Entertainment industry

Our team of lawyers provide tailor-made legal and commercial advice to Norwegian and international players and trade organizations in the fields of music, film/TV, theatre, gaming, advertising, events and the stage.

What we offer

The Entertainment team is the largest of its kind in the Nordics. We cooperate closely with prominent organizations abroad, regularly handling cases involving cross-border elements. Our legal team has cutting edge expertise in the media, entertainment and cultural affairs industry, including extensive practical experience of booking, organization, festivals, the performing arts, IT, music, film and TV.

Our Entertainment team leads the market in commercial insight and special expertise, featuring dedicated teams for film & TV, events, theatre and music.

E-sport & gaming

The Esports & Gaming team offers help with the commercial operation of esports activities. Among other things, the team is equipped to handle the legal aspects of setting up companies, securing advertising and sponsorship agreements, managing brands and sports rights, and organizing events, competitions, etc. This team of specialists also covers sports law, including agreements with teams and players, agreements regarding the development of games and apps, and agreements for the delivery of VR services, as well as e-commerce, gambling, media and broadcasting, and rights clearance.


The Events team manages all the legal aspects of the organization of events. The team’s purview includes help with booking artists, drafting crew contracts and agreements for equipment rental, assistance with sponsorship agreements and questions about promotion and marketing, including on social media. If an organizer intends to record or live-stream an event, the team can handle rights clearance issues and help put the necessary agreements in place.

Film & TV

The Film & TV team can guide its clients through all manner of production activities related to the production of e.g. dramas, reality, documentaries, sports broadcasts, etc. The team’s Film & TV lawyers can facilitate agreements with ordering platforms, international streaming services and format owners, as well as with creators and performers, including scriptwriters, directors, composers and actors, and with crew, participants and hosts. They can also assist with rights clearance and the delivery of chain of title.


Our team dedicated to the music industry assists both large and small businesses looking to use music in creative and commercial projects. This includes applications in social media, live performances, streaming platforms, and film and TV. Our advisory services include the licensing of rights to existing music and the commissioning of new music from composers. Additionally, we offer legal counsel to stakeholders in the music industry, facilitating the production, release, and distribution of music recordings. Our services extend to customized management agreements, record contracts, and publishing agreements. With our extensive expertise in matters related to music rights infringement and disputes over rights to compensation, our music industry team is well-equipped to offer strategic guidance and support in dispute resolution.

Restaurants & Hospitality

The Restaurants & Hospitality team assists stakeholders in the restaurant, hospitality, and nightlife businesses. The team provides legal services related to contract negotiations and public licenses, such as licenses to sell alcohol and food, security, licenses to play music and show sporting events, and public authority requirements such as fire and safety.

Sports law

Ræder Bing sports team assists athletes, clubs, agents, sponsors, companies and organizations both nationally and internationally with, among other things, negotiation of agreements, legal advice and disputes. The team assists major players in Norwegian sports, such as the Norwegian Sports Confederation (NIF) and top clubs and sports teams. Bing Hodneland’s sports lawyers assist, among other things, with advice relating to the design and assessment of sponsorship agreements, transition agreements in football, employment agreements and consultancy agreements. The team also assists with the commercialization of copyrights, the right to one’s own image and trademarks, as well as the enforcement of such rights.

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