Brinsley Dresden is GALA’s Global Treasurer and Secretary as well as the head of the Advertising & Marketing Law group at Lewis Silkin.
He is the only lawyer included in the “A-list” of the 500 most influential figures in the UK advertising industry published by Campaign, the UK advertising industry’s leading trade magazine.
Brinsley advises on all aspects of advertising, marketing and sales promotion law and regulation, including clearance work, dealing with the regulatory authorities, commercial agreements and dispute resolution in the advertising sector.
His clients include many major advertising, public relations, sales promotion, design, digital and social media agencies from some of the leading advertising networks in the UK and USA, as well as some of the most high-profile independent agencies.
Brinsley also advises some of the world's leading brand owners who operate in a wide range of sectors including: alcoholic beverages; cosmetics; automotive; aviation; fashion; insurance; FMCG; utilities; engineering; and food & drink.
Brinsley can also help on wider issues as a conduit to other teams from across Lewis Silkin to assist clients in achieving their legal and commercial objectives, covering everything from commercial dispute resolution to mergers & acquisitions, and from international property portfolio acquisitions to employment issues.
The legal directories, taking soundings from in-house counsel at brand owner clients and from lawyers in the sector, has reported that Brinsley is “top-notch and can argue any case in this area” and “with his unfailing ability to simplify complex legal issues, Dresden remains one of adland's most user-friendly lawyers”.
He was also the Editor-in-Chief for GALA’s recent publications: “Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective”; and “Alcohol Advertising: A Global Legal Perspective (2nd Edition)”.