as well as related technology sector developments. This year, copyright reform in the US, the EU and elsewhere will be top of our agenda, along with an update on the new laws regulating collecting societies. We will also be consider, among other matters, the so-called 'value gap' and whether it can be closed by revising safe harbour legislation. Alongside the national speakers we are pleased to welcome four keynotes.


Chairman: Alexander Ross, Partner, Wiggin (UK)


Keynotes: Tim Cohan, SVP Legal & Business Affairs, Peermusic (USA); Chris Harrison, VP Music Business Affairs, Sirius XM Radio (USA); Graham Henderson, President, Music Canada (Canada); and David el Sayegh, Secrétaire Général, SACEM (France)


Speakers: Florian Hensel, Counsel, SKW Schwarz (Germany); Peter Marx, Partner, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners (Belgium); John McLellan, Partner, Haldanes (Hong Kong); Ted Shapiro, Partner, Wiggin (Belgium); and Gordon Williams, Partner, Lee & Thompson (UK)


Followed by coffee and networking - Main Room foyer (11.30 to 12.00)


12:00 - 13:00


Main Room

Riviera 7


The IAEL Masterclass - Visual Social Media: Friend, Foe or Frenemy?


Facebook users are logging a reported 8 billion video views per day. On mobile alone, YouTube claims to reach more 18-49 year-olds than any US cable network. The increasing role of video in social media is undeniable. But where does that leave the music industry? Are the video sharing platforms and visual social media channels friends or enemies of artists and record labels? Our panel of experts look behind the headlines to analyse the deals being done and assess the opportunities and challenges.  

Speakers: Cliff Fluet, Partner, Lewis Silkin (UK); Alex Kisch, EVP Business Development & Business Affairs, Vevo (USA) Bernard Resnick, Attorney at Law, Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. (USA); and Massimo Travostino, Partner, Studio Legale Pecoraro-Travostino (Italy)

14:30 - 16:30



Main Room

Riviera 7




The IAEL Main Seminar: Monetization of the Global Music Business – From Creators to Major Industry


Some call it the Wild West, others a Renaissance. All agree that music monetization is changing rapidly as new models emerge, others consolidate and some traditional revenue streams simply dry up. This session will review where we are now and where the future may lead us: whether as independent artists, and the professionals who assist them, or major labels and other industry players - how are they adjusting in order to earn a living in a transformed music world? From streaming to block-chaining and copyright reversion to collective licensing - what are the commercial, technical and legal solutions emerging in that new landscape?  


Chairmen: Marcelo Goyanes, Founding Partner, Murta Goyanes (Brazil); and Will Lewis, Principal, Lewis Law Group (USA)


Keynote: Ty Roberts, SVP and CTO, Universal Music Group (USA)


Speakers:Hans Bousie, Partner, Bureau Brandeis (Netherlands); Emmanuel Chamboredon, CEO, Milan Entertainment (USA); William Genereux, Principal, Genereux Law (Canada); David Given, Partner, Phillips Erlewine Given & Carlin (USA); Justin Goldspink, Barrister, GSC Solicitors (UK); Jeff Liebenson, President of IAEL, Liebenson Law (USA); Sally Mattison, Of Counsel, Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. (USA); Ralf Kitzberger, Partner, Grub Frank Bahmann Schickhardt & Englert (Germany); Dick Molenaar, Partner, All Arts Tax Advisers (Netherlands); Uduak Oduok, Partner, Ebitua Law Group (USA), Anne-Marie Pecoraro, Partner, A Turquoise (France); Adam Rendle, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing (UK); and Jagdish Sagar, IP Lawyer (India)


Followed by The IAEL Cocktail Party - Main Room foyer (16.30 to 17.00)


From 19:30


The IAEL Member Dinner at Plage Royale, Croisette***


Sunday 5th June



10:30 - 11:30


Networking Village

Riviera 8


Speedmeetings - Meet the Lawyers


Specialist lawyers will be available to Midem attendees for five-minute one-to-one consultations to provide guidance on relevant topics ranging from copyright to contract. No need to book, just turn-up! First come, first served.


Participants: Piet Bubenzer, Partner, Klinkert (Germany); Rob van Dongen, Dikhoff Van Dongen (Netherlands); Robert Horsfall, Partner, Sound Advice (UK); Bianca Muller, Lawyer, Entertainment Lawyers (Germany); Peer B. Peterson, Partner, Bech-Bruun (Denmark); Fábio Pereira, Partner, Veirano (Brazil); Götz Schneider-Rothhaar, Managing Partner, Fuhrmann Wallenfels (Germany);David Vodicka, Partner, Media Arts Lawyers (Australia); Angela Rose White, Chief Operating Officer, David Rose Publishing (USA); and William Genereux, Principal, Genereux Law (Canada)



11:30 - 13:00


Meeting Room 2

Palais Level 3




Annual general meeting of the IAEL - all IAEL members welcome.







 *** IAEL Members Only



All legal seminars organised by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) at MIDEM 2016 have continuing professional development/education points accreditation for: the Dutch Bar Association and the New York, California and Pennsylvania Bar Associations in the US. (Following the May 2015 changes by the SRA to the continuing education rules in England & Wales formal accreditation is no longer needed or provided in that jurisdiction. The IAEL was an accredited provider before this change to the rules.) Anyone attending the seminars wishing to claim such points should fill in the attendance forms at the event. Further local confirmation where necessary may be necessary for the relevant accreditation body. IAEL members who would like accreditation for other Bar Associations should contact the IAEL at duncan.calow@dlapiper.com.