Legal firm Sheridans has hired Alex Chapman to head up its entertainment software team.
Chapman previously worked with Briffa, and is regarded in the UKs games development sector as an IP law expert. He has worked with the likes of Creative Assembly, Sports Interactive, Sumo Digital, Mercury Steam, Blitz Games, Exient and Introversion and also acted for publishers, franchise owners and brand and character licensors.
"Alex is clearly a unique talent and we are delighted to have him join us," commented Howard Jones, managing partner at Sheridans.
"He has built an impressive personal brand in the computer games industry and this fits well with Sheridans’ positioning within the leisure, media and entertainment fields."
Chapman added: "I am looking forward to working with the team at Sheridans. At a time when the computer games industry has become a major force in media and entertainment, the opportunities at Sheridans are obvious and I am excited about what we can achieve together."