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Paul Guite

Paul Guite

Co-Head of Media

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Paul is a partner in the corporate team and co-head of the media practice. Paul advises on all aspects of corporate work with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, IPOs and private and public equity fundraisings.

Paul's clients range from international corporates to individual owners of private businesses. Paul has advised on international and UK transactions in a number of industry sectors with a particular focus on media, technology and communications.

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Paul is listed as “technically excellent” in Media and Entertainment.

Legal 500, 2017

“Key figures from Olswang include … Paul Guite” M&A:Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250M+.

Legal 500, 2017

Paul is listed as a Notable Practitioner for TMT: Media (Europe Wide)

Chambers Global 2017

Olswang LLP ‘provides excellent service backed up by great knowledge and insight’… Paul Guite acted for DLG Acquisitions on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of New Pictures.

Legal 500 UK 2016

Paul is recommended for his expertise in both media and entertainment and flotations: small and mid-cap and is described as "calm, considered and accurate - an excellent technical lawyer"

The Legal 500, 2012

Relevant experience

  • Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker, the creators of Black Mirror, on setting up production entity Broke and Bones and the subsequent investment by Netflix.
  • Elisabeth Murdoch and related entities on establishing content production business, Sister, and investments in 110% Content, Locksmith Animation, South of the River Pictures, Vertical Networks and Youngest Media.
  • Global Media on its acquisitions of each of Exterion Media, Outdoor Plus and Primesight out of home advertising businesses.
  • Motive Pictures on the investment by Endeavor Content.
  • XIX Entertainment on the sale of its interest in Beckham Brand Holdings.
  • YouGov on its acquisitions of each of InConversation, Crunch.IO and Portent.IO.
  • Hearst Ventures on its investment in The Plum Guide.
  • Music trade associations Merlin and IMPALA on the process by which its members were able to acquire significant assets from Warner Music Group.
  • Advance Venture Partners on its investment in Clippings online furniture platform.
  • Access on its investments in ADA Health GmbH, the AI driven health companion and telemedicine app, and Bad Wolf TV production company.
  • ITV on its investments in Genial Productions, Koska and Route 24 TV production companies.
  • All3Media on its acquisition of each of Two Brothers Pictures and New Pictures.
  • Turner on its acquisition of Big Pixel Studios, its investment in Copa 90 and disposal of the UK TruTV channel.
  • Warner Bros on its acquisition of mobile gaming developer Playdemic.
  • The shareholders of Alan Dick Communications on its disposal to Panasonic Europe.
  • 21st Century Fox on its joint venture with Apollo merging global television production groups Endemol and Shine.
  • The shareholders of Double Negative Holdings on its sale to Prime Focus.
  • The shareholders of Shine on its sale to News Corp. and on implementing its international growth strategy via the acquisitions of Metronome Film & Television AB (Scandinavia) and Reveille, LLC. (US), ChannelFlip Media, Bossa Studios, Brown Eyed Boy, Firefly Film and Television Productions and Princess Productions and international joint ventures with key talent in each of Australia, France, Germany and Spain.
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  • 2000 – Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
  • 1998 – LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • 1997 – LLB (Hons), Nottingham University
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