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Global Guide

Gaming & Gambling — Global-wide

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals. 此地区和专业领域只限于律师排名,不设律所排名。

Senior Statesmen

Gordon Dadds LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Tony Coles is a consultant in the gaming and betting group at Gordon Dadds LLP. An early proponent of internet gaming, he is praised by peers for being "steeped in knowledge" about the industry. Coles continues to advise clients on regulatory and tax matters from his base in London.

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Senior Statesmen

Lazarus Charbonneau

From the Chambers Global guide

Morden Lazarus of Lazarus Charbonneau has earned an impressive reputation for Canadian gaming law after decades in the practice. He has experience representing land-based casinos as well as online gaming businesses. Lazarus is based in Québec.

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Senior Statesmen

Herzog Fox & Neeman

From the Chambers Global guide

The "savvy, creative and curious" Meir Linzen of Herzog Fox & Neeman maintains an excellent reputation in the gambling industry. Having helped to shape the regulatory landscape for internet gaming, he continues to advise the firm's clients on key regulatory and tax affairs. "He is a man of quiet genius," said one source, adding: "He has a brain like a sharpened steel trap." Linzen is based in Israel.

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Eminent Practitioner

Hilary Stewart-Jones

DLA Piper LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "knowledgeable and articulate" Hilary Stewart-Jones is a consultant in the gaming and gambling department at DLA Piper LLP. Her practice encompasses land-based casino work, online gaming and assistance for payment providers. She recently acted for Paysafe Group, providing advice on multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues arising from its Skrill acquisition. Stewart-Jones is based in London.

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Star Individuals

Santiago Asensi Gisbert

Asensi Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Santiago Asensi Gisbert heads the team at Asensi Abogados in Spain. He is one of the most popular global gaming lawyers and is seen as a go-to lawyer for regulatory, compliance and licensing work in Iberia. Additionally, he has been involved with recent pioneering initiatives in Colombia and elsewhere in South America. One source commented: "He has built a large practice, especially on the new regulatory jurisdictions in South America." Clients praise Asensi for being "hands-on and professional," noting: "The response time is immediate, and very human and friendly."

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Star Individuals

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Based in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Anthony Cabot commands a formidable reputation for international gaming and gambling work. Peers highlight his contribution to the development of gaming and gambling legislation in the USA. One lawyer remarked: "Tony Cabot has written the entire library of gaming legislation in the US and just has an incredible résumé." His client list includes major gaming equipment suppliers and online gaming businesses. Peers describe him as "pre-eminent in the online sector" and "a great gentleman and great person, further to a great practitioner."

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Star Individuals

Harris Hagan

From the Chambers Global guide

Julian Harris of Harris Hagan has an outstanding reputation for his contribution to gaming law in the UK and internationally. Praised by peers for having an "English gentleman's touch," his practice covers online and land-based gaming for an illustrious clientele. "He has long involvement in the market," said one peer, who went on to add: "He has an absolutely encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and really is a standout." Another source added: "He is someone to be extremely respected for his breadth of knowledge." Harris is based in London.

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Nicholas Casiello Jr

Fox Rothschild LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicholas Casiello, who chairs the gaming practice group at Fox Rothschild LLP, brings more than three decades of experience to his gaming work. He advises clients on regulations and compliance, while also providing commercial tax advice. He acted for MGM Resorts International, securing licences for the firm in several US states. "It is wonderful to have Nick's expertise," one source remarked, continuing: "His comments are thoughtful and he has a wonderful ability to negotiate or defuse problems. He knows what needs to be done and gets it done in an expeditious fashion." Casiello is based in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Co-chair of the gaming practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Mark Clayton is renowned for his work on US gaming regulations. He acts for an impressive roster of clients, which includes land-based gaming companies, manufacturers and internet gaming businesses. "Mark is very responsive and hard-working," said one source. Others describe him as "an excellent lawyer and first-class individual." He is based in Las Vegas.

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WH Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Renowned for her work in Maltese gaming law, Olga Finkel is based at WH Partners, the firm she founded. She brings extensive corporate experience and technological savvy to her work for gaming clients. "She is very forthright but very malleable," said one client. "She is the most knowledgeable person I have met when it comes to companies, shares and stock exchange rules. She is dynamic." She acted for the online casinos and lotteries company Cherry in its acquisition of share capital in the gaming business Come On. Additionally, Finkel is praised by peers for her firm grasp on Maltese gaming regulations. Sources say: "She is a very good anchor to have in Malta and you can always be comfortable when Olga's behind a matter."

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Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Seen as "the go-to guy in the Netherlands," Justin Franssen has amassed a considerable reputation at the Amsterdam firm Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys. He acts for a broad clientele, including international gaming operators, online businesses and national charities. In addition to his work with clients, he has been involved with government reviews of licensing procedures, transparency and compliance. "He is young and dynamic. He has been a driving force in operators' discussions in the Dutch market," remarked one market source.

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Harris Hagan

From the Chambers Global guide

The "tremendously impressive" John Hagan of Harris Hagan is described as "frankly a guru" of international gaming law by peers. His practice covers advice for major gaming operators on compliance, licensing and regulations. He also offers counsel to private equity firms and banks that require specialist licences or transactional advice. "John is somebody who can see through the fog. He is very good at picking up direct issues and has a quiet, charming approach to negotiating," one commentator remarked. Hagan is based in London.

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Hambach & Hambach Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

A "pioneer in his market," according to peers, Wulf Hambach leads an impressive gaming practice from the German-based Hambach & Hambach Law Firm. He possesses considerable experience in the gaming world, advising entrepreneurial and established clients on a spectrum of operations and tax issues. "He has a stellar practice. He is not just well equipped technically but also has a super network," stated one source.

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Melchers

From the Chambers Global guide

Jörg Hofmann leads the gaming and betting law practice at Melchers. Commended by peers as a leader in the German market, he advises clients on licensing, regulation and taxation. "He is very strong, knowledgeable and abreast of what's going on. He is a great resource," noted one source. Another lawyer commented: "Jörg is extraordinarily responsive and very good at cutting to the chase to give the advice we need."

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Wiggin LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

A well-established figure in the UK gaming industry, Stephen Ketteley recently moved from DLA Piper to Wiggin LLP. He devotes his practice to sophisticated gaming clients, offering a spectrum of regulatory, technological and commercial advice. Sources highlight his breadth and depth of expertise. "He is practical, thorough and has got a good nose for advising clients on many aspects of issues. He has got the stamina to understand the industry and clients like him," said one market commentator. Another source said: "He is phenomenal, a good and trusted colleague."

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Michael D Lipton QC

Dickinson Wright LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "wise owl" Michael Lipton QC is a respected leader in Canadian gaming law. Based at Dickinson Wright LLP in Toronto, he advises clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues. "He knows the regulation like the back of his hand," said one source. "He is very good at assessing the attitude of the authorities, and has the ability to step back, look at the law and regulations, and tell clients what they should do based on a whole range of inputs."

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Tonucci & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Quirino Mancini of Italian firm Tonucci & Partners is described by peers as "one of the pioneers in the gaming industry in Italy." His practice specialises in gaming and gambling law, while he also possesses noteworthy experience in the complementary area of sports law. He provides clients with licensing and regulatory advice, and also assists with corporate acquisitions and tax. One source commented: "He is an exceptional lawyer and has great expertise in the industry."

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Peter C Montegriffo QC

Hassans International Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Peter Montegriffo QC is described by peers as a "leader in Gibraltar." He is a team leader at Hassans International Law Firm. His practice includes regulatory and commercial advice for major gaming companies.

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Addisons

From the Chambers Global guide

Market sources frequently identify Jamie Nettleton of Addisons as the leading gaming lawyer in Australia. While Nettleton elicits considerable praise from peers for his "incredible depth of knowledge" on market regulation, he also advises clients on a variety of commercial issues. He recently assisted TopBetta Holdings, the online social betting platform, as it listed shares on the Australian Securities Exchange and expanded its business in Europe. Clients extol his experience: "He has phenomenal expertise in Australian gaming law," said one source. "He is very professional, soft-spoken and energetic. He has a deep passion for his work, enjoys what he does and is a good strategic thinker."

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Frank Schreck chairs the gaming group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and is generally recognised by peers as a leading lawyer in the USA. "Frank Schreck is one of the great names in the industry," one source remarked. "He has acted for every big name in the industry over the last few years." He advises a wide range of clients on US licensing structures, including private equity firms that require advice on regulatory compliance. Sources say: "Schreck is one of the deans of gaming in the US. He is an excellent lawyer and very creative." Schreck is based in Las Vegas.

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Philippe Vlaemminck

Pharumlegal

From the Chambers Global guide

A well-known figure in the gaming world, Philippe Vlaemminck has recently established the boutique firm Pharumlegal in Belgium. The firm offers commercial and regulatory advice to key industries, including gaming and gambling. Vlaemminck is widely praised by peers for having his eye on current trends in the industry, counting the Belgian government and European Lotteries among his clients. One source praised Vlaemminck's responsiveness, observing: "He goes deep into an opinion and is able to find creative solutions to problems."

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Herzog Fox & Neeman

From the Chambers Global guide

Co-head of the internet, e-commerce and gaming department, Gil White of Herzog Fox & Neeman in Israel attracts noteworthy praise from peers. His work includes licensing and regulation, along with litigation support and commercial advice. Dual-qualified in Israel and the UK, he frequently advises major global organisations. "His knowledge of this particular sector is exceptional. It makes it much easier to create the environment to do deals, as he has a mixture of technical expertise and is also very user-friendly," one client commented. Sources praise his "good business sense" and describe him as "tremendously knowledgeable."

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Whitesmans Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Garron Whitesman is the founding partner of Whitesmans Attorneys in Cape Town, South Africa. Described by peers as a "fantastic practitioner," he represents clients on licensing and regulation matters. He has particular experience responding to the regulation of new gaming products and counts leading manufacturers and software providers among his clients. Sources say: "He analyses the development of situations and provides very good insights into what clients will need."

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Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Global guide

A leading gaming lawyer in Spain, Albert Agustinoy heads the gaming and gambling practice at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira. He advises clients on a spectrum of regulatory and commercial issues, including IP and IT. Major brands such as 888 and PokerStars feature among his portfolio of work. Clients praise him for being "very professional and very knowledgeable." One said: "Albert gives you the impression you are the only customer he has."

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Barnea & Co. Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

Dotan Baruch is a well-recognised practitioner in Israel, based at the Tel Aviv firm Barnea & Co. Law Offices. His practice principally focuses on online gaming and e-commerce, while he also advises clients on corporate structuring and tax. "He knows how to balance legal requirements and commercial requirements," one client remarked, continuing: "He is very pleasant, calm and rational." Other sources describe him as "exceptionally bright" and praise his "really proactive and hands-on" approach.

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Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Kelly Duncan heads the gaming practice at US firm Jones Walker LLP. Well liked and respected by peers, he has a broad-based practice which incorporates gaming regulatory and licensing advice. Clients include manufacturing companies and private equity firms. He is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Horten

From the Chambers Global guide

Nina Henningsen, known to some peers as the "queen of Denmark," heads the gaming and gambling group at Horten. Her practice concentrates on regulatory advice and transactions, while peers also praise her experience in the complementary area of media and technology law. She counts international gaming operators and platform providers among her clients. Recent work has seen her advise Paddy Power and Betfair on the legal implications of their global merger in Denmark. One client said: "She opened up a fantastic route to deal with the legislative procedures for gambling in Denmark with ease. She saved us a lot of time and money, she is so highly efficient and extremely professional."

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A&L Goodbody

From the Chambers Global guide

Described as a "bright and considered individual," Joe Kelly is a partner at A&L Goodbody in Dublin, Ireland. His gaming practice concentrates on licensing and regulation advice, while he also provides wider commercial assistance for gaming clients with sophisticated requirements. He assisted Ladbrokes with the restructuring of its business group in Ireland. "Joe Kelly is hyper-responsive, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with," said one source. Another confirmed: "He is super-responsive and has a lot of knowledge at his fingertips." Kelly is based in Dublin.

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Lurie Inc

From the Chambers Global guide

Wayne Lurie, founder of Lurie Inc, is based in Johannesburg. His gaming and gambling practice tallies with his wider interest in internet and media law, and he provides services for clients with sophisticated technological requirements.

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Pinsent Masons LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Diane Mullenex heads the global gaming and gambling practice at Pinsent Masons LLP, working from the London office. Acclaimed by peers for her expertise in the French gaming market, she also has an impressive track record advising clients across multiple jurisdictions. "She is a real star," commented one peer. "She is exceptionally good at handling international issues and can deal with very complicated matters but still find workable solutions where all regulatory issues and cultural issues are handled in a very fine way." Her practice includes work for international gambling and gaming operators along with major software providers.

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Praised by peers for his "fantastic grounding in UK regulation," Nick Nocton works from Mishcon de Reya LLP's London office. His practice specialises in commercial and regulatory advice for betting and gaming businesses. He recently advised a growing online casino operator seeking to expand business and gain new licences in several jurisdictions, including Eastern Europe. Sources say: "He is very knowledgeable and responsive."

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Henrik Norsk Hoffmann

Advokat Henrik Norsk Hoffmann

From the Chambers Global guide

Henrik Norsk Hoffmann of Advokat Henrik Norsk Hoffmann works extensively in the German and Danish legal markets. His practice combines licensing applications, regulatory issues and compliance with commercial advice. A varied client list ranges from established international online gaming businesses to entrepreneurial gaming start-ups. Sources say: "He is highly professional, really commercial and very committed."

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Cristina Romero de Alba

Loyra Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Cristina Romero de Alba of Loyra Abogados attracts praise from peers and clients for her dynamic approach to gaming work. She has an impressive track record in corporate advice for gaming clients, advising on major M&A. One client explained: "Her advice is not just traditional legal advice - she is really involved and wants to know the drivers and interests of your business. She comes up with solutions in a proactive way." Other sources confirm: "She has a capacity to mix both deep legal knowledge with a strong industry and economic analysis." Based in Madrid, she also advises on regulatory compliance more generally and has particular experience working in South America.

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WH Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

James Scicluna is a founding partner of WH Partners in Malta. Sources are quick to highlight his strengths in commercial work for gaming clients, including major M&A advice. "James is very competent and gets straight to the point," said one client. "He is knowledgeable about the industry and knows the metrics so you don't have to explain how things work. He is able to wrap it up in a very short time." Scicluna is also well versed in Maltese gaming regulations and has recently advised the Malta Gaming Authority on adapting the regulations.

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Yehoshua Shohat Gurtler

Herzog Fox & Neeman

From the Chambers Global guide

Based at Herzog Fox & Neeman in Israel, Yehoshua Shohat Gurtler attracts considerable praise for his versatile global gambling experience. Sources highlight his expertise advising clients on their interests in the USA and Europe. One peer noted: "He is very knowledgeable with respect to Israeli law but also has a very good overview of international matters." Gurtler specialises in licensing, regulation and lobbying for online gaming and e-commerce. Clients describe him as "very personable, approachable and smart," adding: "He gets things done and has a practical approach."

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Robert W Stocker II

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very well-known" Robert Stocker of Dickinson Wright PLLC maintains an extensive international gaming practice. Based in Michigan, he has experience working across multiple US states and jurisdictions. Recent work includes advising foreign investors on US licences and conducting work on the emerging market of e-sports. Sources praise his "fantastic reputation."

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Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Talos of Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH maintains an excellent reputation in the European gaming market. He is best known for his work in the online and social gaming sector, with a skill set that covers regulations and compliance. "He has this incredible ability to be across a lot of different issues, complications and territories. He is very calm and thorough in his analysis and advice," one source commented. Talos also attracts high praise from peers and clients for his work on complicated M&A. One client enthused: "His M&A and transactional skills are just fantastic. He is very clear and communicative, but also extremely respectful." He is based in Vienna.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Arrajj of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP is a long-standing member of the Nevada gaming community. He advises clients on regulatory compliance and the emergence of new legislation. He is based in Las Vegas.

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Kemp Little LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Susan Biddle of Kemp Little LLP has a versatile practice which covers commercial agreements and complex IT deals for online gaming. Her range of clients includes suppliers and operators. Sources say: "She is very technical and really gets into the nitty-gritty of everything." Biddle is based in London.

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Susan Breen is based at the London office of Mishcon de Reya LLP. She brings her background as a corporate lawyer to her gaming and gambling practice, advising businesses involved in major transactions and assisting regulators with judicial reviews. Work has included advising Intertain Group on their acquisition of brands by the UK bingo and slots operator Gamesys. One source enthused: "She is one of the most experienced gaming lawyers I have come across in the UK."

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Wiggin LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Jason Chess of Wiggin LLP is described as a "phenomenal lawyer" by peers. Highly regarded for his experience in media and technology law, a large proportion of Chess's practice involves gaming and he co-heads the firm's betting and gaming group. His practice concentrates on advice for electronic betting and gaming companies. "He is really exceptional," said one commentator. "He takes a real deep interest in the clients and their business models." Chess is based in London.

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DLA Piper Italy

From the Chambers Global guide

Giulio Coraggio leads the Italian gaming and gambling practice at global law firm DLA Piper Italy. From his Milan base, he advises gambling clients on a range of licensing, regulatory and commercial issues. His broad client list includes bricks-and-mortar gaming clients and online businesses. He acted for PokerStars in a tax audit with the Italian authorities, resulting in a satisfactory transfer pricing adjustment. Sources say: "He is very knowledgeable about gaming, takes a really good interest in the business models of operators and is very proactive."

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Commended for his "good-quality work," Behnam Dayanim is based at international law firm Paul Hastings LLP's Washington, DC office. He specialises in internet gaming legislation, advising clients on regulatory and investment issues. He is also involved with litigation surrounding fantasy sports in the states. Peers say: "He is a very important personality in the online industry."

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Velchev & Co Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Nadya Hambach is based at Velchev & Co Law Office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Described as "really knowledgeable in the industry" by peers, she has been heavily involved with the regulation process in Bulgaria and is well known for her work across Eastern Europe. She advises gaming clients on a range of licensing and regulatory matters, while also providing commercial assistance in areas such as IP and competition law.

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Lazcano Samano S.C.

From the Chambers Global guide

Alfredo Lazcano of Lazcano Samano SC is a "top professional" in Mexico, according to peers. He has been involved with Mexico's gaming and gambling regulations for many years, building a particularly strong reputation in the land-based sector. Market sources describe him as a "fantastic guy, and a very reputable and fantastic practitioner."

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Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers Global guide

The "dynamic and intelligent" Carl Rohsler heads the gambling unit of the entertainment and sport department at Squire Patton Boggs. Principally an IP specialist, Rohsler's practice covers a variety of gaming law issues from foreign licence applications to litigation over false claims. He has experience advising clients on cases that span different jurisdictions, including France, India and the UK. Rohsler is based in London.

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Studio legale Sbordoni

From the Chambers Global guide

Renowned as "one of the top lawyers in Italy," Stefano Sbordoni leads the five-lawyer team at Studio legale Sbordoni. He advises a variety of clients, including major operators, on online and terrestrial gaming issues. A strength of his practice involves negotiating contracts with local authorities. One source said: "He is a very good guy and an extremely good lawyer."

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Heidi M Staudenmaier

Snell & Wilmer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

"Probably the premier Native American lawyer," according to peers, Heidi Staudenmaier is based at the Arizona office of Snell & Wilmer LLP. Her practice concentrates on regulatory advice. She is renowned for her work in tribal law and acts for clients with interests across numerous jurisdictions, in particular those in Southern USA.

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CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

David Zeffman of CMS is noted for his broad experience across the sports, media and gambling sectors. Based in London, he advises clients on commercial and regulatory issues with particular experience in horse racing. One recent case saw him advise GVC Group on its acquisition of bwin.party Digital Entertainment. Sources say: "He is really well regarded and very capable."

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Associates to watch

Alla Serebrianskaia

Asensi Abogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Alla Serebrianskaia is an experienced associate at Asensi Abogados and has gained valuable experience assisting lead partner Santiago Asensi on matters in Spain and South America. She is praised by established lawyers for being "totally committed" to her gambling clients. Serebrianskaia is based in Spain.

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