Lex Mundi to launch Global Gaming Law Guide

17 May 2017

G2E Asia 2017 will host the launch of the inaugural Lex Mundi Global Gaming Law Guide today in a ceremony to be held at the commencement of the Regulators’ Luncheon Event in the Venetian Macao’s Florence Room.

The brainchild of Macau law firm MdME, Lex Mundi is a collaboration of law firms from over 100 countries with expertise in the gaming industry, allowing member firms to offer clients an integrated solution to their legal and regulatory needs across multiple jurisdictions.

“Lex Mundi member firms are top-tier law firms in their respective jurisdictions and among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the world,” explained MdME Partner Rui Pinto Proença.

“They deliver indigenous insight, a market-specific focus and global connections to a diverse range of domestic and international clients. Each member firm is admitted only after substantial due diligence and must undergo regular quality and peer review procedures in order to retain membership in the exclusive Lex Mundi network.

“Member firms have the local-market knowledge, experience and understanding necessary to handle clients’ complex challenges and opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions; private equity; project finance; capital markets (debt and equity); litigation and dispute resolution; corporate governance; intellectual property; real estate; and labor and workforce issues in a wide variety of industry sectors.”

Lex Mundi’s key initiative is the Lex Mundi Global Gaming Law Guide. Aiming to provide a better understanding of the laws governing gaming in key jurisdictions, this first edition to be launched at G2E Asia includes contributions from 21 member firms representing 26 jurisdictions across five regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.

The information has been compiled by Lex Mundi member firm lawyers who specialize in the practice of gaming law and are regularly called upon to advise their clients on such matters.

Issues addressed in the guide for each jurisdiction include:

Explaining the importance of the Lex Mundi Global Gaming Law Guide, Mr Proença said, “Around the world, businesses and participants face legal issues in the gaming industry that affect a number of representatives including operators, investors, software developers, payment services providers, advertisers, equipment vendors, agents, intermediaries and punters.

“Although there are other gaming guides on the market, what differentiates the Global Gaming Law Guide is not only the in-depth expertize of its contributors but also the fact that it will be freely accessible in an interactive online format with comparative tools.”