Interactive Entertainment Law Group (IE Law Group) today announces their affiliation with the law firm of Bedoya & Visbal Abogados in Baranquilla, Colombia.

The two firms will combine their marketing, client development and educational efforts within South America through various client outreach events and industry conferences focused on the growing games industry in the region.

Patrick Sweeney, Founding Partner of IE Law Group said that this affiliation is indicative of the opportunity that the South American video game industry presents and will allow both firms to share expertise with each other and their respective clients to the benefit of everyone involved.

“Within the last few years, I’ve seen many great studios coming from South America, many of which have become clients of my firm,” said Sweeney. “When looking at this growing client base, it makes sense to ally ourselves with a firm that already has a presence in the region and shares similar values and passion for representing our clients.   After spending time with Jorge and Maria Carolina, it became clear that our approach to client representation is very aligned.”

Bedoya & Visbal’s regional expertise combined with IE Law Group’s global client base and depth of experience will result in the unequivocal leading legal platform for games companies in South America.  Currently, the two firms represent approximately 10 clients throughout South America, including studios located in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay.

Jorge Bedoya of Bedoya & Visbal explains that this affiliation is about their clients. “As Bedoya & Visbal looks to grow its practice and expand the value we offer to our clients, one firm clearly stood out as a model for success: the IE Law Group, which is well-known as one of the best games practices in the world and the largest in North America.  After talking with Patrick on numerous occasions, it became very clear that working with the IE Law Group team would be beneficial to our existing and future clients in South America.  Through this affiliation we have the largest “footprint” of clients in the region and clearly have the deepest amount of experience of any law firm (large or small) on the continent.  Maria Carolina and I look forward to working with the IE Law Group team!”

IE Law Group was established in 2013 by Patrick Sweeney to provide industry-specific, high-quality legal representation to companies and individuals in the Video Game/App/Interactive Media sector. Strategically located in Southern California, they work with clients across the United States as well as companies located in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Please see for more information.

Bedoya & Visbal began in 2015 as an initiative of Jorge Bedoya and María Carolina Visbal seeking to provide quality legal advice in the fast growing Interactive Entertainment and Digital Content Industries in Latin-America. Bedoya & Visbal is located in Barranquilla, Colombia where it renders its services to all size companies present in the region. Please visit for more information.