RulesCASE WITH CLARIFICATIONSGuidelines for Memoranda

Schedule


6 November 2019

  • The Case is published on the site.

7 November 2019

  • The registration of the teams is open.

25 November 2019 (24:00 UTC+02:00)

  • Deadline to submit clarification questions (your team does not need to be registered to submit questions).

5 December 2019

  • Answers to clarification questions are published.

15 January 2020 (24:00 UTC+02:00)

  • Deadline to apply for registration of your team.

20 January 2020 (24:00 UTC+02:00)

  • Deadline for the teams to submit Memorandum for Claimant.

1 March 2020 (24:00 UTC+02:00)

  • Deadline for the teams to submit Memorandum for Respondent.

5 May 2020 (Date was moved from March 15th)

  • The list of teams that qualified to the semifinals is published on the site.

5 May 2021

  • Semifinals kick off on-site in Vilnius, Lithuania.

6 May 2020

  • The results of Legal Challenge IV are announced at the Summit, and published on the site.

Presiding Judge

Chung, Brian
Partner at Kim & Chang
Seoul, Korea

Judges

Arkhipov, Vladislav
Of Counsel at Dentons
St. Petersburg, Russia
Gardner, Paul
Partner at Wiggin
London, UK
Kane, Sean F.
Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit
New York, US
Karamanolis, Yiannis
Managing Director at Y. Karamanolis & Associates
Nicosia, Cyprus
Kelly, Jennifer
Partner at Tyz Law
San Francisco, US
Kobylańska, Anna
Partner at KLM Law
Warsaw, Poland
Nemova, Katya
Deputy General Counsel at Wargaming
Vilnius, Lithuania
Pagnanelli, Karin
Partner at MSK
Los Angeles, US
Schmid, Gregor
Partner at Taylor Wessing
Berlin, Germany
Stanley, Jennifer
Partner at Fenwick & West
San Francisco, US
Zanin, Roman
Head of Legal, Tax & Compliance at Wargaming
Nicosia, Cyprus

May 4 (Tuesday)

17:00-19:00

LEGAL CHALLENGE 2020 – Team Dinner

Trattoria da Flavio (floor 2). Invitation-only.

18:00-20:00

LEGAL CHALLENGE 2020 – Judge Panel Dinner

Trattoria da Flavio (floor 1). Invitation-only.

May 5 (Wednesday)

08:00-09:00

Coffee, tea, snacks available

09:00-11:00

LEGAL CHALLENGE 2020 Semifinals

Hotel PACAI. Open access for the attendees of the Summit.

11:00-12:00

Judge Deliberations

12:00

Finalists Announced

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Complimentary for teams and judges.

13:00-14:00

Final preparations

14:00-16:00

LEGAL CHALLENGE 2020 Finals

Hotel PACAI. Open access for the attendees of the Summit.

16:00-17:00

Judge Deliberations

May 6 (Thursday)

16:00-16:15

Legal Challenge 2020 Award Ceremony

Presented by Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius and Brian Chung, Presiding Judge LC2020.

F.A.Q

Students currently actively enrolled in their Bachelor or Master programs, as well as graduates from such programs may take part in Legal Challenge IV, provided they have graduated not more than 3 years before applying for participation. Teams consisting of 1 to 3 persons are invited to take part in the challenge. The finalists of the previous editions of the Legal Challenge are not allowed to take part in Legal Challenge IV.

Legal Challenge gives students and young graduates a unique chance to apply their professional knowledge in the games industry law, and to the 4 teams that qualify to the semifinals – the opportunity to meet in person some of the most talented legal and business development professionals from the international games industry around the world.

All members of the 4 teams that qualify to the semifinals of Legal Challenge IV will have their registration fees for the Games Industry Law Summit paid in full by the organizers (€700 per person) to enjoy full access to the event, including the Formal Dinner, as well as have their accommodation at the four-star Hotel Vilnia fully covered for the 3 nights of the event (May 4 through May 7). During the award ceremony, each member of the 4 teams receives a diploma of recognition signed by every member of the Judge Panel as well as by the Mayor of Vilnius, in addition to the custom-made commemorative trophies.

We welcome both students and graduates; therefore, the team does not necessarily have to be related to any university. Furthermore, the team can be composed of students and graduates from different faculties or universities.

We appreciate the individual contribution of each participant, that is why we encourage you to form and administer teams on your own. At the same time, if you would like to have someone mentoring you through the challenge, such a person will be invited to Games Industry Law Summit 2021 and will be included into the team headcount, but will not be permitted to plead.

The team wishing to take part in Legal Challenge IV shall fill in registration form (available here) and shall pay *a non-refundable* registration fee in the amount of EUR 50 (payment instructions will be emailed after registration). Last chance to register in the challenge is January 15th, 2020.

In the first part of the challenge, the teams are expected to submit a memorandum for claimant and a memorandum for respondent; in the second part, 4 teams that receive the highest score for the first part will take part in oral pleadings.

Time changes, love ages, and even the best friends become enemies. Publishers and developers in the video games industry are the frequent heroes of love stories that end up in court. The list of possible reasons for that is endless. This year we focus on two of them: royalties and developer technology. Competing teams will solve a conundrum of royalty calculations. They will also experience the constant headache of every video games industry counsel, trying to figure out what a ‘developer’s technology’ is, as well as extricating themselves from the thorny rules applicable to derivative works and open-source software.

Legal Challenge 2020 semifinalist teams

BelGameCharge


Nikitina, Valeria
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus
Struzhko, Alexander
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus
Tserakhau, Kamal
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus

Durham University Team


Henderson, Laura
Durham Law School, Durham University
Durham, UK
Natcha Dronkers, Maissa
Durham Law School, Durham University
Durham, UK
Xiao, Leon
Durham Law School, Durham University
Durham, UK

Game of Courts


Nur Tilkioglu, Büşra
Ankara University
Istanbul, Turkey
Ozdemir, Bensu
Özyeğin University
Istanbul, Turkey

Half Law 3


Danilov, Mikhail
Saint Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia
Knizhnikova, Zlata
Saint Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia
Konovalova, Alisa
Saint Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia

IP CLUB


Glonina, Vera
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia
Semenova, Anastasiia
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Moscow, Russia
Khodakov, Ilya [Coach]
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia

Lawgacies


Mulay, Drishti
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Pitsavas, Achilleas
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Francis Willig, Swann [Coach]
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK

LITT


Dvorko, Kristina
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus
Nefin, Matvey
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus
Tsiareshka, Sabina
Belarusian State University
Minsk, Belarus

Mootilicious


Sanvicente, Vitória
University of Westminster
Torino, Italy
Vaughan-Dick, Alicia
The University of Law
London, UK

NevaTeam


Nikitenko, Sergey
Saint Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia
Zolotarev, Konstantin
Saint Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia

One Stone


Cherry, James
King's College London
London, UK
Simon, Gabriella
BPP University
London, UK

Queendom Hearts


Balcells, Danae
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Harvey, Daniel
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Sarlangue, Emmanuelle
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK

Semenov & Pevzner Team


Dmitrieva, Natalia
The Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alekseev
Moscow, Russia
Pereverzev, Alexey
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, Russia
Streltsova, Daria
Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Moscow, Russia

The Board


Ostoja-Ciemny, Kajetan
University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland
Zalewski, Jakub
University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

University of Belgrade Faculty of Law Team


Boljanović, Jelisaveta
University of Belgrade/Faculty of Law
Belgrade, Serbia
Prica, Katarina
University of Belgrade/Faculty of Law
Belgrade, Serbia
Vulić, Ljubiša
University of Belgrade/Faculty of Law
Belgrade, Serbia

YOU DIED


Balk, Valentin
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Moscow, Russia
Dorofeev, Daniil
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Moscow, Russia
Vikhrov, Egor
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Moscow, Russia