Video games

“Harbottle & Lewis has ‘strong technical knowledge combined with commercial and practical advice, and they really understand issues from a client’s perspective’.”

Chambers UK

The video games industry is continuing to expand and evolve at a rapid rate. Understandably you’ll want to be sure you receive advice from experts who know the industry and are at the forefront of the latest developments and trends.

We have been advising video games clients since the introduction of the 8-bit console and are widely recognised as one of the leading law firms in the video games industry. We are known for our high-quality legal advice as well as our commercial awareness and ability to identify and interpret market trends quickly and effectively.

Our expertise throughout the media and entertainment industries is often a significant and welcomed benefit. We are able to support and advise on cross media projects, helping to bridge the gap between games, TV, film, music and other entertainment businesses.

Our clients are drawn from across the interactive entertainment industry and include multi-national publishers, small and large studios, console, PC and mobile games financiers, AR and VR businesses, online platforms, esports businesses, middleware and software providers, localisation companies, trade publishers, industry trade bodies and leading industry figures.

As part of our work in the games industry, we partnered with Ukie to prepare an overview of the sources of finance available to UK games businesses and we have drafted a suite of standard contracts that can be used by Ukie’s studio members.

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