Global Industry Value Chain Forum


Corporate Partners:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices. The firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our entertainment practice has been recognized for many years as a key industry player in global entertainment and media transactions. The foundation of our entertainment practice is the representation of clients in complex transactions involving the production, financing and distribution of films and television worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment attorneys execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.


BDO100 years, and counting. When M. L. Seidman founded Seidman & Seidman in 1910, there were just over 2,000 accountants in the entire United States. Armed with an unfailing commitment to exceptional client service, the firm quickly expanded both its services and geographic reach across the country. In the early 1960’s, alliances were created with like-minded firms in Canada and throughout Europe, and by the 1980’s the global network had been established – and the firm was renamed BDO Seidman. Today, BDO’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on, and the firm continues its history of growth as it expands around the world. Yet, no matter how large we become, we will continue to remain united under a common purpose: helping people thrive, every day. For more information, please visit www.bdo.com.



Supporting Partners:

East West BankEast West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China. East West Bank has been ranked in the top 15 of “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes for six consecutive years.



Latham WatkinsLatham & Watkins LLP is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform of offices in the world's major financial, business and regulatory centers, the firm's lawyers help clients succeed. Clients depend on the firm’s ability to find innovative solutions to complex business issues, and Latham’s lawyers use the firm’s experience and resources to help clients handle these challenges. Latham & Watkins lawyers are grounded in decades of experience across all sectors of entertainment, sports and media. Latham provides clients a combination of specific client focus and substantive industry expertise to help them achieve strategic, long-term success. Latham’s representative clients range from major motion picture studios and media companies, to international independent producers and distributors of television and film content, digital media, music, sports entities, as well as hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and other financial institutions. Visit their website at www.lw.com.


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of America’s leading law and consulting firms. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, our Entertainment & Media practice represents high-profile clients in the finance, production and distribution of film, television and digital media content around the world.


Paul HastingsPaul Hastings LLP, is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to our clients' needs in markets across the globe. In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. Our innovative approach and unmatched client service has helped guide our journey to becoming one of the world’s leading global law firms in such a short time.

Paul Hastings’ Entertainment and Media practice was awarded the “Great Legal Ideas” award by the Financial Times. The practice and lawyers are recognized as among the most notable in the market by Chambers and Partners and are routinely recognized as among the most influential in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.


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