Aled Walters

Partner, Corporate/Head of Commercial
Contact Number: 029 2267 5530

Aled is a partner and is head of the commercial team. Aled has particular expertise within the gaming, tech and media sector having worked in-house at major broadcaster S4C. Aled is also head of the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) team.

Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension. Aled has advised some of the largest media gaming, gambling and betting businesses in the world including Novomatic, Greentube and Avanti. He is widely recognised internationally for his work and is ranked as a ‘Leader in his field’ in legal directories.

Aled leads a team which established itself as leading legal advisors for the gaming, TV and Media industry across the UK. 

Aled takes an active role in the media industries outside of Hugh James. This includes being a member of the Royal Television Society and he is also a Professional Member of Pact. He is also a semi-professional musician.

As a fluent Welsh speaker, Aled is heavily involved in the promotion of Welsh heritage and language acting as a Trustee and Honorary Counsel for Urdd Gobaith Cymru and a Trustee for Menter Caerdydd, both companies promote the use of the Welsh language.

Aled is also a Director at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales; a festival that annually celebrates the culture and language of Wales through music, dance, visual arts and literature.

Work History

Aled joined Hugh James in 2016 as a partner and head of the commercial team. He has over 20 years PQE. He qualified in 1997.

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Aled Walters has significant credibility advising media and gaming clients across a wide range of IP and commercial matters. As well as regularly acting for Novomatic, Walters has recently handled numerous matters for gaming company, Amelco, including drafting and negotiating Amelco's licence of the IP for their betting platform to the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The Legal 500

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Aled Walters has experience with regard to film finance and production agreements, and is also noted for his expertise in video game development. Clients remark on his "vision" and ability to discern "what is important and what’s not worth fighting for."

Chambers and Partners UK

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Aled Walters’ gambling licensing expertise and entrenched relationships with high-calibre clients including Novomatic and Playtech.

The Legal 500

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Team head Aled Walters has particular expertise advising on IP licensing work within the gaming industry. As well as handling work of this nature for core client, Novomatic, Walters has also recently handled numerous matters for Amelco, including drafting and negotiating its licence of their sports betting platform to Intralot.

The Legal 500

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Commercial head Aled Walters is particularly accomplished at handling corporate and commercial matters for gambling and gaming clients, work which includes reviewing and advising on licensing documentation during acquisition and prospective M&A targets.

The Legal 500

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"He is super-efficient, super-successful for us and a good point man."

Chambers & Partners UK