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Gordon Finlayson

General Counsel at HBO Europe

Legal Services
  1. HBO
  1. University College London, U. of London

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General Counsel, HBO Europe

– Present

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General Counsel, HBO Europe

– Present (3 years 4 months)

General Counsel of HBO Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Home Box Office Inc. (HBO). HBO Europe currently provides premium linear television channels, SVOD and HBO GO broadband services in fifteen countries across the continent.

Responsibilities at HBO Europe include oversight of all legal and business affairs matters, including programming, original production, regulatory, data protection, corporate, commercial, business compliance and ethics.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Gordon is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Gordon cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Gordon supports:

Honors & Awards

Middle East Deal of the Year

M&A Atlas

For the merger of the Orbit & Showtime Pay Television Networks

Deal of the Year

The Brief Magazine Legal Awards

For the merger of the Orbit & Showtime Pay Television Networks


The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

– Present

The Lawyer European Awards 2012 & 2014

– Present


Interview with Gordon Finlayson(Link)

The GC Grapevine
October 2012

Interview with Gordon Finlayson - General Counsel - HBO Europe


The Lawyer GC Summit 2013, Managing Legal Counsel in Emerging Economies

April 2013

A presentation to senior legal profesionals at The Lawyer's annual GC summit concerning best practice in the management of legal services in emerging markets.


University College London, U. of London

  • Civil Procedure with Lord Woolfe & Adrian Zuckerman
  • Dissertation on international broadcasting law supervised by Sir Hugh Laddie
  • Dissertation on Al Jazeera News supervised by Professor Eric Bardendt


  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Writing
  • Licensing
  • Mergers
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Regulations
  • Negotiation
  • Management
  • Television
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Digital Distribution
  • Broadcast
  • New Media
  • Digital Media
  • Legal Compliance
  • Alternative Dispute...
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Privacy Law
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