Reina D’Costa is one of our commercial lawyers, specialising in business and Media Law. Her past In-house experience as Head of Legal gives her a practical and proactive perspective on the client need and her dual qualification in the UK and India has given her an international prospective helping cross border deals that she fully utilises to get the best results for her clients.
With over 15 years legal experience Reina comes highly recommended, employing her keen business acumen to find the right solutions, for entrepreneurs in all fields of business as well as in niche areas like Events, TV, Radio, websites and print media.
She routinely handles terms and conditions, supplier contracts, COT employment settlement agreements, trademark registrations, marketing and advertising clearances, business disputes and personal guarantees. She has also advised on commercial leases , partnership agreements and business acquisition due diligence.
Reina is available for an outsourced in-house lawyer solution to businesses that don’t have the capacity to hire someone but need regular legal guidance as they grow but capped costs.
Reina’s areas of media expertise include marketing law, advertising law, entertainment law, intellectual property, media Law, contract law for EPG, conditional access, BARA, satellite agreements, content syndication and distribution as well as Ofcom compliance and licensing. This knowledge is augmented by strong rapport with Governing bodies like the Office of Communications (Ofcom) and the Advertising Standards Authority. She has successfully helped launch TV channels into the UK.
Some of her clients include a multinational smarter engagement company, TV and IPTV channels, care homes, a property investment business, advertising agencies, online new model businesses, marketing companies , an event management company , a food business and many growing entrepreneurs.
Reina’s past work includes advising upon content acquisition for ICC cricket broadcast rights, acquisitions of content from MGM, Sony and other large media companies, drafting distribution deals with Virgin and UPC among other pan European platforms, BARB* contracts for free to air channel ratings and subscriber.
*(A joint company for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BSkyB & the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising)
These are some of the areas Reina has been able to provide advice and solutions on;
- Piracy and solutions for copyright infringements, trademark protection and domain name infringements.
- Legal requirements, risks and repercussions for websites, broadcasting and print media
- contracts, disputes, debt recovery, employee issues, data protection, trademark registrations and company secretarial support
- Drafting large events contracts and has done so for the Carnival at Olympia, London, the Miss World Event, Mayor of London events
“Reina makes your problems ease out. She is intelligent, efficient, and very elegant. She had sorted many a challenges and ensured smooth running of projects for me and my team at Zee TV.”
Spring World Network Ltd
“It’s always been a pleasure to work with Reina. She is prompt, decisive, well-informed and up to date in her area of work. Also she takes the lead in her core area (viz. contracts and legal paperwork) while liaising with external parties so that work is completed promptly and accurately. I’ve always been able to rely on her which is a great relief.”
Director – Content Licensing
MGM Worldwide Television Group
“Reina is a very matter to fact proactive professional, she is very prompt on her responses and always keen to help. She sure is an asset to her place of work and will be wherever she works. I wish Reina All the Best.”
Investor in Communications
“I have known Reina to be a proactive, practical and knowledgeable solicitor always flexible and ready to suggest alternatives. She has a wide area of expertise and experience in advising management and dealing with multi-jurisdictional issues.
She is well versed with social media and prompt at responding to matters. Reina is easy going, helpful and a pleasure to work with.”
Upper Berkeley Management