Worn entertainment lawyer Stephen Saltzman is departing Paul Hastings LLP to be half of the London stammer of enterprise of European regulation firm Fieldfisher.
A unparalleled of The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Energy Lawyers: High 100 Attorneys record, Saltzman is famous to the alternate as a respected entertainment lawyer specializing in advanced global distribution, co-production and co-financing transactions, as smartly various awful-border dealmaking provocative stutter material and media manufacturers.
He has been essentially based fully in London since 2019, when he moved from Paul Hastings’ Los Angeles locations of work to magnify the firm’s U.Okay. and continental European industry, following a prior period at Loeb & Loeb. He officially begins at Fieldfisher on Monday, Oct. 4 as a partner within the firm’s media observe.
“Adding Steve to our media crew is a critical boost to our bellow plans,” acknowledged Tim Johnson, head of Fieldfisher’s media group, noting that Saltzman’s cosmopolitan background and awful border abilities had been a pure match for Fieldfisher’s global level of curiosity (the firm has 25 locations of work across 11 countries, most in Europe and Asia). “This would possibly maybe maybe maybe toughen our offering to purchasers attempting to rep abilities across continents,” Johnson added.
“I in level of truth bag known Tim for a prolonged time, engaged on initiatives together from both facet of the Atlantic,” added Saltzman. “I’m wrathful to be becoming a member of his crew at a time when I mediate there are well-known alternatives within the U.Okay., specifically in a submit-Brexit world the put apart the U.Okay. is now one of many most tag-effective global areas to shoot plentiful-scale feature films and streaming sequence.”
All by a provocative period for dealmaking across hemispheres, Saltzman has persisted to relief excessive-profile global talent and financiers in closing substantial-tag industry in Hollywood, equivalent to leading Chinese language studio Huayi Brothers Media, which co-bankrolled the largest indie film to full production in 2020, Roland Emmerich’s $140 million Moonfall. He also right this moment educated esports crew TSM (Workers SoloMid) in one of many largest sponsorship affords within the alternate with the crypto forex exchange, FTX. Assorted critical offshore purchasers bag incorporated Germany’s Constantin Motion pictures and South Korean entertainment large CJ Leisure; however his consumer snide entails entities across the media spectrum — studios, theme park operators, broadcasters, digital stutter material companies, banks, film funds, administrators, talent and authors.
A fluent German speaker, Saltzman also is anticipated to relief grow Fieldfisher’s Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich locations of work. “I’m cheerful by Steve’s arrival,” acknowledged Philipp Plog, managing director of the firm’s German operations. “His data and abilities of the German market is perfectly aligned to our arrangement of servicing our growing portfolio of digital and media businesses in Germany and across Europe.”