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John McLellan

( Partner, Head of Commercial & Media and Entertainment Group )

PERSONAL DETAILS

Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial
Media & Entertainment
Company Secretarial

Admissions

Hong Kong
England & Wales
Australian Capital Territory

Other Qualifications

Civil Celebrant of Marriages

Languages

English and French

CONTACT

TEL (852) 2230 2868
FAX (852) 2845 1637

EMAIL
 

EXPERIENCE

John has acted in commercial transactions in most Asian jurisdictions; mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence and structuring), joint ventures and licensing arrangements; as well as more industry specific arrangements (film and television productions, sports and live events and artist issues).

Throughout his career, John has represented a broad range of clients, including major film studios, television networks and record companies; international and regional movie stars and music talents. In addition, John acts for clients engaged in sports and events promotion, theatrical production, advertising and other forms of media.

 

PROFILE

John has been described by The Who’s Who of the Law as “One of Hong Kong’s leading entertainment lawyers”.

John is a frequent speaker at international media conferences (including MIDEM, the Cannes International Film Festival and MIP).

John is also legal advisor to a number of industry bodies, including the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers, the Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild, the Hong Kong Directors Guild, and he is an executive committee member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.



Publications 

IAEL 2004 - China - An Overview of a Burgeoning and Significant Market

IAEL 2006 - Competition and New Frontiers (ii) - China

IAEL 2009 - Back To The Future

IAEL 2010 - Hong Kong

IAEL 2014 - Development of Licensing Practice in Asia

IAEL 2015 - Streaming Legal Issues in Asia

Morals Clauses in Endorsement Contracts

Hong Kong Copyright Law: Key Changes proposed in Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014