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Ted Shapiro

Partner at Wiggin


Brussels office. He is a recognised expert in international and European copyright law assisting clients on issues related to policy, litigation, compliance and commercial matters. He is also experienced in managing campaigns to influence regulation as well as helping organisations and companies navigate the legislative and regulatory environment at the international, EU and Member State levels.

Ted joined Wiggin in January 2013 from the Motion Picture Association in Brussels, where he was the General Counsel for Europe. In addition to overseeing the operation of a multi-jurisdictional litigation and compliance programme, Ted was in charge of the provision of legal services to senior MPA executives and the MPA’s member studios related to intellectual property, new media, collective management, audiovisual regulation, competition, trade and data protection issues.

In 2011, Ted co-published a book on copyright law entitled Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive. He has also written numerous articles on copyright issues including on recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Ted is admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, a registered European lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales.

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