Magazine article Screen International

Law Firms Lee & Thompson and Forbes Anderson Free to Merge

Magazine article Screen International

Law Firms Lee & Thompson and Forbes Anderson Free to Merge

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London-based entertainment and media law firm Lee & Thompson has merged with specialist litigation and dispute resolution firm Forbes Anderson Free.

The merger will come into effect Jan 1 2016, with Forbes Anderson Free joining Lee & Thompson's London offices.

The combined firm will trader under Lee & Thompson's name, and will be the largest group of film and television lawyers in the UK.

Lee & Thompson's current clients include Studi°Canal, Working Title and Vertigo Films, as well as music act One Direction.

Forbes Anderson Free was founded in 2001 by Andrew Forbes with partners Dominic Free, Martyn Bailey and Dominic Bray.

Going forward, Forbes will now head up Lee & Thompson's Dispute Resolution Group.

Lee & Thompson managing partner Reno Antoniades said of the agreement: "If there is such a thing as the perfect match, then this is it. …

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