Our Computer Games team is well known for offering clear, commercial, solutions-driven advice and is recognised for its expertise in the industry and leading legal directories.
Our clients cover the full breadth of the games industry and range from large publishers of console based games and multiplayer online role-playing games to small independent developers.
Advise, draft and negotiate
We advise on and negotiate the full spectrum of games related agreements, including licensing deals, development and publishing agreements, confidentiality agreements, end user licence agreements, merchandising and all forms of rights exploitation agreements.
Data and privacy breach avoidance
We help clients understand their obligations under domestic and international data protection laws when handling personal data, draft privacy policies and implement data security policies. We also help clients legally collect and use personal data for marketing purposes.
We are also experts in defending and managing the legal process for data breaches and ICO investigations and have a particular niche in advising on children and privacy.
The consumer regulatory maze
We ensure that clients comply with laws and regulations when selling goods or providing services to consumers particularly in relation to distance selling, age rating guidelines and rules relating to in-game app purchases and advertising. We also advise on ASA complaints and CMA (formerly OFT) investigations into consumer rights enforcements.
Intellectual property protection and exploitation
Clients use us to enforce their intellectual property rights, as well as seeking our advice in relation to protecting these rights. We also have a dedicated trade marks team to register and manage trade marks for clients.
The investment process, the corporate world and tax
We can help to prepare companies for investment and our team advises on a broad range of corporate matters and deals, including venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, stock market listings, shareholder agreements and company secretarial and company incorporations. We are also experts in tax schemes and structuring.
Our dispute resolution experts assist with all stages of the litigation process, as well as helping to enforce debt claims. However, we also specialise in ensuring disputes never reach the courts. We have extensive alternative dispute resolution expertise and help with arbitrations and mediations.
We advise on and draft employee agreements, independent contractor agreements and help clients resolve employee disputes and immigration issues.