Esports has emerged as a mainstream entertainment industry.
As the various esports ecosystems continue to develop, we help endemic and non-endemic clients to grow and protect their business and navigate the legal challenges. We work with a number of exciting stakeholders in the esports sector, from teams, game publishers and technology providers to businesses investing in the sector. We recognise the expanding potential of esports, and our specialist team brings together experts from across sports and technology to provide a rounded legal service that is dedicated to helping you take advantage of opportunities and succeed.
Our Gaming and Sports legal teams work together to ensure that we provide esports legal advice that accounts for both factions.
We advise on and negotiate the full spectrum of games related agreements including licensing deals, development and publishing agreements, end user licence agreements, merchandising and all forms of rights exploitation agreements. Our Gaming practice have also advised on numerous investments in and business sales of gaming companies.
Esports legal advice
We combine this with an industry leading sports team with experience advising governing bodies, elite athletes, event owners, brands and agencies on the full range of issues in the sector, including investments, sponsorship, rules and regulations, media rights, IP and financing.
If you are an esports team, or a stakeholder looking to expand into the esports market, please get in touch to see how we might be able to help.
Meet the esports law team
Social Tokens: What are the regulatory challenges in the UK?
Social tokens are one of the latest innovations in the crypto space and have grown significantly in recent years.
Nick White writes for Intellectual Property Magazine on the ever-expanding role of licensed content within the video gaming industry
"Game changing" for the beautiful game
Charles Russell Speechlys acts for Veloce Esports on its collaboration with Lando Norris in establishing the Quadrant Esports Team.
Veloce Esports has become one of the leading esports organisations in the UK.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fit Cloud Technology Ltd on Maven investment
Membr’s innovative fitness platform connects the fitness industry with its members.
Could your esports business benefit from the Government’s new Future Fund?
Esports is an increasingly competitive industry not just in the UK but on a global scale - could it benefit from the new Future Fund?
Nick White quoted in The Times on the need for regulation in esports
The Score: How are traditional sports and esports converging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
The team discuss ways in which traditional sports and esports are converging during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sport investing in esports: Time to call a hedge a hedge?
Ride on... in accordance with the rules
Esports player contracts - knowing your worth and 'equalising' the contractual playing field