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Weightmans Adds To Its Video Games Team

To handle IP and commercial contracts for games industry law firm Weightmans.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Weightmans solicitors have recently bolstered its Video Games team with the appointment of solicitor Sean Crotty (IP and Commercial Contracts). Sean was head of the IP and Technology Unit at his previous firm, advising on a wide range of Media Entertainment and Commercial activities. He will now be working alongside John Schorah (Head of Corporate), acting for both publishers and developers in the computer and video games industry.

"Weightmans is a Firm with an established track record in dealing with mergers and acquisitions on behalf of development studios. I am pleased to be part of the team, and welcome the opportunity to work alongside John Schorah who has over 15 years experience within the industry".

Weightmans recently acted for Swordfish studios on their recent acquisition by VU Games, and also advised Venom Games in respect of their purchase by Take Two.

History of Weightmans

Weightmans has offices in Liverpool, London, Manchester, Leicester and Birmingham. With 80 partners and 600 staff the Firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients and has resources to deal with the most demanding legal needs.

Weightmans also has built informal associations with law firms in most foreign jurisdictions to complement the legal services it provides to UK clients.

John Schorah (Head of Corporate) has worked in the Video Games industry advising on legal matters for over 15 years. John was also appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Rage Plc in 2000, latterly taking up position as Managing Director.

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