Gaming and Betting
Our team undertakes a vast amount of work in the gambling and gaming sectors worldwide, in respect of commercial deals, regulation and compliance, intellectual property and associated corporate structuring.
Our familiarity with local and international regulations means it has multijurisdictional capabilities and the team can assist both UK and international clients in dealing effectively with governance, regulation and compliance issues.
Because gaming law is not a branch of law in the traditional sense – but rather a collection of several areas of law (including regulatory law, company law, contract law, intellectual property, data protection, tax and competition law), we are uniquely positioned to address gaming matters without a disproportionate number of lawyers – which helps in streamlining costs which can be a huge concern – particularly for start-ups.
Our team has extensive experience in managing and advising on complex, cross-border transactions, with vast experience in working in Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, Curacao, the USA, the Philippines and Singapore. Using the company’s long established and leading international network, we advise gaming clients on the whole spectrum of necessary transactions from:
- mergers and acquisitions;
- joint ventures;
- strategic alliances;
- commercial contracts;
- intellectual property; and
- regulation and compliance.
We are often instructed to ensure the protection of intellectual property relating to the underlying technology (both in respect of payments, gaming and betting transactions) in commercial contracts both in the UK and worldwide.
The firm have recently been approached by multiple clients in respect of advice spanning gaming/betting and blockchain/cryptocurrency. The firm’s specialist knowledge in these emerging sectors has placed them to be instructed in matters of this nature. The teams’ considerable experience of regulation in both sectors (both in the UK and globally) means they can advise on complicated questions of all regulatory matters in a fast-evolving market.
The team rarely address two matters that are the same and with fast growing technology and progressive regulation, it is important to approach matters with the same level of innovation as the clients you are representing. This is something we feel makes us stand out against other firms.