Jakob Rydahl

Practice areas

Jakob Rydahl’s practice focuses on international commercial transactions within esports and tech.

Jakob regularly advises venture capital funds and VC-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, governance and investment activities.


Jakob is passionate about esports and is co-head of Kromann Reumert's esport practice group. He has been a part of the international esports community in multiple capacities, including as a CS:GO player, from the infancy of competitive gaming and until today. This has given Jakob an intimate understanding of esports as a game, profession, industry and community.

 

Jakob is lead counsel to CSPPA (Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association), FEPA (FIFA Esports Players' Association), FNPPA (Fortnite Professional Players' Association) and RSPPA (Rainbow Six Professional Players' Association). He represents each player of the most winning CS:GO roster of all times, Astralis and 20+ other top tier professional CS:GO players.

 

"Jakob Rydahl is a pioneer and market leading lawyer within esports. He has acted sole legal counsel to the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association since its foundation and has helped us turn our association into a powerhouse and key stakeholder in the CS:GO ecosystem. In January 2020, Jakob and Kromann Reumert's esports team helped us achieve the first-ever collective bargaining agreement concluded in esports which Jakob structured and negotiated on behalf of the 200 best CS:GO players worldwide. Unlike many other advisors in this space, Jakob has earned the trust of the players. This is because Jakob has a genuine understanding of our game and the ecosystem we operate in from having been active in the international CS:GO community since counter-strike was published and because he is relentless in pursuing and protecting our interests." | Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth, Chairman of the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association.

Background
  • Talent 100 - Berlingske Business (2019)
  • Columbia Business School  - Corporate finance & financial accounting (2017)
  • New York University - LLM, Corporate and commercial law (2013)
  • Copenhagen University - LLM, Business law (2012)
Languages
  • The Scandinavian languages
  • English
  • German
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