ABOUT THE SUMMIT / what does the VGBA European Summit stand for

The VGBA European Summit: Game Business and Legal Affairs is the definitive conference for international practitioners of interactive entertainment law. Drawing the largest audience of in-house counsel from game publishers and developers, the annual event matches a senior audience and expert speakers for a full day of dynamic discussion and socialization among peers. Panels feature experienced in-house counsel and industry lawyers from most major jurisdictions and offer fresh insights into worldwide developments in video game law, including regulatory, IP and contractual issues. The summit is part of gamescom congress, a two-day conference right on site at Europe’s largest industry trade show, gamescom.

Attend the VGBA Summit

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By clicking Register Now, you agree that a link to your public LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn Profile picture (each as available) are displayed in the "Attendants" section before and during the VGBA EuroSummit, and for a reasonable time period thereafter. The VGBA EuroSummit is part of the Devcom Conference. When you click on the Register Now link, this will take you to the Devcom ticketing page.

As VGBA members and past conference attendees, we are pleased to offer you the ability to attend the EuroSummit at a discount of 20%. In addition to the actual conference sessions, the ticket includes lunch and drinks reception at the day’s conclusions – perfect opportunities to catch-up with colleagues.

Here's how to register. Click on the button "Register Now", then you will be redirected to https://www.devcom.global/ddc-2022/tickets/. Enter the promotion code: VGBA – the VGBA EuroSummit ticket will appear and you can add it to the cart and pay.
If you are interested in attending the complete Devcom event and business development activities, as a VGBA member, you can save 20% by entering this code: VGBAmember20

Schedule / who speaks at VGBA European Summit

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Conference Chairman

Konstantin Ewald

Konstantin Ewald

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Light Lunch for registered VGBA guests & Networking

Opening Remarks/Welcome

Konstantin Ewald / Conference Chair - Partner, Osborne Clarke   
Sean Kane / President, VGBA   

Keynote: Completing the digital single market – upcoming legislation on platform regulation, privacy and AI

Axel Voss / Member of the European Parliament   

Public Policy Panel

Moderated by:

Prof. Dr. Christian-Henner Hentsch / Head of Legal & Regulation, game e.V.   

Panelists include:

Ann Becker / Head of Policy and Public Affairs, ISFE   
Jari-Pekka Kaleva / Managing Director, European Games Developer Federation   
Axel Voss / Member of the European Parliament   

Keynote: Antitrust is turning its eye to gaming

Stijn Huijts / Partner, Geradin Partners   

Coffee Break & Networking

Keynote: Dark Patterns – Dark Law?

Leonie Schneider / Associate, Osborne Clarke   
Dr. Flemming Moos / Partner, Osborne Clarke   

The new German Games Fund and the consequences for development Agreements

Kai Bodensiek / Partner, Brehm & v. Moers   

What I learnt when I set up a games company

Vincent Scheurer / CEO, Payload Studios & GC, Rebellion   

Keynote: Esports, Twitch, and the state of Influencers in Video Games

Ryan Morrison / Founding Partner, Morrison Rothman   

Keynote: The Metaverse and the Law

Nick Kempton / Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke   

Drinks Reception & Networking

Speakers / who is on the stage at VGBA European Summit

Konstantin Ewald

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Dr. Flemming Moos

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Nick Kempton

Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke

Vincent Scheurer

CEO, Payload Studios & GC, Rebellion

Stijn Huijts

Partner, Geradin Partners

Jari-Pekka Kaleva

Managing Director, European Games Developer Federation

Sean F. Kane

President, VGBA

Prof. Dr. Christian-Henner Hentsch

Head of Legal & Regulation, game

Kai Bodensiek

Partner, Brehm & v. Moers

Leonie Schneider

Associate, Osborne Clarke

Ryan Morrison

Founding Partner, Morrison & Rothman

Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament

Ann Becker

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, ISFE

Attendees / who participates in VGBA European Summit

Katrin Klein

Associate, Osborne Clarke

Sarah Guerrero

Privacy Counsel, Playco

Ewelina Jarosz-Zgoda

General Counsel, CD PROJEKT RED

Volkan Onkibar

Co-Founder, CVG Hukuk Bürosu

Dara MacGreevy

Senior Legal Counsel, ISFE

Dr. Tino Marz

Counsel, Baker McKenzie

Richard Ball

Head of Legal, Sandsoft Games

Albert Marshall

Founder, Marshall Media Business Affairs

Agnieszka Kania

Legal Counsel, CD PROJEKT RED

Kuba Jankowski

Legal Counsel, CD PROJEKT RED

Thalya Merican

Counsel, Epic Games

Kostya Lobov

Partner, Harbottle & Lewis

Alexandra Ashbrook

Associate, Pillar Legal

Daniel Fierst

Partner, Fierst Bloomberg Ohm

Mark Phillips

Partner, Harbottle & Lewis

Adrian Schneider

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Adrián Martínez

Associate, Arochi & Lindner

Dariusz Zboch

Partner, Solivan

Sebastian Schwiddessen LL.M.

Counsel, Baker McKenzie

Burak Ozdagistanli

Partner, OZDAGISTANLI EKICI ATTORNEYS

About the VGBA

The Video Game Bar Association is the premier international association whose members represent the industry’s leading practitioners in the interactive entertainment industry and other related fields.

Interested in Becoming a Member of the VGBA? At this time, all members of the VGBA must be an attorney in good standing and either actively practicing in the video game and interactive entertainment industry or currently employed by a law school as a professor in specialized topics of the field. All prospective members must first submit an application to be peer certified as an active practitioner in the industry.