Major European law alliance DLA & Partners (D&P), who established an international law alliance with one of Scandinavia's largest law firms Lindh Stabell Horten (LSH) last May, is to expand LSH's media arm, TIME, to include European and Asia clients.

TIME, (Tele-communication, IT, Media and Entertainment), has been one of LSH's busiest divisions, covering film, television, radio, advertising and music production, as well as rights management, financing, sponsorships and merchandising.

"What we offer is a legal one-stop-shop for clients from both Europe and Asia," Christian Scherfig, Danish attorney at law and partner in LSH, told Screendaily. "Through our collaboration with D&P, which is as close to a merger as local legislation allows, we will be able to provide a lot more than just legal advice. We can become a strategic partner counselling on the financing of a film project, if we get in at an earlier stage. If a project is financed with the help of three countries, the client doesn't have to contact a lawyer in each country, as all the expertise is in the company already."

D&P is one of Europe's largest international alliances of full service law firms, and its Media and Entertainment section has over 50 specialised lawyers covering as many different markets and fields. Among the attorneys working for TIME are Germany's Katja Kuck and Wolgang Prince, Sweden's Jan Rassjo, France's Isabelle Ganavon, Italy's Giovanna Bagnardi and Maria Corrado, Belgium's Koen Devos and UK's Julian Staitt, Paul Pattinson and Sian Croxon.

D&P, which launched in 1999, has offices in 12 countries and employs some 3,800 staff including 1,800 lawyers.