Marissa Jones

Marissa Jones

Areas of expertise:
Commercial, Intellectual Property, Media. Advising on complex contentious and non-contentious matters including project management and advising, negotiating and drafting associated documentation, licensing and distributing television channels and advising commercial teams on marketing, advertising, data protection, sponsorship issues and competition/ prize promotion terms. Experienced in drafting website terms and conditions.

What do you focus on for your clients

I am a senior media and commercial lawyer with a wealth of transactional and project management experience. I advise a wide range of clients – from start ups to global leaders – on a wide range of issues – from licensing and distributing content to marketing and general service agreements.

Tell us about your professional background

I trained at Dentons and qualified into their TMT team from where I was seconded to Honda’s European HQ. I loved working ‘at the coal face’ and moved to an in house position at Discovery Communications Europe for a number of years and then to Honda’s IP team. Since joining Halebury I have had long term placements at FremantleMedia drafting and negotiating sponsorship and licensing agreements, at Constituency Management Group advising on a range of PR and marketing agencies across EMEA and APAC, at Liberty Global managing a project team and assisting with general legal matters – and at Discovery where I have worked across their corporate and distribution teams drafting, reviewing and negotiating service agreements and content licensing agreements throughout EMEA both individually and as part of complex JV deals. Alongside the placements I provide ongoing ad hoc work for a number of creative clients.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I enjoy working with in house teams and finding the best solution to their particular concerns. I understand that communication is key and ensure that I am readily available and always keep my clients updated. Outside of the working environment I am busy with two young children and a golden retriever called Frank.

This week is a significant milestone in Halebury’s evolution as we announced that we have been acquired by Elevate, the US-based market leading law company that provides sophisticated technology, people, data science and consulting tools to the legal sector, acting as a strategic partner to law firms and in-house teams. Our team at Halebury have […]
09 January 2019
LONDON – 8th January 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Halebury, the UK NewLaw firm. Halebury will be an Elevate business, retaining its own team. With UK-regulated Halebury on board, Elevate provides both in-house legal teams and law firms with a 360-degree service offering spanning talent, resourcing, consulting, technology and managed […]
08 January 2019

Marissa entered our business seamlessly, as though she were a long term employee. Her pragmatic approach and commercial acumen coupled with her personable nature and willingness to help out wherever she could with all manner of work, made her an invaluable asset to our business. She is a wonderful ambassador for Halebury and I would recommend her without reservation to any business looking for extra legal support.

Vanessa Williams, Head of Legal and Business Affairs, EMEA, FremantleMedia Group Ltd