As we are a full service firm, our gaming team is supported by a large corporate and commercial team complementing the gaming-specific advice. Our holistic approach to your business promises a ‘start to finish’ service which ensures that you benefit from our industry expertise, not just our legal expertise. For your licence application, this means you can rest assured that we’ll not only prepare your paperwork but also advise in relation to development of policies, business plans and advocate on your behalf when discussing matters with the regulator. We are proud to say that although many of our clients are large companies, we have successfully led many start-ups to success – we believe the combination of your innovation and our gaming market knowledge and contacts can ensure your company continues to prosper.
The nature of the online gaming world is such that it doesn’t exist in traditional geographical borders. We have experience in dealing with cross-border matters including applications for licences both onshore and offshore – most commonly places such as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Where you need expertise from a lawyer in a jurisdiction we can’t cover, we can liaise on your behalf with a gaming lawyer elsewhere in the world.
Our specialist lawyers have recently advised global gaming industry players in public and private M&A and other corporate transactions.
Our expertise in land-based gaming includes a range of regulatory and licensing work for various land based gaming companies such as casinos, gaming parlours and betting shops. In an industry which is very closely regulated, a robust position when liaising with the regulator is vital and our reputation in this market is exceptional.
We are very familiar with the Gambling Act 2005 and the Gaming Act 1968 and have several years’ experience of advising clients on regulatory compliance with these and associated pieces of legislation. This includes not only successfully applying for operating, premises and personal licences, but also for the renewal or variation of existing licences.