Alan Moss > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court
LONDON
WC2R 0EX
England

Work Department

Film and interactive entertainment

Position

Alan Moss advises clients in the fields of interactive entertainment and film on media financing transactions and on arrangements for the development, production and exploitation of content. Alan acts for a wide range of clients including video game financiers, publishers and developers, film and television financiers, film producers, digital platforms, technology companies and trade bodies.

Career

  • Trained, Linklaters; qualified 2004; associate in structured finance, Linklaters 2004-07
  • Associate, Harbottle & Lewis 2007-10; senior associate Harbottle & Lewis 2010-12; partner 2012 to date

Languages

  • French
  • Japanese

Education

  • Bishop Gore Comprehensive School, Swansea
  • Jesus College, Oxford (1999 MA Hons)

Leisure

  • Running
  • Squash

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is noted for its ‘breadth of expertise‘ across theatre, interactive entertainment, media finance, music, film, television and publishing work. The theatre team, which is led by Neil Adleman, regularly acts for producers, theatre owners, subsidised companies and individual writers and directors; it advised on all aspects of the UK and Republic of Ireland tour of the West End production of Motown. The video games group, which is led by Mark Phillips and Alan Moss, is instructed by leading console platforms and publishers, and is regularly engaged on video game financing deals. It is also noted for its e-sports expertise. Abigail Payne heads the media finance team which is experienced across debt, equity and tax-related financings for the film, TV, games, music, publishing and theatre sectors. Elsewhere, the music team is instructed by record labels, publishers, artists, producers, managers and digital music platforms. The film and TV group, where Sarah Lazarides is a pivotal figure, regularly acts as production counsel for major Hollywood productions shooting in the UK and Europe, acts for UK independent film producers and is also instructed by major SVOD platforms. Alex Hardy leads the publishing group, which acts for a number of high-profile publishing houses, authors, publishing sector start-ups and literary agents.