Media Arts Lawyers appoints three partners

Media Arts Lawyers promotes three senior lawyers to the rank of partners.

The Melbourne-based entertainment law firm rewards the experienced trio of Yasmin Naghavi (Melbourne), Marcus Walkom (Melbourne) and Rob Glass (Sydney and Auckland) with a promotion, reflecting the firm’s “recent significant growth”, says a communicated.

Naghavi leads creative industries and employment law practices at the firm, and specializes in talent representation.

During her time at Media Arts Lawyers, the statement continued, she worked “closely with her clients to clarify their legal rights and obligations and advises them with the aim of achieving the best strategic and business results.”

Yasmine Naghavi

Walkom’s expertise extends to commercial and entertainment law, with a focus on the music industry and, in particular, working with new and emerging talent.

Glass has more than 10 years of experience in the business, during which time he has represented internationally acclaimed festivals, ARIA award-winning artists and Billboard’s Top 10 hitmakers, the statement noted. He is licensed to practice law in New Zealand and Australia.

Over its 20 year history the firm has represented Courtney Barnett, Flume, Gotye, Tame Impala, Kylie Minogue, Daniel Johns, AIR, IMNZ, MMF New Zealand and many more.

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Marcus Walkom

Media Arts Lawyers, one of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known entertainment law firms, counts David Vodicka, Stephen King and Julian Hewitt among its partners.

Now, with the elevation of Naghavi, Walkom and Glass, that count increases to six.

Glass Rob

The elevated trio “have been on the partner path for many years and these nominations recognize their valuable contribution to the business,” Vodicka said in a statement.

“They are the next generation of leaders at Media Arts Lawyers and are an integral part of our long-term strategy to strengthen our team and strengthen the firm’s practice areas to better serve our clients in the entertainment and of creation.”

The appointments are a sign of the “increased depth of experience in the music industry”, according to the company, and they are part of a long-term strategy to “extend expertise in all areas of talent representation.

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