Expertise Interactive Entertainment

The games industry is a unique fusion of technology, entertainment and data. We can help you maximise the value of your rights and assets in the largest entertainment industry in the world.

Our team includes lawyers who have been embedded in the sector for over 25 years. We understand how deals are done and the commercial norms and are familiar with the agreements used by the major players. That’s why clients from across the industry turn to us for advice, such as indie studios, global publishers, IP owners and technology and service providers.

Whatever your game, game service or deal, we can work with you at every stage of the process – whether it’s on the development of games for all formats and platforms including physical products in stores or the commercialisation of digital products and services for browser, mobile, digital download and streaming. We have experience of every kind of game and game service from first-person shooters to the hyper-casual and from single player games to MMORPGS.

Understanding what rights do (and don’t) need to be acquired and cleared is crucial. We have extensive experience of the use of different kinds of content in games, such as buildings, vehicles and brands. We work to secure and protect your IP rights ensuring no one profits from your IP, apart from you.

Our industry expertise coupled with our specialist legal knowledge ensures you’ll receive efficient and commercial advice, whatever the transaction. We assist companies with the use of video games tax relief in development structures, buy and sell businesses and game titles and help resolve commercial disputes. We work with clients to ensure that their operations comply with all applicable laws and regulations, such as those relating to data, consumer protection and advertising.

As the industry has grown, monetisation techniques and business practices have begun to attract the attention of politicians and regulators. We monitor developments affecting the industry, such as those in consumer protection and gambling regulations, both in the UK and internationally. We can assist you in anticipating any potential problems as well as responding to any regulatory enquiries you may receive.

If you’re looking for specialist legal and commercial assistance in the games industry, we think we’re the best people to have on your team. If you’d like to know more about how we can help, then do get in touch.