Our Betting & Gaming lawyers are recognised internationally as experts in the sector. We combine a full-service offering with deep sector knowledge that enables us to help our clients navigate challenges and harness opportunities in a constantly evolving and heavily regulated industry.
Our clients include many of the industry's leading names who value our regulatory expertise and strategic judgement. We act for online and land-based operators, marketing affiliates, governments, regulators, platform providers, software and games suppliers, investors and financial institutions.
Regulatory expertise sits at the core of our offering. We advise clients on all their regulatory needs, from licence applications, compliance requirements and preparation of policies and terms and conditions, through to compliance assessments, regulatory investigations and licence reviews. We are specialists in anti-money laundering and safer gambling requirements, with expertise in both remote and land-based operations. In an industry with ever evolving and expanding regulatory requirements and increasingly active regulators, an effective governance and compliance framework has never been more vital.
We have advised numerous individuals and corporates in connection with regulatory enforcement action including representing clients before the Regulatory Panel of the Gambling Commission and on appeal to the First Tier Tribunal. Our specialists provide clarity in helping to resolve even the most complex of issues. We have deep experience of managing relations with the regulator, holding the regulator to account and successfully concluding licence reviews through regulatory settlement.
Our lawyers are recognised for being able to bring a unique blend of corporate, regulatory and commercial expertise to a particular matter. This enables us to add strategic value to international corporate transactions and commercial arrangements. We regularly assist clients in assessing the impact of regulation, compliance and enforcement risk on corporate and commercial transactions and global licensing and expansion plans.
We have a particular reputation for advising on corporate deals within the sector, not just in the UK but globally. Our corporate lawyers regularly advise on M&A transactions, joint ventures and investments for private and public companies, including floats and takeovers, always with an eye to regulatory risk and approval requirements.
Our Betting & Gaming group also includes experts in tax and structuring, intellectual property, litigation, competition, reputation management and insurance, allowing us to provide an integrated service to our gambling clients. Examples of the wider services we provide to the sector are detailed below: