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New Law Will Open Up French Market to eSports Contests

September 28, 2016, Covington Alert

Provisions of a new French law, adopted on September 28, 2016, will loosen France’s rules around videogaming contests in France, and lay down new labor regulations for professional gamers. For now, clients ought to exercise significant caution before arranging French eSports contests or entering into contracts with professional gamers in France. Even after the reforms take effect, careful diligence will be required.

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