Richard P. Philipps

Consultant at Reed Smith LLP

Richard P. Philipps

Richard P. Philipps

Consultant at Reed Smith LLP

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Richard is a member of the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. He works in film and television, particularly production/acquisition financing, and is consistently rated one of the leading film finance and media lawyers in the UK (“A guru … and veteran of film finance … who is very knowledgeable and supremely well connected, … well versed in deal structures which he runs very well” – Chambers 2014 – “Exceptionally conscientious and diligent” – Legal 500 2013) and was featured in The International Who’s Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers 2013 by Who’s Who Legal. He has expertise in all financial/production aspects of media transactions, including international elements, negotiating talent contracts, distribution, completion guarantees, and all types of financing and loan and security documentation for the film and television industries.

He acts for a number of banks including Natixis Coficiné, Bank Leumi, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and others, as well as being regularly instructed by The British Film Institute, The Doha Film Institute and London Pacific Finance. He also represents a number of leading independent financiers/producers including Qwerty Films (Michael Kuhn), Endgame Entertainment, Mike Leigh and Potboiler Productions (Gail Egan) as well as the completion guarantors, European Film Bonds. During his career he has worked on hundreds of films in various capacities. He is also a well-regarded speaker on the annual ‘Inside Pictures’ course for film executives.

Recently, he and his team have acted on the financing/production of a wide variety of films including ‘A Most Wanted Man’ and ‘A Little Chaos’ for Potboiler Productions, Mike Leigh’s Untitled 13 based on the life of the painter J.M.W. Turner (for Thin Man Films), ‘Grace of Monaco’, ‘Suite Francaise’ and ‘Queen and Country’ (for Natixis Coficine) and complex revolving film finance facilities (for Bank Leumi). His team also continues to act for HSBC and RBS on film sale leaseback restructurings. Since European Film Bonds opened its London office three years ago his team has acted for them on over twenty transactions including ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Dom Hemingway’, ‘Diana’ and ‘Filth’.

Richard is the chair of the highly critically acclaimed theatre company, Cheek By Jowl.

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Richard P. Philipps
Consultant at Reed Smith LLP
Education
M.A.

One of the oldest colleges at Cambridge University, UK

Career History
Consultant
2007 - Current

Reed Smith Ltd. is engaged in the provision of legal services in commercial litigation, disputes, cross-border transactions, and regulatory matters. The firm's practice areas include bankruptcy and commercial restructuring, corporate and securities, regulatory enforcement, contract investigation, insurance, public policy, investment management, tax exemption, and wealth planning. It offers services to the energy and natural resources, financial, health, medical, and entertainment industries. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Attorney
1976 - Prior
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Richard P. Philipps is affiliated with Reed Smith LLP, Richards Butler

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