Mathew Alderson, 律师


Mathew 是一名专攻娱乐、科技和创意行业的国际交易律师和企业顾问。曾被《综艺》(Variety Magazine)杂志形容为「为行业带来新风貌的律师」的 Mathew,在北京领导我们在中国的媒体和娱乐业务,并且在电影和电视项目中代理各大好莱坞电影公司和制片人。Mathew 的客户遍布各项行业,如科技公司、营销与活动管理公司、建筑公司、大学和出版商等。

Mathew在澳大利亚布里斯班出生长大,并在新南威尔士州取得律师资格。而现在的他正享受生活在北京这样一个中国政治和文化中心所带来的刺激和挑战。Mathew 2004  年开始在北京设立办事处,后于 2009 年迁居北京,以便更直接地参与正在蓬勃发展的当地媒体、娱乐和创意行业所提供的机会。他自 2010 年开始担任中国美国商会之中国媒体和娱乐论坛(AmCham China’s Media & Entertainment Forum)的联合主席,还是中国美国商会《白皮书》的定期撰稿人。

More About Mathew

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.

“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.

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.

Advised US streamer on content license deals with Chinese streamers.

Provided China production legals for major Hollywood studio.

Provided China production legals for US streamer.

Advised major Hollywood studio on China production and distribution deals for episodic content.

Advised major Hollywood studio on China distribution agreements and China format licenses for episodic content.

Structured and papered VIE-led China streaming venture for foreign syndicate.

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.