Swiss-based Digital Capital names new chief legal officer

Digital Capital AG has hired Patrick Sweeney as its chief legal officer. In his new role, Sweeney will help the firm in all of their legal and business affairs. Based in Switzerland, Digital Capital invests in digital entertainment apps and games.

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ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Capital AG, an investor in digital entertainment apps and games today announced the appointment of Patrick Sweeney as Chief Legal Officer.
Patrick brings 15+ years of experience in negotiating license and development agreements, resulting in the release of over 250 commercially released games on all platforms, including well-known franchises such as The Witcher, Supreme Commander, Day Z, Magic: The Gathering and Hawken. In addition, he has assisted various clients in obtaining the game/interactive rights to many iconic properties such as The Simpsons, Zumba Fitness, Marvel Comics and Superman. In his role at Digital Capital, he will assist the company in all of their legal and business affairs as it grows its portfolio of investments and projects.
Todd Tribell, co-founder of Digital Capital said, “Patrick’s expertise is both beneficial to Digital Capital and our developer partners. His presence will enable us to more efficiently address the best possible scenario for everyone involved, allowing us to advance on what we are all striving for: creating the most compelling and exciting content possible. Given his vast experience in the digital entertainment industry, his skillset is a strong asset that will help mitigate our investors’ risk in both our current portfolio as well as future investments. Patrick will be an integral part of Digital Capital’s senior management team.”
Patrick Sweeney said, “I’m very excited to join the Digital Capital team. Their approach to project-based investments into digital content is the natural evolution of game finance and production. I’m looking forward to working with the management team and assisting them with their legal and business needs as they continue to grow and succeed.”
Patrick is a founding member and Co-President of the Video Game Bar Association. Patrick is also a frequent speaker on video game panels and seminars on behalf of organizations such as: Law Seminars International, International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and the American Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School, where he teaches Video Game Agreements.
Patrick Sweeney’s appointment follows that of former Electronics Arts senior executive, Jonathan Bunney, who recently joined Digital Capital as Director of Marketing.
About Digital Capital
Headquartered in Switzerland, Digital Capital Corporation specializes in entertainment software development, production and acquisition. Working with our partners – both developers and investors – our primary focus is delivering unique and exciting interactive investment opportunities for investors and funding for developers with brilliant digital ideas.