Jules Munro

BA, LLB Director

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Jules is a director at Simpsons, with over 21 years experience advising clients in the film & TV, music and information technology industries.

Jules leads Simpsons’ Corporate & Commercial, Music, Philanthropy and Digital Media practices, providing advice across a range of commercial and contentious matters. These include the acquisition, management and sale of businesses and intellectual property assets, managing and exploiting brands and reputation, infringement matters and contractual disputes.

Representative Work

Advising an overseas technology company on establishing an Australian enterprise, and negotiating service agreements, worth millions, with local institutional clients.

Providing IP due diligence advice for target of a +$50M technology business sale.

Advising an international entertainment company on media production classification matters.

Advising and international e-sports company on local compliance, regulatory and legal matters.

Assisting a major national retailer in negotiations with prominent recording artists, book publishers and a technology provider to produce a nationwide literacy campaign.

Assisting a major rights management company to resolve complex historical claims over sound recording copyrights.

Advising a major rights management companies on statutory copyright reversion matters.

Assisting a major international religious organisations to structure their rights managements processes and businesses.

Representing a major rights management company in acquiring a substantial and culturally significant music publishing catalogue and related assets.

Representing prominent lifestyle, entertainment and media personalities in connection with services and employment agreements, media productions, endorsements, ambassadorships, brand protection and assisting with media relations and brand integration business advice.

Advising best-selling & award winning author on rights management, film adaptation and copyright infringement matters.

Representing Australian cultural icon in relation to valuable rights management and catalogue administration matters.

Representing a multinational record company in relation to copyright infringement and misleading and deceptive conduct (trade practices) matters.

Advising a multinational music publisher on local trade practices matters in connection with copyright.

Advising a large publisher on the acquisition of a major new enterprise resource planning platform.

Advising a national industry association on complex supply-chain management technology platform.

Structuring and securing deductible gift recipient status for a number of not-for profit organisations in the cultural sector.

Present Roles

Jules serves on the board of the Peggy Glanville Hicks Composers Trust , which set up the acclaimed Prelude program from composers in residence .

Jules is a member of and active volunteer lawyer with the Arts Law Centre of Australia, providing free legal advice to the members of the Centre in relation to the arts and entertainment industries.

Jules has repeatedly been recognised for his contributions, and was nominated by the Arts Law Centre for the NSW Law and Justice Foundation’s volunteer award.

Jules regularly addresses various bodies on intellectual property and entertainment industry matters, both as a keynote speaker and as a panel member, including for the Association of Australian Artist Managers, Deakin University, the APRA Song Summit and the Australian Songwriters Conference.

Past Roles

Former President of Music New South Wales, which represents, promotes and develops the contemporary music industry in New South Wales. (See the website www.musicnsw.com).

Appointed a mentor in the Generate incubator program of the Enterprise Connect Creative Industries Innovation Centre.

Member of the Australian Copyright Society, Copyright Agency Limited and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).

Guest lecturer in the Bachelor of Sound and Music Design at University of Technology Sydney.

Guest Lecturer, Australian Film Television and Radio School

Guest lecturer in the Master of Arts Management program of the Australian Institute of Music.

Guest lecturer in the Associate Degree in Creative Industries program of the University of Western Sydney.

Guest lecturer in entertainment and intellectual property law at Southern Cross University.


Jules has been named as a recommended intellectual property lawyer in the preeminent legal review publication, Legal 500.