Matt is an international technology, media and telecoms lawyer.
Based at Olswang Asia, Southeast Asia's leading TMT law firm, he advises clients from startups to global tech, media and telecoms companies and governments on business and law in Asia. His practice spans commercial, transactional, regulatory and intellectual property advice across:
- tech, including e-commerce, cloud, data, cybersecurity, payments, apps, adtech and IoT;
- telecoms, including regulatory and market entry advice;
- digital media, including linear and non-linear broadcasting, OTT, real-money and social gaming, advertising, sports, eSports and sponsorship; and
- complex sourcing and supply chain transactions.
He is described by Legal 500 as a "digital media expert" and as being "plugged into the media and technology space".
He regularly appears on TV and in print media to discuss the tech/media/telecoms sectors, including BBC World News, Channel News Asia, Wall Street Journal, Mashable and The Straits Times. In the last year, he has spoken at the CASBAA Convention, iGaming Asia and Sports Matters.
He is active in Singapore’s startup ecosystem and guides startups and fast-growth companies on funding, IP protection and commercialisation. He has lectured at Singapore Management University on "Singapore's Next Billion Dollar Startup".
He is the Chair of CASBAA 2020, a forum tasked with bringing a future perspective to pay TV in APAC, and was actively involved in setting up the Asian Sponsorship Association.
He blogs at www.connectedasia.com on how the unparalleled and explosive growth in connectivity in Asia-Pacific is driving all kinds of new technologies and business models.