Sydney, Australia: 24 January 2020 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Game Legal has joined the association as an Associate Member, the first professional services firm to do so.
IGEA has expanded it’s service offering for members and as a result is working with Mat Jessep from Game Legal to offer a complimentary initial legal consultation as well as ongoing discounts exclusive to IGEA members. Further to that, IGEA members will also get access to a complimentary contract starter kit; including a range of pro-forma contracts and info sheets including, but not limited to, NDA, services agreement, independent contractor agreement, employment contract for F/T staff member, data collection policy, tools licence agreement, and a founder’s agreement. This starter pack will be very useful for new businesses at the start of their journey into the games industry and for more established developers looking to broaden their businesses.
Ron Curry, IGEA’s CEO says, “Our first priority which underpins everything we do as an industry association is to deliver value for our members. By working with targeted companies within the ANZ games ecosystem, we formalise our working relationships and develop partnerships to provide tangible services that are of benefit to our members. This supports our vision to responsibly and professionally contribute to the growth of the Australian and New Zealand video games industry. To this end, we are very pleased to welcome Game Legal as both a valued service partner as well as an Associate Member.”
Mat Jessep, Principal Lawyer at Game Legal added, “I’ve known the team at the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association for a number of years now and have always been impressed by their professionalism and dedication to the Australian computer and video game industry and their membership. I’m delighted that my new sports and entertainment legal business, Game Legal, is now a part of IGEA’s expanded member service delivery offering for 2020 and beyond, as well as becoming a proud Associate Member to support the professional and commercial growth and development of IGEA’s membership base.
“I look forward to assisting and advising IGEA members, who are all part of a vibrant and strong digital games development and publishing industry of over 1,275 creative and skilled full-time equivalent employees collectively contributing over $143 million to the local economy in 2018/19. Globally, the games market generates more than US$153 billion and, with the leadership, advocacy, and support of the IGEA, Australian game developers are well positioned to continue to expand and grow.”
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About Game Legal
Game Legal offers comprehensive legal advice and counsel to organisations and investors in Sports, Esports and the Pop Culture scenes – Gaming, Media, Tech, Internet, Brands & IP, Entertainment, TV, Music, Film, Art, & Fashion – as well as to Businesses and for new Start-Ups. Beyond the legal advice, and no matter what field you play in, Game Consulting helps you to get into and stay in the game with research, insights, strategy, planning, and execution of your commercial and governance programs. For more information, please visit: www.wegotgame.com.au
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