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Gambling and online gaming. Gaming license in European Union

The sector of gambling and online gaming is growing in the context of constant changes in regulation. Gambling activity in Europe is subject of strict nation al regulation of European Union member states. As the regulation of gambling becomes stricter, the regulation of online gaming is considerably changing and opens up the horizons for the development of the industry.

ECOVIS offers licensing solutions for international gaming and gambling companies planning to offer their services in Europe for European clients. Our client base includes both start-ups developing innovative online gaming solutions for the global market and traditional global gambling operators.

Our lawyers represent gaming operators in the disputes with Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority and other European regulators regarding the inclusion in to the List of illegal online gambling operators, blocking of bank accounts and other issues. ECOVIS lawyers have long lasting experience representing international gaming companies in the courts and administrative courts.

Our expertise also  includes the incorporation of companies to operate in this sector and licensing of their activities, advice on other regulatory issues of the sector, as well as advice on intellectual property, copyright, data processing and other issues. We also have experience in other fields closely related to the industry of gambling and online gaming – it includes legal issues of technologies, social media, e-commerce, advertising, data protection issues.


– advice on licensing and other regulatory issues;
– advice on national and EU regulation of gambling and online gaming industry;
– advice on data protection issues;
– assistance in obtaining licenses required for operating gambling and online gaming;
– advice on issues of intellectual property rights in developed products as well as provision and implementation of comprehensive protection solutions;
– assessment of compliance of contents of communication and advertising campaigns with legal requirements;
– advice on issues of misleading and unauthorized advertising;
– assistance in the issues of national and EU competition law including unfair competition;
– representation in disputes with Gaming Control Authority and representation in the court;
– cyber-security;
– incorporation of companies;
– advice on labour law issues;
– advice on tax issues.

Legal issues arising in the sector of gambling and online gaming are addressed by our lawyers working in the fields of Regulatory Affairs and Government RelationsTelecommunications, IT and Data ProtectionMedia and AdvertisingCompetition LawTaxDispute ResolutionCompany Law and Labour Law.

Our clients also entrust the team of ECOVIS ProventusLaw with complex legal issues covering several jurisdictions and when addressing such issues we rely, if required, on the expertise of the team of ECOVIS experts working in over 90 countries worldwide.

The experience and expertise of ECOVIS ProventusLaw in the sector of gambling and online gaming enable us to advise clients on how to identify, protect or optimise the potential occurring in the changing legal environment.

Kęstutis Kvainauskas

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