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Expert in Financial Aspects of the Music Film and Television Industies

Expert ID: 727961 United Kingdom

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Expert is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society’s Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants specialising in the film, television and music industries.

He is also the founder and senior partner of Expert & Co LLP, a practising firm of accountants that was established in 1974. He qualified in December 1972 with Coopers & Lybrand, and was admitted as a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1973 and as a Fellow in 1979.

He has an in depth knowledge of the entertainment industry, and the practice, in addition to looking after numerous artists also represents production companies, distributors, directors, producers, studios and set builders, amongst its clients.

He was the reporting accountant retained by Gilbert O’Sullivan in the case of O’Sullivan-v-Management Agency and Music Limited and others (1983 3 All ER 351) which set new law and led to a major re-drafting of all subsequent record, management and music publishing agreements.

He has expertise in royalty audits for all types of income agreements, and is frequently asked to value both music publishing, record, video and film catalogues.

The practice has a litigation support team for matters in the film, television and music industries, with some instructions being settled prior to a hearing, others having led to a full hearing.

He has also been an associate producer on a BBC 2 Series and a speaker at the BBC and several music centres of learning, as well as at entertainment seminars in the UK, Israel, France, Italy, America and the Far East, and have been the subject of articles in Music Week, the Evening Standard, The Guardian and BBC, and a contributor to numerous articles. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

He has been a part-owner of a record label funded by Motown and an independent record label.



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Valuation of music publishing and recording cataloguesRoyalty AuditingWithholding tax on royaltiesFeasiblilty studiesDue diligence on music publishing and recording catalogues

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: FCCA Subject: Chartered Certified Accountant Institution: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1974 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Partner Department: Media Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1972 Employer: Cooper & Lybrand Title: Department: Audit Responsibilities: Audit and accounting

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: USA Summary: Catalogue valuation for both music publishing and record masters

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society’s Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Licenses / Certifications
FCCA, MAE, CPA(Isr), Founding member of The Expert Witness Institute

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society’s Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants specialising in the film, television and music industries. He was the reporting accountant retained by Gilbert O’Sullivan in the case of O’Sullivan-v-Management Agency and Music Limited and others (1983 3 All ER 351) which set new law and led to a major re-drafting of all subsequent record, management and music publishing agreements.
Training / Seminars
A speaker at the BBC and several music centres of learning, as well as at entertainment seminars in the UK, Israel, France, Italy, America and the Far East, and have been the subject of articles in Music Week, the Evening Standard, The Guardian and BBC, and a contributor to numerous articles

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