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Jennifer Huby

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P.   +61 2 9228 9337
O.   Sydney

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About Jennifer

Jennifer Huby’s experience is in corporate and commercial law with a specialisation in the areas of media and entertainment, intellectual property and competition and consumer law.

She advises on commercial and business matters for a variety of clients and has acted as general counsel to a number of multinational corporations for many years. She has acted on both local and global mergers as well as corporate and business acquisitions and divestments including advising on restrictive trade practices, liaising with the ACCC and advising on FIRB and related requirements.

Jennifer has practiced in the area of media and entertainment for nearly 30 years and has worked extensively in live performance and theatre, film and television and music industries. Jennifer has acted for many leading producers of theatrical productions including rights acquisitions for Australian productions of Broadway and West End productions, financing and investment arrangements and agreements for theatre hire, merchandise, engagement of creative and cast, music licensing and cast albums. She has also acted on licensing and delivered show agreements for the touring of productions throughout Asia. Jennifer also works with the peak body for the live performance industry and has been extensively involved in industry working committees to advise on current and strategic issues facing the industry and Codes of Conduct including for ticketing of live performances.

In the film and television industry, Jennifer has acted for many leading producers and financiers (both local and international) of feature film and television shows and has credits on numerous productions as well as acting for clients in the establishment and conduct of a variety of pay television channels over the years. She has also advised on structured finance and tax arrangements. In the music field, Jennifer has acted for a number of record labels and acts for one of the major record companies and is experienced in all aspects of music acquisition, protection and exploitation.

Jennifer also practices in the area of intellectual property and competition and consumer law. She advises on the commercialisation, exploitation and protection of clients’ products and services including copyright, trade marks and designs and acts for owners of well-known brands, characters and trade marks worldwide. Jennifer is regularly engaged to review advertisements and marketing campaigns as well as the labelling, packaging and get-up of products.  Jennifer regularly advises clients on both the restrictive trade practices and consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act, prepares compliance programs and runs ongoing education and training for clients.

Jennifer's Achievements & Credentials

Jennifer has been selected for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010/11) for Corporate/M&A, (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2016) for Intellectual Property and (2016) for Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT).

She has been selected for inclusion in the Chambers and Partners Legal Directory in 2013 for Intellectual Property, 2014 and 2015, 2016 and 2017 for TMT: Media. The 2016 Directory notes Jennifer’s experience in acting “on an array of matters for international and domestic media organisations, including on acquisitions and joint venture arrangements.”

And has been recognised in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide (2017) as a Leading Lawyer in IT, Telco & Media and Intellectual Property and has been listed as a Leading Lawyer in the Asialaw Profiles (2014, 2015 and 2016) for IT, Telco & Media, with her Entertainment focus mentioned in the (2014 & 2015) Firm highlights.

Jennifer has also been listed in the Doyles Legal Guide in the Recommended tier of the ‘Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers – Sydney, 2015’.

Jennifer is on the Board of the AFI (Australian Film Institute) and AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) and advises Live Performance Australia, the peak body for Australia’s live performance industry.

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