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.

Halebury features in this year’s edition of the Legal 500 for IT / Telecoms and Sport. For IT and Telecoms, the NewLaw firm is ranked in Tier 3. Commentary reads: Halebury’s ‘brilliant’ team includes lawyers with significant in house experience across IT and telecoms sectors and is led by the ‘responsive’ Denise Nurse and Janvi […]
31 October 2018
Halebury has contributed to Juro’s new eBook on legal operations. The book is authored by 14 legal innovators who reflect on their experiences of making the various competencies of legal operations work for their legal team, and for their business. Halebury CEO Denise Nurse contributes on the chapter on vendor management. You can download the […]
16 October 2018

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