Matthew is an Associate Solicitor at Preiskel & Co, advising on a broad range of projects in the technology, media and entertainment sectors.
Together with advising on UK and international mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, shareholder arrangements and other general corporate law matters, Matthew regularly provides commercial advice to clients in the entertainment sector, particularly on film and television financing, production and distribution.
His recent experience includes:
- “Blinded by the Light” (2019): Advising the production for British film ‘Blinded by the Light’ (2019), in which he is credited as production counsel, on its film financing deal with Ingenious Media (London) and Levantine (Los Angeles), later acquired by Warner Bros/New Line Cinema for $16m.
- Advising a U.S. technology client (focusing on development of advanced security and blockchain capabilities) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a UK-based developer of secure mobile blockchain-based payment applications.
- “Zone 414” (post-production): Acted for the film production company, negotiating talent agreements for all principal cast with Los Angeles counsel and advising on the financial close.
- Advising an internationally listed content company on equity investments in a high-end British television series attracting UK High-end Television tax relief.
- “The Reckoning” (post-production): Advising the film production company on its bridge financing with a senior secured media lender in the U.S. and the full financial close.
- Advising the sellers of an online marketing company on the sale of the company’s entire issued share capital to a bank based in Luxembourg.
- “The Banishing” (post-production): Acted as production counsel, advising on all legal production issues and the financial close with a major international bank.
- Advising a disruptive technology/life sciences client on its latest fundraising round by venture capital and other investors.
Prior to joining Preiskel & Co, Matthew worked at international law firms including Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, where he qualified as a Solicitor, and Linklaters prior to commencing his Training Contract.