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Over 20 Years Experience

Scala Consultancy was founded by the internationally well-known and highly-respected UK and New York qualified lawyer, Alexandra Keen.

As a business and commercial affairs consultancy, we provide practical and strategic advice and services to UK and international small, medium-sized and large publicly-traded and privately-held companies and businesses in various industry sectors.

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Scala Consultancy provides commercial and business affairs advice and consultancy services to UK and international clients on a range of issues as well as supporting the growth and development of businesses whilst finding practical solutions to problems and mitigating risk.

With over twenty years of UK and international legal, business and commercial experience in private practice and industry, we have considerable expertise advising on matters relating to media/entertainment, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate (including company secretarial), commercial contracts, HR/employment, technology, banking and finance, data protection, marketing advertising and sponsorship, property, dispute resolution and legal, regulatory and compliance issues.

We have extensive multi-jurisdictional experience dealing with regional legal, regulatory and cultural differences worldwide, including in EMEA, North America, South America, China, India, Japan and Australasia.

Scala Consultancy offers a personal and professional service to all of our clients. We listen carefully to your needs and advise on a variety of issues in relation to your individual business requirements. Companies and organisations we have worked with include business start-ups, established UK and international brand names as well as small, medium-sized and large publicly-traded and privately-held companies and businesses across a number of industry sectors.

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Intellectual Property

Successfully led, structured, advised, drafted and negotiated complex deals relating to the development, production/co-production, financing, acquisition, distribution and licensing of intellectual property (including films and TV shows (scripted and non-scripted)) valued up to $60 million across a wide range of platforms and media worldwide.

Integration and Restructure of Businesses

The integration of a medium-sized international group of media/entertainment companies (principally based in the Netherlands) into a large UK group plc (with offices worldwide) as well as a subsequent reorganisation and restructure of some of the key business divisions of the UK group plc.

M&A and Corporate Finance

Broad UK and international merger & acquisition and corporate finance experience. Effectively led on the legal and commercial elements of potential acquisitions and start-ups.

Setting Up New Businesses

Setting up and supporting the growth and expansion of new businesses, including a new UK business division within a large media/entertainment company which after 1.5 years from launch, was actively developing 45 projects.

HR and Employment

Advised on a broad range of employment issues, including contractual and contentious employment-related matters, redundancies and restructuring of teams, disciplinary action. Undertaken a strategic review and overhaul of various Employee Handbooks and Codes of Conduct and then rolled out company-wide.

Commercial Contracts

Negotiated and advised on many types of commercial contracts including joint venture arrangements, terms & conditions of business, banking finance and security documentation, agency arrangements, website terms and conditions and other related policies, marketing, advertising and sponsorship agreements, confidentiality agreements and other bespoke commercial agreements.

Scala Consultancy was founded by Alexandra Keen as a business and commercial affairs consultancy. Her team consists of highly-qualified and motivated professionals, all of whom are experts in their field. With many years of experience in business, law, finance and accounting in various industry sectors, they have the expertise to provide a comprehensive first-rate service to our clients.

Alexandra is a well known and highly respected U.K. and New York qualified media/entertainment, intellectual property, M&A and corporate/commercial lawyer with over twenty years of U.K. and international legal, business and commercial experience in various roles including UK General Counsel, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, board director, C-Suite and board business partner, member of operational board and key member of senior management, in private practice and industry, as well as in small, medium-sized and large publicly traded and privately held UK and North American companies, including Lionsgate UK, Universal Pictures, Momentum Pictures, Alliance Films, Content Media Corporation and Icon Films.

She has particular expertise in the development, production, acquisition, finance, distribution and licensing of UK, US and internationally produced intellectual property across a wide range of platforms and media worldwide.

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