He will advise on a range of issues including finance, production and distribution.

Media lawyer Barry Smith has joined London based law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP’s Media Group as a partner.

Smith, who joins the firm from Reed Smith, will advise media and entertainment clients on a range of transactional issues, with a focus on film, television, finance, production and distribution.  

Field Fisher Waterhouses’ clients include the BBC, Liberty Global and NBC Universal.

Tim Johnson, Head of the Media Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse, said: “Our Media Group, which is an important part of the firm’s new strategy, continues to grow and attract big name clients with the objective of becoming one of the leading European media practices. Barry’s expertise and experience will complement our existing capabilities and help us consolidate a market leading position in the media sector.”