The Internet and media

About this practice area

The internet and media have become part and parcel of our everyday lives. Big data, AI, IoT, machine learning, blockchain, and for instance gaming are indispensable in the flow of information in the modern world, and consequently require an innovative approach to legal services.

We provide expert advice to website owners, video game producers and developers, e-commerce entrepreneurs, and other entities in the world of electronic media. We also advise Clients who need legal assistance with regard to legacy media. We provide both local and cross-border legal services, tailoring the proposed measures to the Client’s needs. Our actions go beyond conventional thinking – we devote as much time to case analysis as needed. At the same time, we have established a reputation for being open to developing and implementing bold and innovative strategies.

We believe that providing legal services to Clients operating in electronic media requires more than just analyzing the regulations and representing Clients in court. We also provide an innovative approach, a deep understanding of the specific media activities, and readiness to embrace constant change.

The legal service we provide is exactly what the creative entrepreneur with diverse requirements needs. 

What we do?
  • We provide comprehensive services to entities dealing with flow of information on the Internet, especially web portals and websites, as well as content and digital service providers.
  • We also provide services to entities in the e-sport and game industries – players, influencers, online streamers, video game producers and developers, gaming agencies, and e-sports tournament organizers.
  • We provide professional support to e-commerce, including in particular drafting the necessary documentation and handling agreements regarding digital content.
  • We conduct proceedings before courts and public administration bodies concerning the protection of personality rights, new technologies law, and intellectual property rights.
Cooperation benefits

We believe that the services provided to electronic media enterprises need to bemultifaceted. We ensure that our Clients receive help across various areas of law. We assistance with issues concerning intellectual property, IT and new technologies, consumer protection, data protection, or combating unfair competition.

The fact that our assistance can extend beyond Poland is also a considerable advantage. Unlike other law firms in Poland, we work across borders. Thanks to our activities in the shared services center, we provide interdisciplinary support and support on substantive  issues to Clients in Poland and 18 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe (Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, and Malta).

We understand perfectly how electronic media operate. We efficiently combine our know-how across various areas of law to provide our Clients with the most effective assistance possible.

Why choose us?
  • We are not afraid to implement innovative legal solutions.
  • We have gained hands-on experience working for web portals, the game and e-sports industry, influencers, legacy media (press, radio, television) and e-commerce in its broadest sense.
  • We understand how electronic media work.
  • We have extensive experience in court proceedings.
  • We provide a practical approach and are highly motivated.

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