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Arthur Evrensel is a founding partner of MEP Business Counsel. Arthur provides legal counsel in entertainment law relating to television and motion picture development, production, financing and distribution, as well as in the areas of digital media. He has extensive experience in structuring the financing and distribution of international television and motion picture treaty co-productions. His practice focuses exclusively on representing producers, writers, investors, broadcasters, financiers, distributors, animation companies and international studios involved in the filmed entertainment and digital media industries.
Arthur has published numerous articles on international co-productions and bank financing in the filmed entertainment industry. He has lectured at McGill University, University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, and has chaired numerous seminars and conferences on the film and television industry in Canada, the United States, China and England. He was the contributing editor of the Entertainment Agreements Volume of Canadian Forms & Precedent (2001-2007) published by Butterworths Canada and sits on the board of directors of Lions Gate Entertainment since 2001.
Arthur is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer, the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). In 2012, he was named Vancouver Best Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law. Arthur has been recognized in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law.
Call to the bar: Ontario 1990; BC 1992