BEITEN BURKHARDT scores especially in the media segment because of its "outstanding knowledge of the games industry" which enables the Team to "process enquiries quickly, pragmatically and in a cost-efficient manner".(Legal 500 Germany 2018)
BEITEN BURKHARDT's Gaming team consists of six lawyers based in the Frankfurt and Munich offices, covering the full range of consulting for the games industry.
Our services include ongoing advice, contract design, compliance (including data privacy and protection of minors), litigation and assistance with projects and transactions. Working across the firm's practice groups allows us to also help our clients with very special issues, for instance in the fields of tax or employment law. Our services also include complex litigation relating to innovation topics and games-specific issues. We defend your interests for example in the areas of digital distribution and game key distribution, file hosting, cheat bots, the irregular sales of virtual goods and with regard to the protection of minors, if necessary in court.
We advise some of the globally leading publishers of computer and video games and many major German companies in the retail games, mobile and online games sectors, including free2play, e-sports and casual games.
"In the Media segment, Beiten Burkhardt combines 'excellent industry knowledge’ with ‘advice of practical relevance’ and ‘offers solutions that consider not only legal, but also commercial aspects’. The firm is known in the media industry mainly for its strong advisory practice in the gaming sector and with team headed by higly-respected Andreas Lober advises providers of online, video, mobile and computer games on all issues of relevance for the industry.“
(Legal 500 Germany 2017)
"Ambitious team with great experience in games industry."
(JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017)
According to Azur, the team is among the "renowned advisors in the games field" and "top employers in the games field".
(Juve career magazine for young lawyers, volume 02/2014)