Charles Russell Speechlys advises Guildford Games Developer Community on the launch of Guildford.Games Ltd

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the Guildford.Games committee, a not-for-profit initiative, on the formation of Guildford.Games Ltd. Since 2019, the G.G committee, of which Charles Russell Speechlys are part, have hosted the G.G Festival and Awards as well as various events for both local developers and the wider gaming community.

The Guildford Games initiative has always aimed to showcase the local industry, form long lasting connections between studios and bring the concentrated, creative talent within Guildford to the attention of the worldwide gaming industry.

The sector, underpinned by an established and highly esteemed local network of industry and academia, has achieved over £1 billion of international foreign direct investment to date and continues to develop and innovate at pace. The formation of Guildford.Games Ltd will fuel further industrial growth and innovation to the industry already worth over £90 million*.

Rebecca Burford, Corporate Partner and G.G non-exec director comments:

“Guildford’s reputation and legacy within the gaming sector is unrivalled, and the industry continues to develop at pace. Having been a major advocate for the Guildford Games Hub for several years with many clients in the sector, the team at Charles Russell Speechlys were delighted to have a pivotal role in advising the wider Guildford.Games committee on the formation of Guildford.Games Ltd.”

Nick Hurley, Employment Partner who acts for Sony Entertainment, among others in the gaming section adds:

“At Charles Russell Speechlys we have longstanding relationships with many key companies in the Guildford Gaming community and have been passionate in supporting the gaming industry.  We look forward to witnessing and being a part of further growth and innovation in the sector.”

The Charles Russell Speechlys team was led by Corporate Partner Rebecca Burford and Nick Hurley, Partner in the Employment team, with support from Pei Li Kew, Corporate Associate.

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