Our members

Our members make us what we are. 

We represent over 450 games businesses, from large format holders such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and all the biggest global games publishers to promising small start-ups, rising stars and established bigger studios creating some of the best games in the world.

If you’re a businesses that makes or sells games in the UK or provides services or support to the UK games industry you can be part of the network. 

Why join Ukie?

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird is a leading international law firm headquartered in London.  With such a rich heritage in technology, IP and media, as well as broad international reach through our 29 offices and wider international network, the firm is ideally placed to advise on the full range of issues affecting the video games sector.
 

CentreSoft

CentreSoft is the UK’s leading multi-format specialist distributor of video games. 

Since 1983, we’ve bridged the gap between UK retailers and global publishers by offering the broadest publisher product mix and a consolidated retail supply solution. 

With over 30 years industry experience and 250 dedicated employees, our bespoke and flexible solutions support publisher and retailer brands using the latest technology, processes and systems. 

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Eaton Smith LLP

Eaton Smith has had a long association with the video games industry and has for many years been providing assistance to one of the world’s largest video games publishers/developers.

As part of our wider commercial services which we offer to clients, we are able to provide advice and assistance in this sector, whether you are a developer or publisher, licensor or prospective licensee.

We are able to prepare or advise on issues concerning, amongst other things:

Exertis Gem

Since 1984, Exertis Gem has earned a proud reputation as one of the UK’s leading software and hardware distributors.

We are a one-stop sales, marketing and distribution service provider, offering bespoke solutions for the retail market place.

At Exertis Gem we supply to more than 4,500 retailers and resellers every week.

Foot Anstey

We are among the UK's top 100 law firms, with over 45 partners and approaching 500 staff. Headed by Managing Partner John Westwell, Foot Anstey has achieved consistent growth and strong financial performance and is on track to achieve our ambitious financial targets. We have grown organically through our bold, agile strategy that has attracted the attention of the industry; we have been named in numerous awards that include the British Legal Awards, MPF Awards for Management Excellence and South West Business Insider.

GAME Retail

GAME Retail Ltd is the UK’s videogames retail specialist with a network of over 320 stores, ever-developing e-commerce and m-commerce sites, an award-winning app, and a commitment to building the UK’s most valuable community of gamers.

GAME’s strategy looks to five key areas: having the best community rewards; excelling in all digital arenas; being a true omni-channel retailer; giving gamers the widest possible range of ways to pay; and ultimately delivering for the gamers of the UK. We do that through putting community at the heart of everything we do.

Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a leading global, data-driven video games E-commerce platform.  Green Man Gaming specialises in delivering games and services to a core gaming audience – those who love and live their games.  The ever-growing catalogue spans over 4,000 games provided in partnership with over 180 of the greatest publishing partners in the video games industry – Green Man Gaming  are an official, approved retailer of these Publishers and work closely with them.  Green Man Gaming believes in delivering games, whatever the platform, selling games across it&rsq

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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.

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Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label.

Laytons LLP

With two experts on board and with a combined experience of nearly forty years in the games industry, we understand the commercial aspects of this sector’s deals, how the law applies to them and are therefore able to provide tailored advice across multiple projects, as well as (when required) a strategic view on key commercial decisions. We are able to support and advise games companies across the full range of legal services to ensure that we remain a one-stop-shop for all of our client’s needs. 
 
We are a full service firm for legal services, as set out below:
 

Mishcon de Reya

Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as the leading European law firm for the interactive entertainment industry.  We advise companies from every area of this sector ranging from global publishers to indie developers and have extensive experience of all of the legal and commercial issues that they face, including:

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Oury Clark

Oury Clark specialise in helping businesses set up in the UK. We are a truly unique and boutique firm delivering services to the highest standards whilst keeping commerciality and efficiency at the core of our philosophy.

Solicitors
Oury Clark Solicitors was founded in 1997. Based primarily in central London, thanks to its close links with Oury Clark’s other associated businesses, it is ideally placed to provide clients with a uniquely integrated service.

Polystream

Polystream changes the way 3D interactive applications are delivered forever. From gaming to brand experiences, as our desire to consume on-demand increases our Platform empowers real-time 3D content to be available at unprecedented scale. By revolutionising how the cloud dynamically streams to devices, we conquer the challenges of scale: concurrency, reach and opportunity.

Purewal & Partners

We advise people who make digital things, from video games to YouTube videos and from mobile apps to enterprise software.  The firm was founded in London by Jas Purewal, a lawyer and business advisor to  digital entertainment and technology companies with a decade of experience and contacts from working in the City of London, Europe and Silicon Valley.

Purewal & Partners was established with the following principles:

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