James is a Malta Advocate and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He has practised law in the UK and Malta both in private practice and as in-house counsel.
James has a notable track record of over 19 years in the gaming & gambling industry, advising land-based and online operators, public authorities, and private and institutional investors on regulations and other matters specific to the industry. His areas of expertise are gambling regulation, government relations, licensing, devising strategic commercial solutions within a regulated environment, sports sponsorship, joint ventures, and M&A.
James is a one-time Chief of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs with the Betclic Group as well as a former General Counsel of Betclic and Expekt.
James is ranked as one of the leading gaming & gambling lawyers globally by Chambers & Partners. He is also ranked by Chambers Europe in the Corporate / Commercial practice area in Malta. James is listed by The International Financial Law Review as a highly regarded lawyer and by Who’s Who Legal in the Sports & Entertainment Category.
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