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Gaming Law Definition
In Germany, gaming is primarily governed by the Interstate Treaty on Gambling, a legal regulatory framework agreement entered into by the sixteen German states that defines the scope of what is considered to be subject to gaming regulation. The Interstate Treaty is implemented by respective state legislation. In addition, various federal laws impact on gaming operations not only on the regulatory and compliance side of things but also in a commercial and corporate law context. These for example include the law of taxation, anti-money-laundering, IP/IT and criminal law as well as the law of contracts, administrative, competition and banking law. Germany being a Member State of the European Union, German gaming law is further highly influenced by European law and regulations.
Gaming law, however, not only requires advisers to have extensive knowledge of the law, but also demands a sound understanding of the gaming industry as well as the commercial, technical and operational issues the clients face on a day-to-day basis.
In corporate related matters legal services cover anything from the incorporation of companies in the gaming sector to negotiating and executing the acquisition or sale of a commercial entity or developing corporate (re)structuring options. This may also involve acting for e.g. private equity firms who require specialist advice/due diligence reviews in relation to M&A in the gaming sector. Gaming lawyers will further often be instructed to assess the legality of new (social) gaming ventures or advertising stunts/marketing campaigns.
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