Mat Jessep

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

Game Legal


Mathew Jessep is a commercial and corporate lawyer and business consultant with specialist skills and experience in Sports, Esports, Media, and Entertainment, acting for clients in Australia, North America, the UK, and Europe.

Mat is experienced in commercial and corporate matters, including transactional, contractual, procurement, company secretarial, governance, integrity, branding, reputational, strategy, regulatory, and legal project management advice and support. Mat’s background pre-law includes marketing, brand management, and business development roles.

Leveraging off of more than 10 years’ experience as a lawyer and a career in marketing and brand management before that, Mat has established Game Legal and Game Consulting to deliver focused legal, integrity, governance, and strategic commercial advice to clients involved in Sports, Esports, and Pop Culture - Gaming, Media, Tech, Internet, Brands & IP, Entertainment, TV, Music, Film, Art, & Fashion - as well as to Businesses and for new Start-Ups.

As a dedicated Sports lawyer, Mat has acted for National Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations, sponsors, broadcasters, and leagues and event operators. Mat is a pioneer and leading lawyer and consultant in the fast-growing esports sector, acting for clients with interests in leagues and teams in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. In the media and entertainment industries, Mat has advised film producers, artists, authors, creatives, podcasters, streamers, and tech start-ups.

Mat is admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW and is on the roll of the High Court of Australia. He regularly speaks to the media on sports, esports, and entertainment topics and is also an active member of the US-based Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) as well as the Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA). Mat teaches as a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and as a casual academic at the University of Technology Sydney in the Law faculty and Business School.

Teaching (2023)

Melbourne Law Masters