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Who's Who Legal
Who's Who Legal

Global Leader

Entertainment 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

John Paul McLellan is “regarded as one of the leaders in the region for media and entertainment matters” and has “excellent legal and industry knowledge”.


John McLellan is a commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. His practice has a particular focus on the media, entertainment and sports industries, as well as the fashion and retail sectors.

John has acted in commercial transactions in most Asian jurisdictions including M&A, joint ventures and structuring of venture capital deals, in addition to more industry-specific contracts. His clients range from multinationals through to key individual talents.

He is a frequent speaker at international media conferences (including MIDEM, the Cannes International Film Festival, MIP and Music/Digital Matters). John is also legal adviser to a number of industry bodies, including the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers and the Hong Kong Directors Guild. He is an executive committee member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and sits on the advisory board for BAFTA in Asia.

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