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Vinge has advised the Swedish game studio Sharkmob in connection with the formation of their first game studio abroad

October 19, 2020

Advokatfirman Vinge has advised the Swedish game studio Sharkmob AB in connection with the formation of their first game studio abroad; Sharkmob London Ltd.

Sharkmob is a game studio with offices in Malmö (Sweden) and London (UK), founded in 2017 and acquired by Tencent Games in 2019. The studio develops AAA quality games for PC and console, using the Unreal Engine to power its ambitions of taking multiplayer games to new heights.

Vinge’s team has consisted of among others Christian Riddarbo (Corporate), Yohanna Öhrnegård (Employment), Victor Ericsson (Tax).

 

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