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Taylor Wessing

  • Taylor Wessing is a full-service global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses.

    We are one of the world's leading legal advisors to the video games and interactive entertainment industry. With over 1,200 lawyers across 28 offices in 17 countries, we act for all industry players including developers, publishers, platforms, PE and VC investment funds, strategic technology investors, management teams and founders.

    We are ideally placed to support our gaming clients across the full range of their legal and commercial needs.

    Whilst we have leading capability across all practice areas, our expertise of key relevant to the video games sector includes:

    • Corporate, financing and exits: Mergers and acquisitions (bolt on acquisitions and final exit), venture capital and growth financing, international expansion (company formation and initial business set up), joint ventures, governance arrangements and general corporate advisory;
    • Commercial, intellectual property and data: Development and distribution, IP licensing, strategic partnerships, advertising, game development projects, game financing, monetisation and payments, lootboxes and in-game currencies, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, prize contests and gambling, data protection and privacy, patents and brand protection (including trademark management), image rights and content clearance and licensing, copyright, trademark and patent litigation;
    • Regulatory: Digital Services Act, UK Online Safety, age-appropriate design code/children's code, antitrust, competition and merger control, foreign direct investment controls, payments and payment platforms, Web3/blockchain regulation and gambling regulation; and
    • Employment and incentives: employment contracts, founder services agreements, employee equity plans, option arrangements.

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