German Attorneys for the Entertainment and Gaming Industries

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

German Attorneys
for the
Entertainment & Gaming Industries

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

The entertainment industry thrives on the diversity of its content. Due to the power of the internet, this industry is currently experiencing rapid growth and change. However, with the inherent variability of the industry, and the ever-changing technological environment in which it exists, a considerable number of legal problems can and do arise. Those involved in entertainment (whether it is film, television, radio, music, publishing, commercial theatre, multimedia, interactive media and the visual arts) cannot simply opt-out of these changes, and they must be prepared instead to face them.

The expert lawyers at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte serve as lead counsel in television, digital media and film financings, as well as in mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions. Our clients have included major motion picture and independent studios, production companies, private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds. Those clients have benefited from our knowledge of the entertainment and media industry combined with our legal experience to receive comprehensive solutions to their issues.

Comprehensive Gaming Industry-Specific Legal Advice

Behind every successful game produced, there is an enormous amount of time and resources spent on its development, testing and financial planning. These legal aspects are, of course, not part of the gaming experience for the consumer but it is essential for the creator to be in control of them to ensure that their product is a success. With this in mind, obtaining professional legal counsel can be the real difference between success and failure.

The law plays a huge role in the gaming industry from the very inception of a game development studio. Some of the issues involved in gaming law include the drafting of confidentiality agreements, the creation of developer contracts and availing of legal support in marketing campaigns. Laws specific to gaming often involve the regulatory intervention of the state through age restrictions and legal regulations on specific content. Our lawyers provide the industry-specific legal counsel required to support your game development studio in Germany.

Casinos, Gambling Industry and Online Betting in Germany: Legal Advice

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our gaming and entertainment lawyers provide full-service support to those companies in the gambling industry. Gambling has transformed in recent years as developments in technology have completely revolutionised the industry. These innovations have led to the opening of new markets, access to many new customers and increased opportunities for those in the industry. However, the speed of development can often lead to questions and concerns with national and international regulations. To fully benefit from the new circumstances, ongoing legal support from experts is necessary. Preventing costly legal battles is vital to continued growth.

Our team is here to support you negotiate gambling laws in Germany. Reliable legal advice is required as the law in this area has changed We advise businesses of all sizes, in the gambling industry, on matters ranging from licence requirements, advertising and consumer law, commercial contracts, employment law, data protection, litigation and much more.

Corporate Law Concerns: Entertainment & Gaming Industries

When establishing a new gaming or entertainment-based company in Germany, it is crucial to have the right legal advice. Our lawyers advise Start-Up companies on establishing themselves in Germany, paying particular attention to the form the company should take. In-depth advice from experts in the field of corporate law ensures that you are fully informed as to the best type of company applies in your situation. Overall, our aim is to ensure the establishment of your company occurs smoothly.

However, our support does not end following the establishment of the corporate body as our lawyers continue to provide on-going support to our clients. We advise CEOs, managing directors and other managers across Germany as to their rights. When our corporate clients find themselves needing legal support in (or out of) court, our lawyers are widely experienced and provide excellent support.

Our team consists of experienced negotiators who are ready to resolve any issues which may arise, allowing you to focus on the running of your company and the production of high-quality games or entertainment content and products.

Drafting and Reviewing Contracts & Commercial Activities

In both the entertainment and gaming industries, the durability of contracts is vital. Having a contract law expert in your corner to examine distribution agreements, contracts with suppliers, employment contracts and broadcast agreements is a step all of those in these industries need to take. Working alongside our law firm ensures that your company/studio receives ongoing support and ensures that you have an expert contract lawyer to negotiate new contracts and to review any that may need to be signed.

In commercial law, our team advises those in the entertainment and gaming industries on the options available to them in the distribution and sale of their product. Allow our lawyers to examine the distribution agreements your company has in place and explore what options are available to you.