In a fast-changing UK, European and global environment for the gambling and betting sector, Gibraltar continues to carve out a successful path.

The 2021 Gibraltar eSummit takes place on Thursday 23rd September 2021, bringing together key players and service providers to discuss Gibraltar’s potential in the global marketplace in a fast-changing commercial and regulatory environment. The agenda includes summit favourites such as the Capital Markets update, M&A panel and Operator panel. View the full agenda here or register now to secure your place.

Below, you can find out more information about the organisations who are sponsoring this event.

CMS

With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective.

We are focused on building strong relationships with our clients, our people, our industry sectors and wider communities.

As a Future Facing firm we take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to help clients of every size face the future with confidence. We have an immense depth of understanding of the sectors in which we operate. Our lawyers are genuine experts in their fields and are able to advise on current challenges as well as anticipate those on the horizon that are likely to shape the future.

We want to ensure that we build a culture of trust, respect and support embracing all aspects of diversity and inclusion, leading the legal sector in social impact and sustainability. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

Our deep knowledge of the gambling sector allows us to advise our clients on how to recognise, protect and optimise their opportunities within this shifting landscape. Our gambling practice comprises lawyers drawn from across the firm, including our Commercial & Regulatory, Corporate, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, EU & Competition and Intellectual Property practices and our expertise extends to all gambling products including betting, gaming, lotteries, prize competitions and promotions, both remote and land-based.

Continent 8 Technologies

From over 70 connected locations spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia, Continent 8 Technologies provides highly reliable managed hosting and global network solutions for today’s online business-critical service platforms.

Our customers benefit from continued investment in advanced data centres, high-quality networks and one of the best global teams in the business.

We believe in providing solutions to today’s technology and infrastructure challenges, by providing a comprehensive foundation of connectivity, a trusted layer of managed services encompassed in a critical layer of security.

Our security solutions defend critical infrastructure against a growing number of threats. At Continent 8 we deploy a layered approach to security, to keep data safe, secure and private.  

With multiple centres of excellence around the world, all connected onto a global private network backbone, Continent 8 provides a truly global service capability, with a local and customised approach.

Continent 8 has invested significantly in Gibraltar both in terms of infrastructure and a dedicated team on the ground. Our highly secure data centre is uniquely located within the Rock of Gibraltar. The Continent 8-owned and built, ex-United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility, is the most secure and well-equipped hosting centre in the jurisdiction. A comprehensive suite of services and solutions are available from our Gibraltar data centre, ranging from traditional co-location to fully managed Cloud infrastructure solutions.

Continent 8 provision unparalleled High Availability IP Transit and MPLS services in Gibraltar. We achieve a high level of resiliency and performance not normally available from local providers.

This year, Continent 8 launched its flexible and scalable Public Cloud solution in Gibraltar, responding to changing market conditions and the demand for innovation in infrastructure by Gibraltar businesses. 

Gib Telecom

Gibtelecom provides customers with best in breed data centre facilities, managed solutions and cloud services, coupled with fast and highly resilient global network connections needed by todays internationally connected organisations.

Gibtelecom which operates cloud hubs and hosting facilities in Gibraltar, London and Malaysia is embarking on international expansion of its cloud and hosting services with the groups global private network the foundation for this. The company’s private network core backbone is built on the solid foundations of the Europe India Gateway (EIG) stretching from London to Mumbai with onward connections to locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Products & Services: • Cloud Solutions: • Private Cloud • Public Cloud • Hybrid Cloud • Cloud Connect • Cloud Backup • Data Centre Services • Global Private network

Government of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a fully self-governing and self-financing British Overseas Territory and is part of the mainland of Europe. It is an internationally compliant onshore financial services centre. This includes all EU measures on financial supervision and regulation, direct taxation and the fight against money laundering. Gibraltar has a diverse and prosperous economy and enjoys an excellent global reputation for its online gaming industry and offers excellent port and tourism propositions. Gibraltar is leading the way in providing a regulatory framework for firms that employ distributed ledger technology to store or transfer value belonging to others. A very competitive tax regime our corporation tax rate is 12.5 percent and we have a progressive personal income tax system with a maximum rate of 25 percent. VAT is not payable in Gibraltar.

Hassans

Hassans was founded in 1939 and is the largest law and fiduciary firm in Gibraltar. It is an internationally recognised firm which offers traditional client service in an environment committed to sustainable business, technology and innovation.

Hassans are trusted advisers to clients both locally and overseas who seek legal guidance in a fast-moving, multi-jurisdictional world. Though rooted in Gibraltar, the firm has an international clientele in key jurisdictions around the world, including the US, the UK, Israel and Europe with many assignments involving cross-border advice and major multinationals, banks and building societies.

Over the last 15 years, Gibraltar has grown rapidly to become a first-class, internationally renowned hub for the online gambling industry. The team at Hassans consists of Peter Montegriffo QC, Andrew Montegriffo and Louise Federico. They have advised many of the industry’s leading operators such as Entain, William Hill, Bet365 and 888 amongst others. The team provides a full range of commercial and regulatory advice, including setting up operations in Gibraltar and listings. The team was also heavily involved in assisting the Gibraltar Government and industry in reviewing the current gambling legislation and identifying areas for reform.

Ince

Gambling is the key area of practice for Ince, and in recent years the firm has established itself as one of the strongest names in the sector having retained its tier 1 ranking in the gambling law category for The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2021 edition.

With a heritage reaching back over 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

ISOLAs

Gibraltar's longest established law firm and a leader in online gaming/gambling legal services

ISOLAS was established in 1892, making it the longest established firm in Gibraltar, Since then, and given our nearly 130 in the legal profession, ISOLAS is today proud to be considered one of the leading law firms in Gibraltar. ISOLAS is consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the market by all the major international directories, and is a Band 1 leading law firm as ranked by Chambers and Partners.

It is our focus on our interaction with the client that, we believe, forms the basis of our success in establishing long-term relationships with a significant proportion of our client base. The commerciality of the advice that we provide, close attention to cost considerations, our professional network in Gibraltar and beyond, as well as our dedication to leveraging information technology solutions for the benefit of the client, make for a compelling package of advantages over our competition in the local marketplace.

Our experience in the Fintech/cryptocurrency space, online gaming, gambling and e-commerce legal services marketplace is second to none, with the expertise, network and commercial approach to help your business survive and thrive. ISOLAS, at the top of our game since 1892.

Microgaming

Microgaming supplies online gaming operators in markets across the world with access to a diverse, industry-leading portfolio of content from its growing network of exclusive independent studios, along with top-performing partner games via its award-winning aggregation platform. Creator of the world’s first true online casino software in 1994, and home to legendary online slots such as Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck II and Book of Oz, Microgaming offers a branded range that includes Game of Thrones™, Jurassic World™ and Lara Croft® Temples and Tombs™. Microgaming’s renowned progressive jackpot network has paid out more than €1.4 billion to date and features the record-breaking Mega Moolah slot. Driven by a diverse and inclusive workforce that thrives on innovation, the Isle of Man-based supplier empowers its employees to be agile and adventurous, drawing on boundless creativity to compete on a global scale. And through its staff-led CSR programme, Microgaming PlayItForward, it gives back to communities worldwide, powering positive change for people, place and planet.

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 1,000 people with over 600 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.

Based in London and Singapore, the firm services an international community of clients, providing advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate.

The firm has a dedicated Betting & Gaming Group of lawyers, recognised experts within the gambling sector with significant experience advising operators on M&A, regulatory and compliance, AML, cyber security, data protection, trade mark and brand protection, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, sports law, dispute resolution, IP and reputation management. The group also provides specialist advice on eSports, crypto-currencies, blockchain and AI.

The Mishcon de Reya Group comprises standalone businesses MDR Brand Management, MDR Cyber, MDR Discover, MDR Mayfair (in London, Singapore and Dubai) and MDRxTECH. Complementary to Mishcon de Reya's core areas of work, each is led by best in class professionals recruited from a variety of non-legal industries and sectors.

Wiggin LLP

Wiggin is a leading global law firm advising on the international operation of betting and gaming. We offer full-service, sector-focussed support for all forms of betting, gaming, lotteries and competitions.

Our team have unrivalled regulatory, commercial and M&A expertise - many of our lawyers are ranked as leading individuals in both UK and worldwide legal directories and we are the largest specialist betting & gaming practice in the UK.

We assist all businesses whatever their function in the gambling ecosystem on all their day-to-day legal, regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as working on complex projects and strategic advisory matters. Outside our core gambling team, our tax, technology, advertising, consumer law, brand protection, litigation, data protection, employment and property specialists regularly advise gambling businesses on all aspects of their business.

Our role as leading advisers to the global gambling industry’s largest players requires us to understand national and international laws and regulations like no other practice. Our services are backed up by many years of extensive industry experience and by one of the world’s largest teams of specialist lawyers dedicated to the full-time practice of gambling law on an international basis.

With additional thanks to our other Sponsors: Veriff and HooYu