M-League Pte Ltd’s Acquisition of GameDuell

In UK Bird & Bird, advised on the matter.

Bird & Bird advised Mobile Premier League with a team including Simon Fielder (Picture – Corporate M&A).

Gleiss Lutz advised Mobile Premier League with a team including

M-League Pte Ltd (“Mobile Premier League or MPL”) acquired 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 over 70+ games on its app on iOS and Android. Founded by Sai Srinivas and Shubh Malhotra in 2018, MPL has expanded rapidly with over 90 million users across India, Indonesia, and the US.

GameDuell develops multiplayer games for the international market and uses innovative open-source technologies to create a rich gaming experience for multiple platforms – iOS, Android, Facebook, and its own sites. GameDuell is one of the most established games studios in Europe with more than a decade of success in the online world. MPL’s expansion to Europe reinforces its strategy to develop operations across key global markets.

Bird & Bird Partner Simon Fielder (PIcture) international lead (Corporate, London), partner Dr. Kai Kerger and senior associate Johanna Schindler (joint lead / both Corporate, Frankfurt), legal director Simon Gough (London, Tax), associates Tamara Böhmert and Christoph Meves (Corporate, Frankfurt), partner Niels Lutzhöft, Associates Christoph Hendel, Simon Hembt and Victoria Dehnert (Commercial/Regulatory, Frankfurt), partner Barbara Geck and associates Franziska Fiedler and Carina Seum (all Employment, Frankfurt), partner Michael Jünemann, Counsel Johannes Wirtz and associates Julia Fröhder and Timo Förster (Finance, Frankfurt), partner Stephan Waldheim and associate Tamy Tietze (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), partner Mascha Grundmann and associates Julia Präger and Manuela Muelot (IP/Trademarks, Frankfurt), partner Christopher Maierhöfer (Patents, 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).

Sheppard Mullin assisted Bird & Bird on US aspects of the transaction: partner Jamie Mercer (Corporate, San Diego, USA).


Involved fees earner: Morgane Basque – Bird & Bird; Oliver Belitz – Bird & Bird; Tamara Böhmert – Bird & Bird; Victoria Dehnert – Bird & Bird; Franziska Fiedler – Bird & Bird; Simon Fielder – Bird & Bird; Timo Förster – Bird & Bird; Julia Fröhder – Bird & Bird; Barbara Geck – Bird & Bird; Simon Gough – Bird & Bird; Mascha Grundmann – Bird & Bird; Simon Hembt – Bird & Bird; Christoph Hendel – Bird & Bird; Michael Jünemann – Bird & Bird; Kai Kerger – Bird & Bird; Stéphane Leriche – Bird & Bird; Christopher Maierhöfer – Bird & Bird; Christoph Meves – Bird & Bird; Manuela Muelot – Bird & Bird; Jörg-Alexander Paul – Bird & Bird; Pauline Pilain – Bird & Bird; Julia Präger – Bird & Bird; Johanna Schindler – Bird & Bird; Carina Seum – Bird & Bird; Tamy Tietze – Bird & Bird; Alexandre Vuchot – Bird & Bird; Stephan Waldheim – Bird & Bird; Johannes Wirtz – Bird & Bird; Niels Lutzhöft – Gleiss Lutz;

Law Firms: Bird & Bird; Gleiss Lutz;

Clients: Mobile Premier League;

Author: Giulia Di Palma