Do you know the law when it comes negotiating a publishing deal and protecting your IP? Are you familiar with the new EU regulations regarding GDPR, geolocation and competition?
Whatever your answer, if you’re concerned about the law’s impact on the games you develop, make sure to attend the “Games and the Law” program on Wednesday, 22 May at NG19, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden.
“This year’s edition of the Game and the Law program is focused more on hands-on knowledge and less on regulatory issues,” says Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann, curator and moderator of the program. “But nevertheless, specifically European issues like GDPR and platform regulation will be discussed.”
The “Games and the Law” program at NG19 features important and currently relevant legal topics regarding the games industry and presented by a string of experienced attorneys and experts in the field. Get an overview of the “Games and the Law” program below – and register for Nordic Game 2019 today.
Games and the Law Program
Wednesday, 22 May at NG19, 14:00 – 17:00
Moderated by Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann, Professor & Attorney, BBW Hochschule Berlin
14:00-14:45 The Subtle Art of Doing a Publishing Deal
A developer, an agent, a lawyer and a publisher share their experiences to make the process of talking to publishers clearer for developers. Get a better understanding of the dynamics between studios and publishers, how a deal comes together and what happens when agreement drafts go back and forth.
Presented by Maarten de Koning, Partner/EVP BD, DDM, Ragnar Tørnquist, CEO, Red Thread Games, Jon Cato Lorentzen, CEO, Krillbite Studio and Olivier Oosterbaan, Lawyer, Leopold Meijnen Oosterbaan. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann.
15:00-15:30 Objection – Good Reasons to Use a Video Game Lawyer
We will answer the questions: Why do you need a lawyer? When do you need an external lawyer and when can you manage without it? How do you mix investment with publisher? We will also talk about how to succeed in negotiations and tell horror stories from a lawyer’s perspective.
Presented by Tommy Persson, Founder, Lawyer.se and Annette Stavenow Eriksson, CEO/President, Lawyer.se. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann.
15:30-15:45 Avoid Game Over with a Business Advisor
Why should a start-up or a mature company use external advisors? This talk will help to navigate compliance, legal obstacles and opportunities – especially within the tax field.
Presented by Henrik Hedberg, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton Sweden.
16:15-17:00 What Now? GDPR and Beyond
An insight into how EU law affects the games industry. GDPR, geo-blocking and EU competition rules, state aid measures for the games industry and modernisation of the EU copyright rules.
Presented by Leena Kuusniemi, Special Adviser, Fipra International, Jari-Pekka Kaleva, COO, EGDF, Pieter Paepe, Practising Partner, Astrea and Markus Myhrberg, Partner, Lexia. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann.
The Games and the Law Program at NG19 is sponsored by Grant Thornton Sweden.
About Nordic Game
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2019 will be its sixteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.