Computer and video games are a well-established and still fast-growing sector of the media and entertainment industry. Computer games have already overtaken the movie industry in terms of business volume quite a few years ago. Cross-media strategies can hardly be imagined without them. Frequently, computer games are the driving force behind innovations both in hardware and software technology. New business models and overlap with the conventional Web 2.0 may tap into new markets and an entirely new target audience.
A number of special regulations apply to the medium of computer games. Dealing with computer games not only requires specialist legal know-how but also a high level of experience in the games industry. This applies equally to the development, sales, exploitation and financing of games.
Our games industry legal team is highly specialized and very experienced. It is led by Claas Oehler who is listed as one of the leading games law experts in Germany by several law firm guides. The renowned Juve Handbuch der Wirtschaftskanzleien 2015, for instance, has ranked Claas Oehler as one of the top five lawyers for games law in Germany – for seven years and running.
Our expertise covers the entire exploitation chain. We provide legal advice to many developers, publishers, service providers and adjacent media, both nationally and internationally well-known companies. With our industry exoertise, we also advise traditional media companies and investors.
Dr. Marcus Dittmann