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VAN STRATEN SOLICITORS

Specialising in Media & Entertainment Law

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SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

Congratulations to our client Chris Leonard on his role in the successful new musical 'Seven Drunken Nights' 🍻

Be sure to catch this production!

KT TUNSTALL IVORS

KT Tunstall is set to receive an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection with PRS for Music category next week at the 2024 Awards Ceremony - all of us here at Van Straten Solicitors would like to congratulate our client KT for this truly deserved award!

Here's to another 20 years of magnificent songs!

Congratulations to all nominees & winners at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.

We would also like to offer a special congratulations to our
clients Sampha & Elmiene on their nominations & to our client KT
Tunstall on winning the 'Outstanding Song Collection with Amazon' Award.

What an incredible evening – it doesn’t get any better than Sir Paul McCartney giving Bruce Springsteen his Ivor!

MARK MORRISON DEAL

Congratulations to our client Mark Morrison on his rights deal with Seeker Music. We are delighted to have advised Mark throughout this process.

JAMAL MOHAMMED SIGNS FIRST PRO DEAL

Congratulations to Jamal Mohammed on signing his first pro deal.

We are thrilled to announce that Jamal Mohammed has signed his first professional contract with West Bromwich Albion!

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

Congratulations to all who have been nominated for the 2024 Ivor Novello Awards.

We would like to extend special congratulations to our clients Sampha & Elmiene for their nominations.

OUR VISION

ABOUT US

Within our firm, we represent corporate clients and talent who work across the entire media spectrum, including recording artists, songwriters, music producers, broadcasters, models, celebrities and other individuals that are frequently in the public eye.

 

We offer our services to both established clients and those at the formative stages of their career.  Aside from individual counsel, our team is able to advise on the primary business and legal affairs relating to the specific industries and each of our representatives specialise in individual sectors. 

 

Our goal is to create a fluent working environment between our firm and its clients. At the core of our values is our belief in the need to provide a personal service which is informal and approachable but also honest and forthright.

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ATTORNEYS

OUR TEAM

Adam Van Straten is a highly accomplished lawyer, equipped with a compelling track record in advising on contractual and related issues for, in particular, the talent side of the entertainment, media and sporting worlds. ​

Adam is particularly well connected in Los Angeles, the Entertainment capital of the world. He is an Intermediary with The Football Association and is listed as an expert for the Music Industry in the Legal Experts Guide.  Adam was formerly Head of Media at Magrath & Co and before this he was a Partner at Mishcon de Reya, both in London.

Working alongside Adam are Mansour Mansour (Solicitor), Raphael Adekunle (Paralegal) and Elysia Mathias (Office Manager & PA to Adam).

Mansour has assisted a number of clients in brand protection (e.g. trade mark registration and advice), negotiating and drafting various influencer/campaign agreements as well as licencing agreements. Additionally, he is expanding his media practice to include music and media entertainment contracts.

2023 MMF nominated Music breakthrough Manager of the year Raphael is no stranger to the music industry; from managing Brit nominated artists such as S1MBA and achieving charting success with various clients Law graduate Raphael has done plenty deals in his time. With prior experience in drafting/ negotiating music contracts and a vast network of contacts across the industry, Raphael has now taken the step to further his law career here at Van Straten.

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Adam Van Straten

PRINCIPAL

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Elysia Mathias

OFFICE MANAGER 

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Mansour Mansour

SOLICITOR

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Raphael Adekunle

PARALEGAL

CONTACT

CONTACT
VAN STRATEN SOLICITORS

OUR ADDRESS

3 Adam & Eve Mews, London, W8 6UG

Email: elysia@vanstratensolicitors.com
Tel:  020 8588 9660

 

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