Sophie Goossens (UK)
Sophie is a digital media lawyer with over 10 years experience as counsel to media and technology industries. She leads Reed Smith’s Entertainment and Media Industry practice in Paris and is a counsel in Reed Smith’s Entertainment & Media Industry Group. Sophie acts as counsel and litigator for French and international clients – household names and start-ups – in digital music, audio-visual, image, video games, advertising, heritage, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, as well as state-of-the-art data intelligence and technology providers, and advises them on all topics relating to IT, content acquisition, distribution, monetisation, strategy and control. She also advises an increasing number of clients on EU policy-making in the field of media and technology and lectures at University Paris XI on European IP Law. Sophie is a regular moderator and speaker at conferences on music, technology and the future of the media industry. Most recently, she has been acting for the European Commission to moderate a cross-sector consultation on future EU Funding Programmes in music.