Respected London-based lawyer, Kieran Jay, has joined Harbottle & Lewis, leaving behind his role as a Partner at Lee & Thompson.
He joins Harbottle’s Technology, Media and Entertainment (TME) practice group, heading up the firm’s Music department.
Jay is the legal representative for artists such as Stormzy (Jay is pictured, above, with Stormzy and team #Merky to celebrate the act and his label signing a partnership with Atlantic Records in 2018).
Jay joined Lee & Thompson in 2011, where he built a client roster of artists, songwriters, producers and mixers, plus independent management, record and publishing companies.
“Harbottle & Lewis has an excellent and established reputation, and the move offers me a great platform to expand my practice further.”
Kieran Jay, Harbottle & Lewis
In addition, Jay counts some of the UK’s standout A&R executives – both new and established – as clients.
His artist clients in music include and/or have included Jess Glynne, FKA Twigs, Snakehips and Paulo Nutini.
“Kieran has a fantastic reputation within the music industry and beyond, and he brings with him not only his considerable legal skills but also some stellar and interesting new clients,” said Glen Atchison, Managing Partner.
Jay commented: “I am very excited about joining Harbottle & Lewis and its high profile TME team. The firm has an excellent and established reputation, and the move offers me a great platform to expand my practice further.”
Jay also has significant experience in sports law having spent a number of years as a partner at Herbert Reeves & Co, working with Michael Kennedy to advise leading Premiership footballers and managers, athletes and agents on playing contracts, image rights arrangements and endorsements, broadcast arrangements, regulatory and disciplinary issues.Music Business Worldwide