In this legal-focused episode of the podcast, with special expert guest Marius Adomnica (a partner at Segev LLP), we discuss the law as it applies to esports and video games and what we can learn from current cases, a recent court ruling on loot boxes, legal battles surrounding big gaming mergers & acquisitions including Activision-Blizzard, legal considerations for esports athlete contracts, G2 fighting with a supplier, and so much more!
ABOUT SEGEV LLP
Segev LLP was the first British Columbia law firm with a dedicated esports practice group. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of supporting the development of British Columbia’s esports ecosystem.
We work closely with many leading Canadian esports companies, including Canada’s first esports arena and Canada’s largest esports iGaming company. Our lawyers combine a unique and deep understanding of the esports space with broad expertise in a number of related fields that allows us to seamlessly provide our clients with industry-leading service and strategic advice.
The Segev team also work alongside many local video game studios, assisting with everything from company formation, to employment and intellectual property issues, to major corporate transactions. As gamers ourselves, we are well acquainted with the space and the challenges faced by gaming studios of all sizes, which allows us to provide our video game clients with timely and effective solutions to a broad range of legal issues.
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