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MAT JESSEP

E:  mat @ wegotgame.com.au

M: +61 409 766 155

Mat Jessep is a commercial and corporate lawyer and business consultant with specialist skills and experience in Sports, Esports, Media, and Entertainment, acting for clients in Australia, North America, the UK, and Europe. 

Bio:

Mat is experienced in commercial and corporate matters, including transactional, contractual, procurement, company secretarial, governance, integrity, branding, reputational, strategy, regulatory, and legal project management advice and support. Mat’s background pre-law includes marketing, brand management, and business development roles.

Leveraging off of more than 10 years’ experience as a lawyer and a career in marketing and brand management before that, Mat has established Game Legal and Game Consulting to deliver focused legal, governance, and strategic commercial advice to clients involved in Sports, Esports, and Pop Culture - Gaming, Media, Tech, Internet, Brands & IP, Entertainment, TV, Music, Film, Art, & Fashion - as well as to Businesses and for new Start-Ups.

 

As a dedicated Sports lawyer, Mat has acted for National Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations, sponsors, broadcasters, and leagues and event operators. Mat is a pioneer and leading lawyer and consultant in the fast-growing esports sector, acting for clients with interests in leagues and teams in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia.  In the media and entertainment industries, Mat has advised film producers, artists, authors, creatives, podcasters, streamers, and tech start-ups.

 

Mat is admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW and is on the roll of the High Court of Australia. He is also an active member of the US-based Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and teaches as a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and as a casual academic at the University of Technology Sydney in the Law faculty and Business School.

Key Skill Set

  • Sports, Media, Tech, & Entertainment – industry sector-specific expertise and experience.

  • Legal - corporate and commercial advice, auditing, compliance, contracts, dispute resolution and advocacy, drafting, rights clearances, transactional management.

  • Commercial - brand development, research, insights, strategy, planning, and execution.

  • Governance & Company Secretarial – advice and assistance on strategies and tactics to ensure that Directors and Officers appropriately manage legislation, regulation, and related duties.

  • Investigations - conducting and project managing independent internal and external reviews into culture and conduct, and making recommendations.

  • Teaching - developing and delivering educational courses, lectures and seminars on sports and entertainment business and legal topics.

CV

In the Media

Mat regularly speak on sports law topics at conferences and to the media, including:

Jan 2020   'Lawyers Weekly'

Jan 2020   'IGEA'

Jan 2020   'In Games'

Jan 2020   'Lawyers Weekly'

Jan 2020   'In Games'

Sep 2019   'ABC TV'

 

Aug 2019   'ABC Radio

Apr 2019   'Lawyers Weekly

Dec 2018   'ABC TV'

Nov 2018   'Ministry of Sport'

Oct 2018   'SBS World News'

Sep 2018   'Kotaku'

Mar 2018   'Herald Sun'

 

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