Some of Our Extra-Business Done

Below is a selection of historical and foundational projects and ventures, which illustrate AOB’s unique approach to Business Affairs and the value it has added over the years, beyond a more traditionally legal role e.g. as (co-)principals, executive producers or brokers:

AOB Director Appointed as TSG Entertainment’s U.K. Representative in London

In September 2020, AOB director, Dej Mahoney was engaged by Chip Seelig as a London-based adviser and producer representative of TSG Entertainment (www.theseeliggroup.com), New York financiers, who most successfully backed the global success of “The Greatest Showman” (and previously, movies including “Avatar”, Oscar-winner Steve McQueen’s “Widows” and many others). In tandem with London producers and…

AOB DIRECTOR ASSUMES NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR ROLE AT LEADING PRODUCTION MUSIC COMPANY

In August 2020, AOB director Dej Mahoney was appointed to the new position of Non-Executive Chair of West One Music Group, one of the leading independent production music companies worldwide. Originally founded in London, the company has grown globally over the last 18 years to establish offices (and certain recording facilities) in New York, Los…

AOB’s Client and Co-Venturer 79Lux Launches New Product

It has been another momentous year for this stellar, emerging skincare brand, 79Lux. In August, it launched the third product in its first range, being an extremely timely and luxuriously healing hand cream for the Covid era which has enjoyed critical and customer acclaim, including a feature in the Sunday Times Style magazine.In parallel with this successful, new…

Young Voices

Young Voices International: As legal and strategic advisor to the organisers of the Guinness Book of Records-accredited, largest children’s choir concerts in the world (featuring choruses of up to 8,000 children per night), AOB’s directors became co-founding directors and equity partners in Young Voices International. Young Voices has now staged concerts in the U.K.’s most…

Sony Music Executive Training

Over a period of two years, AOB director Dej Mahoney was engaged by his former employer to devise, structure and deliver a course for SonyBMG Music Europe: “Legal & Business Affairs for Non-Business Affairs Executives” – from the foundations of copyright law to the application of rights ownership in new ventures across the world of…

World Freerun Championships

Barclaycard World Freerun Championships Highlights Video Trafalgar Square, London This venture began through AOB’s business management of Urban Freeflow (UF), then the most well-established freerunning/parkour organisation worldwide. Work included procuring and negotiation of sponsorship deals, TV deals, event engagements, advertising engagements, endorsement deals, brand licensing, photography agreements, advice on licensing characters for games and trademark…

LVMH/Ozwald Boateng

Over a number of fashion seasons, AOB represented celebrated, Savile Row designer, Ozwald Boateng in his role as Creative Director of Givenchy Menswear, based in Paris. AOB negotiated (predominantly in French) with senior representatives of parent company LVMH, AOB updated the English translation of LVMH’s standard talent agreement and generally managed the business relationship with Givenchy. Boateng’s…

Boavista FC, Porto

AOB were engaged as exclusive brokers to the Club President of Boavista F.C. in his fundraising effort to refinance his club. Through its investment banking contacts, AOB sourced a high-net worth industrialist from Angola in the year of his country’s first-ever qualification for the Football World Cup, drawn in the same group as their former…