Ms Ruth Hunter > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner and Head of Entertainment Law Group


Ruth Hunter is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department. She focuses on the area of film and television production including the negotiation and drafting of financing agreements, distribution agreements, equity and tax based financing arrangements (including Section 481 tax credit financing), talent agreements (including film rights agreements), writers agreements, actors, directors, designers and composers agreements. She also provides advice in relation to errors and omissions, insurance and music copyright clearance as well as theatre and public performance contracts, music contracts and general intellectual property issues including trademarks.

Ruth also works with banks in relation to financing arrangements for film and television.

Ruth works with Screen Producers Ireland (the film producers representative organisation in Ireland) and is a member of the Audiovisual Federation and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC).


University of Cambridge (LLM); Trinity College Dublin (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Ruth HunterMatheson

Matheson is noted for its expertise in defamation litigation and film and TV production and financing. The team also advises on competition, regulatory and freedom of information issues connected to broadcasting; animation projects; and music licensing. Clients include a wide range of domestic and international media companies and other corporates, film and TV producers and financiers, and regulatory and statutory bodies. Ruth Hunter, who has significant experience in film financing, including advising on pan-European production deals, leads the practice alongside defamation and privacy law specialist Michael Byrne.