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Gaming

We are one of the world's leading advisors to the gaming and interactive entertainment industry. We are unique in being a large, international law firm with a dedicated video games team based in offices across the world. Our team is comprised of cross practice lawyers with deep knowledge and interest in the gaming sector. We act for all industry players including developers, publishers, platforms, PE and VC investment funds, strategic technology investors, management teams and founders.

We also have a thriving gambling practice and regularly advise games publishers and platforms on gambling law issues including around loot boxes and similar mechanisms.

With over 1100 lawyers across 29 offices in 17 countries, we are focused on delivering the highest level of client service no matter the legal need, the stage of our client's lifecycle or the markets around the world in which they operate. We are ideally placed to support our gaming clients across the full range of their legal and commercial needs.

Corporate, financing and exits

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • Lifecycle advisory – company formation, growth financing, final exit
  • Employee incentives and stock options

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
  • Cryptocurrencies
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Play: our guide to the video games industry

The 4th edition of the Taylor Wessing Play Guide is an overview of our long-held expertise in the games industry and our experience as thought leaders across the sector.

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