Gaming

 

The gaming industry is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing entertainment sectors. Our multi-office and cross-practice legal team has deep knowledge of the booming global business of online, interactive entertainment, which is forecast to reach nearly $294 billion by 2024. The combined capabilities of our experience across many diverse areas of law offer clients an integrated and collaborative approach to addressing legal issues in the growing gaming industry.

At a time when a single video game release generates revenues in excess of some of the largest Hollywood blockbuster films, and live esports events now pack arenas in the same way that traditional sports franchises do, our team offers creative and forward-thinking legal strategies designed to support our clients engaged in this exciting industry.

We have extensive multidisciplinary experience in acting for clients in the gaming industry and can assist clients with routine, complex, and unique gaming and esports legal matters. These include:

  • Antitrust
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Cyber
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Digital Media and Social Networking
  • Defamation
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Immigration and Compliance
  • Investment and Financing Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Media - transactional and regulatory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Property
  • Public Liability
  • Regulatory and Compliance Affairs
  • Sports Law
  • Tax
  • Technology Transfer and Licensing

Experience


Venture capital investment and M&A activity, data, privacy and cyber issues and ACCC regulatory enforcement: the issues facing the gaming industry are dynamic and evolving. In this video, Partner James Deady discusses the latest legal trends in gaming.

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Key contacts

James Deady

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Head of Technology and digital economy

James is an commercial lawyer specialising in technology procurement, privacy, data security and intellectual property matters.

Ben Hamilton

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Head of Technology and digital economy

Ben specialises in technology law, intellectual property and commercial contracts, trade marks and commercialisation.

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Jasmine is a corporate & commercial lawyer whose practise focuses on capital raising, emerging growth companies, and legal technology.

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