Koch Media’s Agreement of Conciliation With The European Commission


Beiten Burkhardt represented Koch Media on the proceedings.

Koch Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Embracer Group AB, entered into an agreement of conciliation with the European Commission concerning the geo-blocking case, stated in the press release published by THQ Nordic AB (today Embracer Group AB) 2019-04-05. Koch Media’s settlement costs are fully covered within the original provision.

Embracer Group is amongst Europe’s largest video games companies. Koch Media is one of Europe’s largest distributors and a large publisher for video games.

Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 200 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, TimeSplitters, Satisfactory, Wreckfest, Insurgency and World War Z, amongst many others.

Koch Media GmbH is a German-Austrian media company headquartered in Höfen, Tyrol, Austria, with an operating subsidiary based in Planegg, Germany. The company was founded in 1994 by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz. The company operates video game publishing labels Deep Silver and Ravenscourt, the video game developers Warhorse Studios and Milestone, as well as a film distribution arm, Koch Films. Koch Media’s parent company, Koch Media Holding, was acquired by Swedish holding company Embracer Group (then known as THQ Nordic AB) in February 2018.

The Beiten Burkhardt team was led by Dr. Andreas Lober (Picture), Dr. Dietmar O. Reich, Rainer Bierwagen, Dr. Christian Heinichen, Jan Christian Eggers, Wojtek Ropel and Christoph Heinrich.

Involved fees earner: Rainer Bierwagen – Beiten Burkhardt; Jan Christian Eggers – Beiten Burkhardt; Christian Heinichen – Beiten Burkhardt; Christoph Heinrich – Beiten Burkhardt; Andreas Lober – Beiten Burkhardt; Dietmar Reich – Beiten Burkhardt; Wojtek Ropel – Beiten Burkhardt;

Law Firms: Beiten Burkhardt;

Clients: Koch Media GmbH;