IGDA Finland Presentations & Gathering: from the very start to exit

IGDA Finland May Gathering focused on the typical legal issues game companies have to deal with from the very start to exit. The evening was kicked off by a panel discussion led by Timo Skurnik from Aldea Attorneys at Law. Aldea is a Helsinki based law firm specialized in commercial law, which has been advicing Finnish game companies for over a decade and has a firm understanding on the business and the legal issues corporated therein. Together with Timo, Janne Snellman from Supercell, Markus Pasula from Grand Cru and Ville Vesterinen from Grey Area were sharing their experiences on various topics from founding a company to making contracts, setting up responsibilities and distributing shares to keep the company in a good shape for exit.

The Panelists shared their own experiences regarding the legal aspects associated with setting up, operating, funding and exiting a games company. Panel discussion was very practical and the audience took part in the conversation actively. After the panel it was time to head to Cuba bar for some drinks by Aldea, discuss and network with other professionals.

I personally felt the IGDA Finland Presentations session was one of the best ever. Yet for some reason there were empty seats. For those who missed the session for a reason or another, here's a video clip to give you some idea what was discussed at the panel.

IGDA Finland Gathering was as crowded as usual. This time we had nearly 150 people at the Cuba bar. It was perfect, there were enough room to move around and have discussions with people but still very good atmosphere and industry buzz going on. Finnish game development scene surely is hot at the moment and it was clear that when you do your legal stuff right from the start, your life will be a lot smoother when your game studio grows and blooms.

IGDA Finland May Gathering: Legal issues for game companies

On May 8th IGDA Finland & Aldea presents: "What every new company should know about juridical issues" On 8th of May IGDA Finland together with law firm Aldea will serve some quality networking, good wibes & industry insights about the key issues what every game company should understand about IPR issues and agreements. The discussion will be led by Timo Skurnik from Aldea. Timo is accompanied by Janne Snellman (Supercell), Markus Pasula (Grand Cru) and Ville Vesterinen (Grey Area). The discussion will go around lessons learned and key points to consider about business law for existing, fresh and upcoming game companies.

Please do register to the IGDA Finland Presentation (no need to print the tickets).

IGDA Finland Presentations is arranged in association with Sulake. The presentation will take place at the Diana Auditorio just a stone throw from Cuba. We'll continue the evening at Cuba bar after the presentations. Aldea will serve drinks together with a perfect opportunity for current and future game industry talents to network and learn from others. IGDA Finland Gathering starts at 7PM. We'd like to welcome everyone to join the party!

IGDA Finland May Presentations - Starting a game company - legal viewpoint Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 5-7PM Diana Auditorio, Erottaja 5, Helsinki Finland Registration required: Eventbrite

IGDA Finland May Gathering Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 7PM Cuba Bar, Erottaja 4, Helsinki Finland (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) No registration needed to the Cuba bar