Described as a “game-changing attorney” by Variety Magazine, Mathew leads our China media and entertainment practice from Beijing. He represents major Hollywood studios, producers and agencies as well as other interests operating internationally in creative industries. His clients also include promoters and event management companies, architectural firms, universities, publishers, fashion designers and cosmetics brands.
Mathew’s clients typically come from Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Beijing or Shanghai, or have substantial operations in those places. Mathew has had an office in Beijing since 2004, and moved there in 2009 to participate more directly in the opportunities offered by the city’s burgeoning media and entertainment industries. Mathew has served as Co-Chair of AmCham China’s Media & Entertainment Forum since 2010 and is a regular contributor to AmCham’s Annual China White Paper.
Qualified in New South Wales, Australia, Mathew enjoys the excitement and challenges of living and working in China’s political and cultural center. He was born and grew up in Brisbane, Australia.
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Co-author, Media and Entertainment Chapter, American Business in China (White Paper), AmCham-China, 2011-2014.
Contributing Editor, Current Issues in Film Law, Butterworths, 2001.
“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.
“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.