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Talent and creatives

From successful sports people to respected artists and fashion designers, we help talented and creative people to deal with the implications of their success. Our service covers everything from advice on tax and trusts, to drafting sponsorship agreements.

If you have a talent; protect it.  Success means different things to different people, but as soon as you start to turn your talent and hard work into money you can find yourself exposed to risk in way that you haven’t had to worry about before.

Your talent might mean you have found yourself in the public eye, or it might mean you are having to make difficult financial decisions about you and your family’s lives now and for the future. Perhaps you are unsure of how to invest this money into something meaningful that can provide for future generations. No one really enjoys conversations about what happens if you have to stop doing what you do, or about things like making a will, but it is essential to be prepared.

Working to protect your success

It’s likely you already have a strong team of advisers and family looking out for you.  We work with many of the world’s leading music, entertainment and sport agents and either provide them with specific legal advice in the background as questions arise or we can become part of the advisory team.  ‘We complement the services of agents, managers and other advisers, ensuring the decisions you take are legally watertight, every step of the way,’ adds Milan partner Luca Ferrari.

Connections globally

We are the largest law firm in the world dedicated to protecting, defending and championing the interests of individuals and work with a range of different types of talented and creative people.  We can’t name most of them as one of the main things we do is help keep people’s lives private, but in addition to sport we represent established and rising stars in the world of music, art and fashion.  Having worked over the years with so many talented and successful people means you’re in good company if you choose to work with us.

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Our team

Kwong Wing Leon

Kwong Wing Leon

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Kwong Wing Leon

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Private client and tax

Lesley Timms

Lesley Timms

Partner | London

Lesley Timms

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Luca Ferrari

Luca Ferrari

Partner | Milan

Luca Ferrari

Partner | Milan

Corporate

Diana Wierbicki

Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Art law

Ben Williams

Ben Williams

Partner | London

Ben Williams

Partner | London

Intellectual property and technology

Sharon Whitehouse

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Corporate

Meriel Schindler

Meriel Schindler

Partner | London

Meriel Schindler

Partner | London

Employment

Kenneth Mullen

Kenneth Mullen

Partner | London

Kenneth Mullen

Partner | London

Intellectual property and technology

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