Harbottle & Lewis provides strategic and commercial legal advice to dynamic and creative clients. The firm is particularly skilled at advising those in the business of creating and exploiting intellectual property and other valuable rights, as well as maintaining and generating active capital.
Harbottle & Lewis has advised the games industry since its inception and is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost law firms in the industry, at the forefront of innovation relating to new platforms, distribution methods and business models. The firm has a dedicated team of experienced games lawyers who are able to advise on all of the legal and commercial issues affecting the industry. The firm is also able to provide clients with specialist corporate finance, litigation, competition, insolvency, tax and employment law advice. The firm acts for clients across all areas of the games industry including publishers, developers, platform owners, distributors, licensors, trade bodies, consumer magazines, financiers and investors as well as leading industry figures.
The Interactive Entertainment Group is consistently recommended by legal directories. Chambers UK 2013 commented: “The firm is a leader in the arts, entertainment and media space, and its lawyers excel in matters concerning digital technology, e-commerce and computer and online gaming, as well as providing contracts and contentious advice for clients across the breadth of the business world”.
Each Ukie member is entitled to receive up to one hour of free legal advice from a Partner or Associate in the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Group.