Sheridans joins Tiga

Immediate release

February 3rd 2009

Sheridans, the media and entertainment law firm, has joined Tiga.

Sheridans is one of the most respected specialist law firms in the UK with over 50 years experience in providing expert advice to the leisure media and entertainment industry. In computer games, Sheridans has experience working right across the industry with developers, publishers, brand and character licensors, licensees and content creators.

Sheridans has experience of: publishing and distribution agreements; protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights; sales, acquisitions, mergers and reorganisations; specialist employment advice; third party contracting and outsourcing arrangements; licensing arrangements; and online commercial activities and terms.

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:

“I am very pleased that Sheridans has joined Tiga. Sheridans will bring a wealth of specialist experience to Tiga members, enabling them to run their businesses ever more effectively, efficiently and profitably.”

Alex Chapman, partner at Sheridans, said:

“I am delighted that Sheridans has become part of the Tiga‘family’. Tiga has changed enormously over the last year. It has a clear purpose and direction: campaigning at a political level, raising the media profile of the industry, and working to provide tangible benefits for its’ members. Sheridans is proud to become a member of Tiga and we look forward to working with the rest of the membership over the years ahead.

“I would also urge all game developers to join Tiga. Tiga provide a strong voice for the games industry and valuable benefits for its members. Now is the time to work together for the sake of the whole industry.”

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Notes to editors

1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and university departments amongst our membership.

2. Tiga's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that Tiga members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

3. For further information about Tiga, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, Tiga CEO: telephone: 0845 0941095; mobile: 07875 939643; or: email: richard.wilson@tiga.org. Or contact Steff Rickwood, Tiga’s Project Manager. Telephone: 0845 0941095; email: steff.rickwood@tiga.org

4. For more information about Sheridans, please contact: Alex Chapman: telephone: +44(0)20 7079 0100; Fax: +44(0)20 7079 0200; email: achapman@sheridans.co.uk; website: www.sheridans.co.uk. Address: Whittington House Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EA


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