Media firm sprouts while Berwin’s looks to Lux

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Wiggin has started 2013 on a high, opening its first office outside of the UK in Brussels.

The new office will be led by Ted Shapiro, former head of legal for Europe at the Motion Picture Association (MPA), and will advise on copyright and content protection issues affecting new media, e-commerce and content regulation.

Simon Baggs, Wiggin’s head of content protection, said:

‘By opening in Brussels and recruiting Ted, we not only begin to offer clients an EU level perspective on the issues that matter to them, but also increased access to the best pan-European advice, particularly in content creation and protection.’

But Wiggin are not the only firm to be making a fresh start to the new year. SJ Berwin announced last week that it has launched in Luxembourg.

Led by the lavishly named Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, and Geoffrey Scardoni, the new office will focus on Corporate, Finance, Private Equity, Funds and Tax.

Stephen Kon, Senior Partner at SJ Berwin, said:

‘Opening an office in Luxembourg is consistent with our international expansion to date. Luxembourg is already an important jurisdiction for many of our clients, with most pan-European funds and continental European domestic funds having some part of their structure there. This growing importance of Luxembourg meant it was an obvious choice for SJ Berwin, to ensure we continue to offer our clients the very best service.’

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