Leading film and TV lawyer Phil Rymer joins renowned Media, Brands & Technology team at Lewis Silkin

01 May, 2012


City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the appointment of Phil Rymer as a partner in the Media, Brands & Technology (MBT) team. Phil joins the firm from serving as Principal of his own firm, Rymer Media Law, which he established in 2009.


With more than 20 years of experience in film and television law, Phil has worked extensively throughout the industry in both private practice and in-house positions across a variety of independently financed and major studio feature films (including “Billy Elliott”, “The Mummy” and most recently Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” and Dustin Hoffman’s “Quartet”) and television programmes. His previous roles include Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Icon Entertainment International, Managing Director of Ruby Films Limited, Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at Intermedia Films and Partner at Marriott Harrison, among others.


Commenting on the appointment, Giles Crown, head of MBT at Lewis Silkin LLP, said:


“We are delighted to welcome Phil to the team, and are confident that his top-notch experience and unique industry insight will provide a real benefit to clients. Lewis Silkin continues to be at the forefront of advising leading organisations across the media industry, and Phil’s appointment further expands our capability in film and television as well as our wider brand management expertise, adding yet another layer of experience and lustre to our already market-leading offer.”


Phil added:


“I am very pleased to join Lewis Silkin’s Media, Brands and Technology team, whose reputation certainly precedes it in the media and entertainment arena. With an enviable base of existing clients and a track-record of being at the forefront of the most critical issues facing the industry, I am excited by the prospect of contributing to the growth of the team and helping it to continue to move from strength to strength.”  

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