International legal practice Osborne Clarke advised the shareholders of Ninja Theory on its sale to Microsoft, as announced at E3 this year.

The BAFTA award-winning studio prides itself on pushing the boundaries of technology, art and design to create exciting video game experiences. This transformative deal is designed to empower the Ninja Theory team to go even further with their ambition, with the full support of Microsoft behind them.

Partner Paul Smith, Associate Director Tom Try and Associate Alice Wright advised on the sale. Partner David Nisbet and Associate Alistair Godwin advised on tax matters and Associate Lara Flynn advised on employment matters.

The shareholders were also advised by Deloitte's corporate finance advisory team.

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as a leading European law firm in the interactive entertainment sector. The team combine extensive market knowledge and deep sector expertise to support companies across this fast-changing industry. From advising on how deals are structured, earn out structures and parameters of integration through to on-going commercial and regulatory advice, they work closely with all types of businesses from developers and start-ups to content creators, service providers and global companies.

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