On November 4, 2010, Ubisoft announced the acquisition of Quazal Technologies, a leader in the creation of multiplayer middleware and services for video game developers. Creator and developer of the Rendez-Vous and Net-Z solutions, Quazal's teams have successfully launched and hosted online solutions for the leading publishers and developers of the interactive entertainment industry. Their solutions are integrated in the development of the majority of Ubisoft's key titles, including Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, which was named "Best Online Multiplayer Game" at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Within Ubisoft, Quazal will continue expanding their technology and services, which remain available for license to the interactive entertainment industry. Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Fasken Martineau acted as external legal counsel to Ubisoft with a team that included Marie-Josée Neveu and Jean Michel Lapierre (M&A), Nathalie-Anne Béliveau (strategy/labour law), Stéphane Caïdi (corporate) and Gilles Carli and Tom Copeland (tax).