In-house attendees at Games Industry Law Summit 2023


This year, 50% of the Summit’s attendees are the in-house counselsEach studio attendee already has experience in the games industry (a must!), and most work in roles that involve collaboration with development teams (internally) and law firm experts (externally). In other words, they are no strangers to communication, and not just the legal bookworms who can tell the difference between a DNA and an NDA.

Since some studios organise their teams around specific projects, some – around area of law (such as privacy, IP or licensing), and some – based on the region (such as Europe, US or Asia), different in-house attendees have different focus (sometimes it’s clear from their position, though in most cases it isn’t). The flag next to the name on this page signifies the current location, not the focus (we have people who are based in Cyprus, but focused globally; or based in Ireland, but focused on EMEA, und so weiter und so fort).

Currently, we have 135 in-house attendees representing 93 studios. In terms of countries these attendees are based in, the in-house group is a bit more diverse (42) than the law firms (39) – with 3 additional countries represented: 🇧🇾 Belarus, 🇩🇰 Denmark, and 🇮🇸 Iceland.

Special icons in the list:
🌳 – Super Pass holders (here’s the report on the birdhouses deployed in 2023)
🎙 – Speaker (updated as we develop the program)

11 Bit Studios


Gadomski, Tomasz
Legal expert at 11 Bit Studios
Ostaszewska-Żarska, Agnieszka
Legal Lead at 11 Bit Studios

Activision Blizzard


Duhen, Willy
Senior Director, Legal at Activision Blizzard

ArchonPH / Backpack Games


Erkin, Ali🌳
Co-Founder & CEO at Backpack Games / ArchonPH

Azerion


Ontas, Ali
VP Legal Business at Azerion

Bandai Namco


Baba, Naohito
Corporate Counsel at Bandai Namco
Bastos, Tamires
Corporate Counsel at Bandai Namco
Choe, Alex
Corporate Counsel at Bandai Namco
Datum, Matthew
General Manager at Bandai Namco
d’Ornano, Stephanie
Legal Manager at Bandai Namco
Jammes, Anne-Sophie
Chief Legal Officer at Bandai Namco
Orozco, Rafael
Sr. Director, Legal at Bandai Namco
Takimoto, Saki
Attorney at Bandai Namco

Belka Games


Rudko, Katerina
Administrative Director at Belka Games

Build A Rocket Boy


Higgins-Sierra, Sarah
Assistant General Counsel at Build A Rocket Boy

CCP Games


Högnadóttir, Steinlaug
Legal Counsel at CCP Games
Kattoll, Jochen
Senior Director Legal at CCP Games

CD PROJEKT RED


Jarosz-Zgoda, Ewelina
VP of Legal & General Counsel at CD PROJEKT RED
Krassowski, Adam
Senior Legal Counsel at CD PROJEKT RED
Palinska, Kinga
Senior Legal Counsel at CD PROJEKT RED
Piechówka, Anna
Lead Counsel, Business & IP at CD PROJEKT RED

Crystal Dynamics


Finkelstein, Brian
General Counsel at Crystal Dynamics

Devolver Digital


Chadwick, Brian
General Counsel at Devolver Digital

Eidos


Boije, Cecilia
Legal Director at Eidos
Cheviron, Valentine
Lawyer at Eidos

Embark Studios


Axel-Nilsson, Johan
General Counsel at Embark Studios

Embracer Group


Hedman, Tomas
Head of Privacy & AI Governance at Embracer Group

Epic Games


Jackiw, Suzanne
Counsel at Epic Games
Kloczko, Rafal
Deputy General Counsel at Epic Games
Page, Kayla
Deputy General Counsel at Epic Games
Pearce, Shanna
Managing Counsel at Epic Games
Pence, Canon
General Counsel at Epic Games
Sakolchyk, Tamara
Business & Compliance at Epic Games

ESL FACEIT Group


Pakendorf, Kurt
Chief Legal Officer at ESL FACEIT Group

FIFA


Faguer, Alix
Senior legal counsel at FIFA

Fingersoft


Simula, Tomi
General Counsel at Fingersoft

Focus Entertainment


Nauts, Julie
Business affair legal counsel at Focus Entertainment

Fortis Games


Bethke, Damian
General Counsel at Fortis Games
Bingcang, Pamela
Director Legal - Video Games at Fortis Games

Fulqrum Games


Gruca, Michał
Legal Counsel at Fulqrum Games

Funcom / the Outsiders


Van Dyke, Jessica
Senior Legal Counsel at Funcom

Gaijin Entertainment


Mirgorodskaia, Aleksandra
Senior Legal Counsel at Gaijin Entertainment

Game Insight


Avetikov, Sergey
Prokurator at Game Insight

Gearbox Entertainment


Mallory, Nate
Chief Legal Officer at Gearbox Entertainment

GOG


Kołodziejczyk, Ola
Legal & Tax Team Lead at GOG
Zalewski, Jakub
Legal Counsel at GOG

Hitapps Inc


Shved, Alena
General Counsel at Hitapps Inc.

Huuuge Games


Kulińska, Wioletta
Senior Counsel at Huuuge Games
Pietryga Magdalena
Senior Counsel at Huuuge Games

Homa Games


Giraud, Jessica
General Counsel at Homa Games

JAGEX


Macdonald, Andy
Head of Legal at JAGEX

Kepler Interactive


Campbell, Archi
Director of Legal at Kepler Interactive

Keywords Studios


Kennedy, Andrew
General Counsel & Company Secretary at Keywords Studios

King


Temple-Morris, Suzanna🌳
Head of Legal at King

Kwalee


Goodall, Daniel
General Counsel at Kwalee
Mehta, Romil
Legal Counsel at Kwalee

Lockwood Publishing


Brateanu, Iulia
Head of Legal at Lockwood Publishing

Maximum Entertainment


Miller, Andrew
Sole In-house Counsel at Maximum Entertainment

Metacore Games


Lehtinen, Pasi
Legal Counsel at Metacore Games
Salminen, Janne
General Counsel at Metacore Games

Microsoft


Richards, Ben
Corporate Counsel at Microsoft
Ritchie, Lisa
Director at Cordillera

miHoYo


Hei, Hongbo
Legal Director at miHoYo

Miniclip


Yazdani, Sam
Legal Counsel at Miniclip

Moon Active


Hook, Shana🌳
General Counsel at Moon Active
Mikhnevich, Viktoryia
Legal Director at Moon Active

nDreams


Martin, Tim
Counsel at nDreams

NetEase Games


Lee, David
VP, Legal at NetEase Games

Netflix Games


Li, Chia-Chi
VP Games Legal at Netflix Games
Perng, Yan
Counsel at Netflix Games

Pearl Abyss


Lee, Kipeum
Legal Counsel at Pearl Abyss

People Can Fly


Dunin-Wilczyńska, Karolina
General Counsel at People Can Fly
Gebel, Monika
Senior Legal Counsel at Tripledot Studios
Przelaskowska, Dorota
Senior Legal Counsel at People Can Fly

Playco


Adamson King, Stephanie
General Counsel at Playco

Playrix


Pimpe, Yulia
General Counsel at Playrix
Soudakov, Egor
IP, Privacy & Product compliance Lead at Playrix

Playtika


Bernstein, Ronit
Deputy GC at Playtika
Tuval, Adi
Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Playtika
Zimmer, Cordula
Head of Legal at Wooga / Playtika

Remedy Entertainment


Hautamäki, Henrik
Head of Legal at Remedy Entertainment
Kovarskyte, Ieva
Legal Director at Remedy Entertainment

Resolution Games


Waltré, Ebba
General Counsel at Resolution Games

Riot Games


Draper, Amelie
Legal Counsel, EMEAI+ at Riot Games
Erozan, Boğaç
Managing Senior Legal Counsel at Riot Games
Li, Qihui
Senior Legal Counsel at Riot Games
Nabel, Dan🌳
Sr. Director, Associate General Counsel at Riot Games
Nelson, Greg
Senior Counsel at Riot Games
Zhao, Emi
Director at Riot Games
Sun, Luyi
Senior Legal Counsel at Riot Games

Roblox


Reinstra, Mark
General Counsel at Roblox

Rovio Entertainment


Korkiavaara, Joonas
Legal Counsel at Rovio Entertainment

Savvy Games


Houhou, Feras
General Counsel at Savvy Games

Scopely


Boujbel, Hajer
Senior Counsel at Scopely
Rosenthal, Roy
Chief Legal Officer at Scopely

SEGA


Finegold, Daniel
Director of Legal & Business Affairs at SEGA Europe
Höppel, Andreas
Head of Legal at SEGA Corporation
Pdahtzur, Ilan
Head of Legal at SEGA Europe
Shieh, Jeffrey
Executive Vice President, Head of Legal & Business Affairs at SEGA of America

Smilegate Holdings, Inc.


Lim, Eiji
Head of Legal Team 2 at Smilegate Holdings, Inc.
Park, Kyuyoung
Head of Legal Team 1 at Smilegate Holdings, Inc.

Sony Interactive Entertainment


Grouse, Eric
VP & Deputy General Counsel, EMEA at Sony Interactive Entertainment

Square Enix


Thornton, Jamie
Senior Legal Counsel at Square Enix
Wilches, Alberto
Senior Counsel at Square Enix

Sumo Group


Dempsey, Anna
Senior Group Lawyer at Sumo Group
Repa-Davies, Tim
General Counsel & Company Secretary at Sumo Group

Supercell


Chang, Dave
Senior Legal Counsel at Supercell
Fagerström, Celia
Senior Legal Counsel at Supercell
Ignatius, Markku
General Counsel at Supercell
Partanen, Hannu
Associate General Counsel at Fortis Games

SUPERHOT


Milik-Pękała, Kamila🌳
Head of Tax & Legal at SUPERHOT

SYBO Games


Schweitzer, Elizabeth
Games Compliance Manager at SYBO Games
Toft, Signe
General Counsel at SYBO Games

Take-Two Interactive


Cox, Kirsty
Legal Counsel at Take-Two Interactive
Horman, Lauren Anna
Corporate Counsel at Take-Two Interactive
Murfett, Nic
Vice President & Counsel at Take-Two Interactive

Ten Square Games


Skwara-Beska, Marta
Head of Legal at Ten Square Games

Tencent


Hu, Annie
Deputy Legal Director at Tencent
Wang, Siyuan
Senior Legal Counsel at Tencent

Travian Games


Müller, Gertraud Elisabeth
Legal Counsel at Travian Games

Tripledot Studios


Janiszewski, Aleksander
General Counsel at Tripledot Studios

Valve Corporation


Ewert (Dr.), Jan-Peter
European Legal Counsel at Valve

Vizor Games


Luchyts, Eugene
Legal Counsel at Vizor Games
Yefanau, Yahor
General Counsel at Vizor

Wargaming


Firsava, Darya
Head of Intellectual Property Practice at Wargaming
Lefter, Elena
Head of Legal and Business Practice at Wargaming
Nemova, Katya
Deputy General Counsel at Wargaming
Yaromenka, Palina
Intellectual Property Counsel at Wargaming
Zanin, Roman
General Counsel, Tax & Compliance at Wargaming

Wizards of the Coast


Carpenter, Kathy
Senior Attorney at Wizards of the Coast

Wooga / Playtika


Zimmer, Cordula
Head of Legal at Wooga / Playtika

X-FLOW Games


Ponomarev, Aleksey
General Counsel at X-Flow Games

Yotta Games


Qiu, Shi
General Counsel, International at Yotta Games

ZeniMax


Hoque, Rukshana
Associate General Counsel at ZeniMax
Parente, Marion
Associate General Counsel at ZeniMax