Bird & Bird advises Mobile Premier League on acquisition of GameDuell
London/ Frankfurt — Bird & Bird LLP has advised M‑League Pte Ltd (“Mobile Premier League or MPL”) on the acquisition of Berlin-based GameDuell GmbH (“GameDuell”) including its international subsidiaries.
Mobile Premier League is one of the world’s largest mobile eSports and skill gaming platforms with more than 70 games in its app for iOS and Android. Founded by Sai Srinivas (pictured right) and Shubh Malhotra (pictured left) in 2018, MPL has grown in a short time with over 90 million users in India, Indonesia and the US.
GameDuell is one of the most established gaming studios in Europe and has been successfully active in the online world for over ten years with more than 70 multiplayer titles. The studio develops multiplayer games for the international market and uses innovative open-source technologies to create rich gaming experiences across platforms, iOS, Android, Facebook and its own websites. MPL’s expansion into Europe underscores the company’s strategy to be present in key global markets.
Simon Fielder, Lead Partner, commented, “We are delighted to have advised MPL on such a significant acquisition for the gaming sector. Mobilizing an international team to tackle complex, cross-border issues has demonstrated our excellent global network and Bird & Bird’s one-firm culture.”
Advisor MPL: Bird & Bird
Partner Simon Fielder (Corporate, London), Partner Dr. Kai Kerger and Senior Associate Johanna Schindler (both Corporate, Frankfurt) all lead, Legal Director Simon Gough (Tax, London), Associate Tamara Böhmert (Corporate, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Niels Lutzhöft, LL.M. Associates Dr. Christoph Hendel, Simon Hembt and Victoria Dehnert (all Commercial/Regulation, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Barbara Geck and Associates Franziska Fiedler and Carina Seum (all Labor Law, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Michael Jünemann, Counsel Johannes Wirtz, LL.M and Associates Julia Fröhder and Timo Förster (all Finance & Financial Regulation, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Stephan Waldheim and Associate Tamy Tietze (both Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Partner Mascha Grundmann and Associates Julia Präger and Manuela Muelot (all IP/Trademark, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Christopher Maierhöfer (Patent Law, Munich), Partner Jörg-Alexander Paul and Associate Oliver Belitz (IT/DP, Frankfurt), Partner Stéphane Leriche and Associate Pauline Pilain (Commercial, Paris), Partner Alexandre Vuchot and Associate Morgane Basque (Commercial, Paris).