Mathew Alderson, Anwalt

Die Herausforderung besteht darin, das Gleichgewicht zwischen internationalen Erwartungen und der lokalen Realität zu finden.
 
Mathew Alderson

Mathew ist als Anwalt in internationalen Transaktionen und beratend im Gesellschaftsrecht tätig, mit Schwerpunkt in den Sektoren Medien, Technologie und kreative Industrie. Von der Zeitschrift Variety als wegweisender Anwalt bezeichnet, leitet Mathew von Peking aus unsere chinesische Medien- und Unterhaltungsrechtsabteilung. Er vertritt große Hollywood-Filmstudios und Produzenten sowohl in Kino- als auch TV Produktionen. Unter seinen Mandanten befinden sich zudem High-Tech Unternehmen, Veranstalter und Eventmanagement Firmen, Architekturbüros, Universitäten und Verlage.

2004 hat Mathew ein Büro in Peking eröffnet und ist 2009 dort hingezogen, um unmittelbarer an den Möglichkeiten teilzunehmen, die die dortige aufstrebende Medien- und Unterhaltungsindustrie bietet. Seit 2010 fungiert er als Mitvorsitzender des Media & Entertainment Forum der Amerikanische Handelskammer in China (AmCham China) und schreibt regelmäßig für deren jährlich erscheinendes Weißbuch zu China (AmCham China’s American Business in China White Paper).

In New South Wales, Australien ausgebildet, genießt Mathew die Begeisterung und die Herausforderungen, die das Leben und Arbeiten in der politischen und kulturellen Hauptstadt Chinas mit sich bringt. Er ist im australischen Brisbane geboren und aufgewachsen.

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Vorträge

US-China trade conflict — IPR issues for the US entertainment industry,” AmCham, China, Beijing, January 25, 2019.

“Legal issues in the production and distribution of episodic content for the China market,” Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television, Beijing, June 15, 2018.

The regulation of foreign involvement in China’s TV market,” MIP China, Hangzhou, June 5, 2018.

“Current legal issues in China’s film industry,” British Film Institute, Beijing, April 19, 2018.

“Music Streaming in China,” British Phonographic Industry, Beijing, April 10, 2018.

“Online Gaming in China,” China Britain Business Council Open to Export webinar, Beijing, November 14, 2017.

“IP & Film in China,” UK Embassy, Beijing, July 10, 2017.

Looking Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges,” US-China Entertainment Law Conference, Peking University School of Law, Beijing, June 21, 2017.

Sports Broadcast Copyright in China: the Stranglehold of Originality,” International Seminar on Legal Protection for Sports Broadcasts, United States Patent and Trademarks Office and National Copyright Administration of China, Beijing, June 23, 2017.

Film Finance in China,” a panel with Ellen Eliasoph, Bennet Pozil and April Ye, AmCham, Beijing, 17 April 2017.

The New UK-China Film & TV Toolkit,” Third UK-China Intellectual Property Symposium, Intellectual Property Office of UK & State Intellectual Property Office of PRC, Beijing, August 26, 2016.

Film production in China — an overview of legal & regulatory issues,” British Film Institute, London, August 5, 2016.

“TV production in China — an overview of legal & regulatory issues,” Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television, London, August 4, 2016.

China Film Finance – In Conversation with Bennett Pozil of East West Bank,” AmCham China, Beijing, April 21, 2016.

Intellectual Property and Film in China,” British Film Institute China Delegation, Beijing, April 17, 2016.

IP in China’s Entertainment Industry – the Big Issues,” AmCham China, AmCham China Conference Center, Beijing, March 21, 2016, 12PM-2PM.

“China Australia Film Collaboration,” Cinefest Oz Film Festival, Western Australia, August 27, 2015.

An Overview of Intellectual Property in Film and Online Broadcasting (VOD) Regulation in China,” China Britain Business Council, June 23, 2015.

Sino-foreign co-productions,” Beijing International Film Festival, April 20th, 2015.

“Legal aspects of China film production,” British Film Institute Roundtable, Beijing, March 7, 2015.

China’s entertainment industry: exploring the evolving legal and business landscape,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, November 3, 2014.

China’s booming entertainment business: a lawyer’s view,” Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China, September 17, 2014.

“Intellectual property aspects of film production in China,” British Film Institute Roundtable, April 15th, 2014.

“Film Finance Seminar,” Shanghai International Film Festival, Shanghai, June 13, 2013.

“Australia-China Publishing Forum,” Beijing International Literary Festival, March 20, 2013.

“Market Access for Services in China,” American Chamber of Commerce in China, August 20, 2012.

“Current issues for American business in China,” United States Department of Commerce, Beijing, August 15, 2012.

“The role of foreign lawyers in assisting Chinese foreign direct investment,” The China International Fair for Trade in Services, May 29th, 2012.

“Sino-Foreign Film Co-Productions,” Beijing International Film Festival, April 23, 2012.

“Don’t Be a Bull in the China Shop,” 2011 Screen Producers Association of Australia Annual Conference, November 16, 2011.

“Sino-Foreign Feature Co-Productions: Legal Compliance for Foreigners in China,” Australia-China Film Forum, Beijing, December 10, 2010.

Medienauftritte

Chinawood,” 60 Minutes, August 14, 2016.

2015: The year China’s film industry doubled down on content,” China Economic Review, March 3, 2016.

China’s Dalian Wanda Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Legendary Deal,” The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2016.

Legendary Deal Will Transform China’s Wanda Into Entertainment Giant,” Variety, January 5, 2016.

Hollywood goes to China but Arnie fans must play the game,” Financial Review, September 12, 2015.

Wechat is Tencent’s ace in China’s online entertainment race,” Reuters, May 12, 2015.

2014: The year China’s film industry got more industrial,” China Economic Review, January 27, 2015.

“The Inside Intel on Wanda Group’s $8.2 Billion China Studio Plan,” The Hollywood Reporter, November 25, 2013.

“Chinese Factual: Initial Fears Before a Long Haul,” Screen Hub, October 12, 2013.

Chinese Mogul Wang Jianlin Lays Down Challenge to Hollywood,” The Sydney Morning Herald, September 23, 2013.

China’s Loming Entertainment Problem: Not Enough Lawyers,” The Hollywood Reporter, June 21, 2013.

Could China’s Growing Influence in Hollywood Affect Christian-themed Movies?“, Fox News, June 18, 2013.

‘Man of Steel’ Takes in Nearly $6 Million in China Opening“, Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2013.

After the Controversy, ‘Django Unchained’ Flops in China,” Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2013.

“Hollywood Tasting Bittersweet Success in China,” China Digest, Issue 29, May 13, 2013.

How Hollywood’s Obsession with China May Change Movies Forever, Buzzfeed, May 12, 2013.

China May Pit ‘Skyfall’ vs. ‘Hobbit’,” Variety, November 12, 2012.

Veröffentlichungen

Author of the UK-China Film & TV Toolkit.

Work published frequently on China Film Insider and Conventus Law

Contributing blog writer on China Film, TV, and IP, China Law Blog.

Co-author, Media and Entertainment Chapter, American Business in China (White Paper), AmCham-China, 2011-2016.

Digital Redemption for China’s Movie Market,” Business Now, March 1, 2015

Contributing Editor, Current Issues in Film Law, Butterworths, 2001.

Ausbildung

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (B.A., LL.B, 1986, 1988)
  • The College of Law, Sydney, Australia (Legal Practice Course, 1989)