About

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Sarassin is an award-winning legal and business affairs consultancy for video games companies.

Its services are available on a retainer or project basis.

Sarassin was founded by Vincent Scheurer in 2004. Vincent has over eighteen years’ experience of negotiating and managing commercial transactions in the games industry.

Contract Negotiation

Sarassin specialises in advising on and negotiating the full range of commercial agreements encountered by publishers, licensors and creator of mobile, PC, console and online content and related technology, including:

  • development and publishing agreements;
  • distribution agreements;
  • outsourcing agreements;
  • technology acquisition agreements;
  • content and brand licensing agreements;
  • new project finance structures including completion agreements;
  • conversion agreements;
  • option agreements; and
  • contractor agreements.

Consulting

Sarassin LLP also provides consulting services to interactive entertainment businesses. These services include advice on:

  • contract due diligence;
  • developing, protecting and exploiting intellectual property in entertainment content; and
  • identifying and treating operational risk in content creation and distribution.

Training

Sarassin LLP provides training services for video game development professionals and for professionals outside the video games industry who wish to work in video games. The most popular include courses for programmers, artists and designers on how to identify and avoid potential accidental infringement of third party intellectual property rights. Vincent also invests directly in video games companies and lectures regularly on investment in video games.

Expert Witness services

Vincent Scheurer has appeared as an expert witness in legal proceedings in the UK, where he gave evidence as to the practices of the video games industry, along with other related matters.

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