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GILS Community Podcast

GILS Community Podcast

By Games Industry Law Summit
Running annually since 2015, Games Industry Law Summit is the event that brings together 300 in-house counsels and law firm lawyers from the international games industry. In this podcast, we chat with attendees about their experience and expertise, and explore a variety of topics related to practicing law in the context of the international games industry.
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Kostya Lobov (Harbottle & Lewis) & Jessica Bourne (Ninja Theory)
This week we chat with KOSTYA LOBOV (Senior Associate at Harbottle & Lewis in London, 🇬🇧 UK) and JESSICA BOURNE (Legal Counsel at Ninja Theory in Cambridge, 🇬🇧 UK). • in-house counsel as “the GP of the studio” • why would you want to work at a law firm? • why would you want to work in-house? • how exactly does it help if you, as a lawyer, enjoy playing video games • the benefits of working at an independent law firm • the benefits of working within a “family” of studios supported by a global legal team • international litigation as a jigsaw puzzle • are UK lawyers being too conservative about suing people when given a chance? You can find past episodes, and follow future episodes, by subscribing to the Summit's newsletter: HERE. This podcast is available on 7 platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, et cetera. ––– Games Industry Law Summit 2020 is presented by Beiten Burkhardt & MSK. The event is sponsored by Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Fenwick & West, Insight Studio Legale, Miller Thomson, Osborne Clarke, Perkins Coie, Purewal & Partners, Taylor Wessing & Wiggin. We're also thankful for the additional support provided by Chrysostomides, DLA Piper, DZP, Harbottle & Lewis, IHDE & Partner, Karamanolis, Ozdagistanli Ekici, Pillar Legal, Semenov & Pevzner & Wargaming.
58:54
May 21, 2020
Tobias Schelinski (TaylorWessing) & Jan-Peter Ewert (Valve)
In this episode, two veterans of the games industry join us for a chat: TOBIAS SCHELINSKI (Partner at Taylor Wessing in Hamburg, 🇩🇪 Germany) and JAN-PETER EWERT (Business Development / Legal at Valve in Hamburg, 🇩🇪 Germany). Here's what we spoke about – • how do global games companies go about hiring local law firms for specific matters? • why would a law firm fire a client? • what makes a good in-house counsel? • is there a way to gauge the performance of an in-house counsel? • similarities between dealing with pandemic risks and dealing with legal risks • should lawyers address ‘average expected’ risks, or ‘extreme among expected'? • a few practical words of advice to people working in the games industry • having “skin in the game” for in-house lawyers, and being able to convince colleagues • why does it matter, when your lawyer actually understands and enjoys video games? You can follow future episodes by subscribing to the Summit's newsletter: HERE. ––– Games Industry Law Summit 2020 is presented by Beiten Burkhardt & MSK. The event is sponsored by Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Fenwick & West, Insight Studio Legale, Miller Thomson, Osborne Clarke, Perkins Coie, Purewal & Partners, Taylor Wessing & Wiggin. We're also very thankful for the additional support provided by Chrysostomides, DLA Piper, DZP, Go Vilnius, Harbottle & Lewis, IHDE & Partner, Invest Lithuania, Karamanolis, Ozdagistanli Ekici, Pillar Legal, Semenov & Pevzner, and Wargaming.
51:13
May 8, 2020
Brian Taehyun Chung (Kim & Chang) & Felix Hilgert (Osborne Clarke)
For the second episode, two very experience games industry lawyers join us: BRIAN TAEHYUN CHUNG (Partner at Kim & Chang in Seoul, 🇰🇷 Korea) and FELIX HILGERT (Partner at Osborne Clarke in Cologne, 🇩🇪 Germany). Here's what we spoke about – * dealing with COVID-19 in different jurisdictions: privacy issues, force majeure clauses * the structure of law firms in Korea, and whether people really stay at the same firm for life * what are the typical issues that international games clients want to solve in Germany? * different clients, different approaches to billing and scope of assignments * conflict of interest at law firms: can the same firm work for both Google and Apple? * should we move Summit 2020 to Korea, where everyone gets tested upon disembarking? If you have any questions or suggestions, do feel free to drop us a line at the Summit's Discord server (open to attendees and their close contacts). You can also follow future episodes by subscribing to the Summit's newsletter: HERE. --- Games Industry Law Summit 2020 is presented by Beiten Burkhardt & MSK. The event is sponsored by Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Fenwick & West, Insight Studio Legale, Miller Thomson, Osborne Clarke, Perkins Coie, Purewal & Partners, Taylor Wessing & Wiggin. We're also very thankful for the additional support provided by Chrysostomides, DLA Piper, DZP, Go Vilnius, Harbottle & Lewis, IHDE & Partner, Invest Lithuania, Karamanolis, Ozdagistanli Ekici, Pillar Legal, Semenov & Pevzner and Wargaming.
01:02:32
March 26, 2020
Roman Zanin (Wargaming) & Ryan Black (DLA Piper)
In the first issue of this community podcast, we have two guests: ROMAN ZANIN (General Counsel at Wargaming in Nicosia, 🇨🇾 Cyprus) and RYAN BLACK (Partner at DLA Piper in Vancouver, 🇨🇦 Canada). Here's what we spoke about – * does a particular law school that you graduated from, matter for building a career in the games industry? * how do you know that the legal team at your global games company is "big enough" or "small enough"? * what it's like to work at a global law firm VS working at a national law firm? * how do games companies choose law firms for particular projects, and does "community reputation" count? * what is responsible, to a large degree, for good or bad experience in working with a particular law firm/games company? * do in-house counsels and law firm lawyers have to "love" video games, or that does not affect the work product? * will the international games industry grow stronger through the COVID-19 pandemics experience, and what are the challenges? If you have any questions or suggestions, do feel free to drop us a line at the Summit's Discord server (open to attendees and their close contacts). You can also follow future episodes by subscribing to the Summit's newsletter: HERE. --- Games Industry Law Summit 2020 is presented by: Beiten Burkhardt & MSK. The event is sponsored by: Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Fenwick & West, Insight Studio Legale, Miller Thomson, Osborne Clarke, Perkins Coie, Purewal & Partners, Taylor Wessing & Wiggin.  We're also very thankful for the additional support provided by: Chrysostomides, DLA Piper, DZP, Go Vilnius, Harbottle & Lewis, IHDE & Partner, Invest Lithuania, Karamanolis, Ozdagistanli Ekici, Pillar Legal, Semenov & Pevzner and Wargaming. ––– // The music in the background comes from Gremlins, Inc. – Original Soundtrack and is used with the kind permission of the game's dev team //
50:38
March 20, 2020