Aoife McBennett

  • Senior Associate
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Diploma in Technology and IP Law, Law Society of Ireland (2019-2020)
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (2011-2013)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, DIT (2008 to 2009)
  • B.A. (Hons) in Communication Studies, DCU (2004 to 2007)

Aoife is a senior associate in the media and entertainment department, specialising in advising on film and television financing and production.

She represents a broad range of media clients, including numerous production companies (film/television/animation), financiers, banks, international film studios and film industry bodies.

Aoife is a graduate of Dublin City University and Dublin Institute of Technology. She qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and worked in a large corporate firm in Dublin before joining Philip Lee in 2017.

Aoife has lectured on the Law Society Diploma in Arts, Entertainment and Media Law.

Representative Matters

Aoife’s recent transactions include advising:

  • Several major US studios, including Disney and Skydance, on the financing of large film/television productions.
  • Media lender Cofiloisirs in relation to the financing of numerous television productions.
  • The producers of the forthcoming feature film “Marlowe”, directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange.
  • The producer of the forthcoming feature film “God’s Creatures” starring Emily Watson and Paul Mescal.
  • The producer of the feature film “The Wonder” starring Tom Burke and Florence Pugh.
  • Production companies in relation to negotiations and contractual arrangements with financiers on feature film and television projects.
  • Production companies on equity investment agreements and complex feature film and television financing transactions, as well as security arrangements.
  • Production companies on contractual negotiations with writers, directors, actors, producers, composers and other individuals relating to the assignment or licensing of rights for use in television programmes and feature films.
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