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Media Arts Lawyers appoints three partners

| November 8, 2021

Media Arts Lawyers promotes three senior lawyers to partner.

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

Naghavi heads the creative industries and employment law practices at the firm, and specialises in talent representation.

During her time with Media Arts Lawyers, the statement continues, she has worked “in close partnership with her clients to bring clarity to their legal rights and obligations and advises with the intention of achieving the very best strategic and commercial outcome.”

Yasmin Naghavi

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

Glass has more that 10 years’ experience with the business, during which time he has represented internationally recognised festivals, ARIA Award-winning artists and Billboard Top 10 hitmakers, the statement notes. He’s registered to practice law in both New Zealand and Australia.

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

Marcus Walkom

Media Arts Lawyers, one of the best-known boutique entertainment law firms in Australia and New Zealand, boasts existing partners David Vodicka, Stephen King and Julian Hewitt.

Now, with the elevation of Naghavi, Walkom and Glass, that tally rises to six.

Rob Glass

The elevated trio “have been on partner track for many years and these appointments recognise their valuable contribution to the firm,” says Vodicka in a statement.

“They are the next generation of leaders at Media Arts Lawyers and an integral part of our long-term strategy to further build our team and strengthen the practice areas of the business to better serve our clients in the entertainment and creative industries.”

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

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