In recent years, interactive entertainment has overtaken music and film to become one of the largest industries in the entertainment media sector. Interactive Entertainment is a fast-moving sector, and we've been involved from the outset. As one of the first law firms to focus on computer games, we're now widely recognised as the leading European law firm for interactive entertainment. Our in-depth knowledge of the industry means we're well placed to advise businesses of all types and sizes, from start-ups to global organisations and from content creators to service providers. Our interactive entertainment lawyers have a deserved reputation as the best in the game. They’re savvy and in touch with the sector.
Clients come to us for our knowledge of how legal issues work within and impact on this fast-changing sector: how deals are structured; typical commercial terms; what works and what doesn't. Our lawyers understand the commercial pressures and also have deep connections right across the legal and business communities, enabling them to get things done and to resolve problems efficiently. Our understanding of the industry makes us the perfect legal partner for any business in the interactive entertainment sector.
In October 2021 we published our metaverse report, a joint Osborne Clarke and Newzoo report on the games industry's early embrace of the metaverse and the legal issues this raises for users, its make-up and its regulation. What is the metaverse? We provide an overview on the subject here.
Advised Playrix in respect of an international trade mark dispute, as well as, a range of digital advertising issues.
Carried out an audit of the contractual arrangements underlying the development and funding of the product "Rail Simulator" and advised on a subsequent fundraising exercise.
Advised on a multi-country review of consumer law and gaming related issues in connection with the Oculus Rift platform.
Advised Miniclip on its strategic investment in independent games developer Green Horse Games.
Advised this leading Turkish mobile games company on the establishment of its UK operations and IP matters.
Highland Capital Partners
Advised on its investments in Wooga, Europe’s largest developer of online social games and Social Point, a leading Spanish mobile game developer.
Advised in connection with the provision of acquisition and revolving facilities for the MBO of Adapt Group Limited.
Advised on a variety of employment and corporate matters.
Konami and Square Enix
Advised on game ratings, consumer and privacy issues.
Advised this leading UK games studio on a range of publishing and distribution agreements.
Advised the developer and publisher of the leading football manager game "Top Eleven" in connection with employment and immigration matters.
Advised this leading UK games studio in connection with contractual, regulatory and IP issues relating to the development and publishing of its "Carmageddon" games, including a crowdfunding campaign and a video game tax credit arrangement.
Advised this leading games fund on its investments in several game development projects.
Advised on various contractual and consumer law issues relating to the leading online game "World of Tanks" and various issues relating to a restructuring exercise.