(Admitted in Australia. Not admitted in the United States.)
Described as a "game-changing attorney" in Variety's Legal Impact Report 2012, Mathew represents companies and individuals operating internationally in media, entertainment and IP-intensive industries. His clients range from major architectural firms, universities, publishers, fashion designers and cosmetics brands to international event management companies, producers, directors and writers.
Mathew's clients typically come from the United States, China, Australia, or have substantial operations in those countries. Mathew has had an office in Beijing since 2004, and moved there in 2009 to participate more directly in the legal opportunities offered by the city's burgeoning media and entertainment industries. Mathew is Co-Chair of AmCham's Media & Entertainment Forum and a regular contributor to AmCham's Annual China White Paper.
Mathew has a 5 out of 5 rating on Martindale-Hubbel's Law Directory, and is a regular contributor to China Law Blog.
Mathew enjoys the excitement and challenges of living and working in China's
political and cultural centre. He was born and grew up in Brisbane, Australia.
- B.A., LL.B University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Sydney, Australia
- China Law
- International Media and Entertainment
- International Trademarks
- Australia Law
- Current issues in film law, Butterworths, 2001 - contributing editor
- Media and Entertainment Chapter, American Business in China 2011 White Paper, AmCham-China (Co-author)
Recent Media Appearances:
- China's Looming 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.
- 'Iron Man 3', China Edition: Hollywood contorts to please country on track for world's largest box office, Fox News, April 25 2013.
- Blocking of 'Django Unchained' Taints Beijing Film Festival, New York Times, April 15, 2013.
- Hollywood's Secret Weapon to Combat Piracy in China, Forbes, November 2, 2012.
- China may pit 'Skyfall' vs. 'Hobbit', Variety, November 1, 2012.
- China: Market loosens quotas, but still cautious, Variety, October 26, 2012.
- Dazzled By China's $2 Billion Movie Box Office? Try Getting Paid, Forbes, October 24, 2012.
- Hollywood's Script in China, China Review, The magazine of the US-China Business Council, July-September 2012.
- Hollywood's Mr China: Dan Mintz, DMG, Forbes, August 29, 2012
- Real estate boom brings movies to the masses, Variety, July 7, 2012.
- Hollywood's new investors? Breakdown in deal talks with Chinese backers is still common, Daily Journal, May 30, 2012.
- Studio Briefing, May 24th, 2012.
- When Hollywood Meets China, Neon Tommy, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, May 23rd, 2012.
- When Hollywood Meets China, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Spring 2012 Money, Markets and Media, May 8, 2012
- Did Hollywood dirty its hands in China?Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2012.
- China's censors move to restrict what can be shown on TV, The Australian, February 20, 2012.
- Private equity goes to the movies, Asian Venture Capital Journal, February 15, 2012.
- Feature Film Co-Production with China: the Survivor's Guide, CMM Intelligence, 2012.
- "Australia-China Publishing Forum," a seminar presented on March 20, 2013 by The Australian Embassy, Beijing, during the Beijing International Literary Festival, with Alice Xin Liu, Managing Editor, Pathlight: New Chinese Writing and Jackie Huang, Literary Agent, Nurnberg and Associates.
- "Market Access for Services in China," a panel discussion at the Beijing office of the American Chamber of Commerce in China on August 20, 2012 with Brett Norwood (Deloitte), Lester Ross (WilmerHale), and Matthew Cuerdon (Bó Lè Consultants).
- "Current issues for American business in China", a seminar for the Commercial Section, Embassy of the United States, Beijing and U.S. Commercial Service, United States Department of Commerce, Beijing on August 15, 2012.
- "The role of foreign lawyers in assisting Chinese foreign direct investment" a panel discussion at The China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on May 29th, 2012.
- "Sino-Foreign Film Co-Productions" a panel discussion at the Beijing International Film Festival on April 23, 2012 with Miao Xiaotian, Vice‐President, China Film Co-production Group and Beijing Film Production Company, Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO China, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia and Mario Andreacchio, Chairman, Australia‐China Screen Alliance and producer/director of ‘The Dragon Pearl’, the first official Sino-Australian treaty co-production.
- "Don't Be a Bull in the China Shop," a panel discussion held at the 2011 Screen Producers Association of Australia Annual Conference in Sydney.
- "Sino-Foreign Feature Co-Productions: Legal Compliance for Foreigners in China," a presentation given at the Australia-China Film Forum in Beijing on December 10, 2010.