Ian Penman

Ian Penman, one of the founding partners of New Media Law, is a solicitor with a breadth of experience across the media and entertainment sectors.

Ian advises a wide range of high profile clients within the internet, television, film, music, gaming, software and publishing industries.

Ian provides specialist advice in areas such as intellectual property rights (including copyright, data protection and trade marks), licensing, distribution and production as well as providing overall commercial advice on other areas that are key to the client's business needs, such as mergers and acquisitions, libel and slander, litigation and corporate and commercial agreements.

Ian is also a non-executive director of Synchtank - www.synchtank.com, the world leading professional music management system, which New Media Law helped found and incubated from the New Media Law office for the first 2 years of its development.

Since 1995, Ian has been a Visiting Principal Lecturer at the University of Westminster, and in 2014 founded New Media Law's "Media Law & Business Affairs" Diploma, which is now in its 5th year: www.mediabusinessaffairs.co.uk.

Ian is also a founding director and shareholder of Wild Immersion (see www.wildimmersion.io ), a Paris and London based VR content company, founded by Adrien Moisson and endorsed by Jane Goodall, that is focussed on educating people about wild animals in their natural habitats, by exhibiting the VR movies at managed attractions across the globe, eg www.jardindacclimatation.fr/en/activities/wild-immersion.

In his spare time, Ian can be found racing cobras, captaining his Riva boat in the Cote d'Azur, or helping out as Chairman of a tiger charity: www.chinatigerrevival.org.uk.

Practise Areas

• Corporate & Commercial

• Intellectual Property

• Defamation & Reputation Management

• Digital Media

• Licensing

• Data Protection

Tel (DDI): +44 (0)20 7291 1677

Mobile: +44 (0)7765 244 111


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