Esports & Video Gaming

Segev LLP was one of the first Canadian law firms with a dedicated esports practice group. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of supporting the development of British Columbia’s esports ecosystem. We work closely with many leading Canadian esports companies, including Canada’s first esports arena and Canada’s largest esports iGaming company. Our lawyers combine a unique and deep understanding of the esports space with broad expertise in a number of related fields that allows us to seamlessly provide our clients with industry-leading service and strategic advice.

Related Services

How We Can Help You

Incorporations, corporate maintenance and minute book cleanups

Non-Disclosure and IP assignment agreements

End-user license agreements, terms of service and privacy policies

Advice on legal compliance Issues (including relating to privacy law, gambling laws, CASL and COPPA)

Employment advice and drafting of employment and consulting agreements and employee stock option plans

Advice on and drafting of financing documents including subscription agreements, SAFEs and convertible notes

Shareholders’ agreements

Player services and sponsorship agreements

Software development agreements

Cloud services agreements

License agreements

Publishing agreements

Revenue sharing and financing agreements

Social media influencer agreements

Securities law services, including listings on the TSX and CSE

Litigation and dispute resolution

Negotiation and drafting of office leases

Trademark registration services

Agreements relating to the sale or acquisition of a business, including share purchase and asset purchase agreements

What We Do

We assisting with everything from company formation, to employment and intellectual property issues, to major corporate transactions. We are well acquainted with the space and the challenges faced by gaming studios of all sizes,  which allows us to provide our video game clients with timely and effective solutions to a broad range of legal issues.
Segev LLP is also a leader in gaming and betting law, recognized by Chambers & Partners as having one of the top practices in Canada. Our U.S. and Canadian gaming and betting lawyers have experience advising on sweepstakes, contests, daily fantasy sports, real money and social games, games of skill, sports betting, casino and poker.
Our gaming and betting experience brings additional knowledge and experience to our video game work. We are well acquainted with challenges faced by gaming studios and publishers of all sizes. This allows us to provide our video game clients with informed and effective solutions to a broad range of legal issues. As gamers ourselves we bring a sincere enthusiasm and passion to our gaming legal work.

“Ron Segev is distinguished in the Canadian gaming and licensing space for his deep-seated experience in the online gaming sector. With complementary securities and technology expertise, his “technical understanding in gaming is as strong as anyone in the industry,” clients enthuse.”

Chambers and Partners

“Segev LLP has been a go-to source for information on finance, technology and digital programs and services, and it’s been terrific to share the stage with them in Canada, the US, and in London to promote why Canada is a great place to do business. I look forward to working together on all the great opportunities that gaming in Canada is about to realize.”

Paul Burns, CGA President & CEO

Key Contacts Esports & Video Gaming Law  

Key Contacts Esports & Video Gaming Law  

Key Contacts Esports & Video Gaming Law  

Founding Partner

Ron Segev*

+1 604 629 5402

*Providing legal services on behalf of R. Segev Law Corporation

Partner

Marius Adomnica

+1 604 629 5405

Lawyer

David McHugh

+1 604 629 5401

Lawyer

Taylor Keene

+1 604 283 9829

US Special Counsel

Mark Balestra

+1 604 629 5400

Lawyer

Negin Alavi

+1 604 629 5400 ext. 223