UK: Music Star Robert Allan Joins Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Last Updated: 15 May 2003

Robert Allan has joined the Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP IP & IT Group effective from 1 May 2003.

Allan joins from Denton Wilde Sapte where he was Head of the Music Group and has been a partner since 1986. He advises music industry clients on music publishing recording, music business mergers & acquisitions as well as users of music and IPOs, eg TV programme makers and broadcasters, film production companies and advertising.

Robert Allan said: "It made great sense to me to join MBR&M.  I had collaborated with various partners and fee earners on many occasions over the last 10-12 years since we were frequently co-counsel for EMI.  I formed a very high impression of the practice's capabilities and was strongly encouraged by my clients (and, in particular, EMI) to move here."

Stephen Gare, Head of the IP & IT Group said, "We are delighted to welcome Robert to the practice. He is a vastly experienced music lawyer and is a great addition to our transactional practice. He will operate very effectively within our music industry base. We are very excited to show a commitment to the music business. We have confidence that it has a great future in a changing environment and want people to recognise Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as the leading practice for corporate players in this area."

The IP & IT Group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw continues to have a very strong Music practice and advises clients such as EMI and HMV Group plc on a broad range of high profile corporate and IP matters. Last year the group advised EMI on their landmark deal with Robbie Williams as well as advising the HMV Group plc on its IPO.

In addition to his EMI work, Allan brings with him many long standing clients including Windswept Music (which recently acquired the Trio and Quartet Music catalogues for a mid eight figure sum assisted by Allan), K-Tel, Famous Music and Coutts Bank.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Gare, Head of IP & IT Group: 020 7782 8814
Robert Allan, Partner: 020 7782 8549
Angela Woodruff, Media Relations Manager: 020 7782 8804

About Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has 13 offices worldwide, including representations in the world's major financial centres; London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's London office consists of 100 partners, 300 lawyers and a total staff of nearly 600. We deliver multi-jurisdictional advice to the world's leading companies, financial institutions and multinational businesses.
  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is a combination of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP (an English limited liability partnership) and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (a US general partnership).


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