Week 11 Guest Speaker: Jas Purewal












Jas Purewal will be joining us remotely this week to talk about “5 Key Topics in International Video Game Law”.

Jas founded Purewal & Partners in May 2014 after a decade of practice at City of London law firms as well as in Europe and Silicon Valley.  Jas is particularly well known in the UK/EU video games industry and was recently voted one of its hundred most influential people by leading publication MCV/Develop. Jas is also an experienced tech lawyer, both from his time advising European startups as well as his long relationships on the US West Coast.  This culminated in Jas spending a year living and working in Silicon Valley from 2013 to 2014, where he advised some of the Valley’s leading tech and internet companies on their European expansion plans.

Jas is a frequent speaker and writer on digital entertainment and technology matters.  He is a past columnist and commentator in a wide range of publications including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the BBC, Gamesindustry International and Edge.  He is a visiting lecturer on digital entertainment law and business at the National Film and TV School and other academic institutions.  He is a co-author of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s textbook on interactive entertainment law. and a contributing author to a forthcoming MIT textbook on digital games and law.  All this literary trouble started back in 2007 when he began to write Gamer/Law, which has gone on to become one of the longest running and most read blogs on video games and digital entertainment law.

Jas trained at CMS Cameron McKenna and subsequently worked for several years at leading City of London law firms Olswang as a litigator and Osborne Clarke as a digital entertainment lawyer. Jas is lifelong gamer and counts among his all-time favourite games Red Dead Redemption, the Stalker series, Bioshock Infinite, Hearthstone and The Stanley Parable.

You can reach Jas at: jas@purewalandpartners.com.