The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional games industry event, attracting more than 26,000 delegates over five days.

Headed by Intellectual Property & Creative Industries partner Laura Harper and Corporate Tax partner Kate Featherstone, the Shoosmiths specialist interactive entertainment and games lawyers joined business professionals from across the industry to network, exchange knowledge and facilitate development deals.

The Shoosmiths Creative Industries and Digital experts were joined at GDC by clients. Whilst there, the team met with industry players including investment banking firm GP Bullhound and Sony, as well as intermediary law firms and UK Government agencies.

During the conference, Shoosmiths offered advice on IP licensing and negotiating development deals. The team also provided tax advice on how studios could benefit from the UK’s favourable video games tax regime.