Our EGAMING expertise

Our talented and highly experienced team has been working in all aspects of the eGaming sector since 2001 and our clients include some of the world’s largest online gaming companies.

Services provided by our eGaming and gambling lawyers include:

  • Corporate structuring advice
  • Intellectual property (IP), including trademarks, patents and copyright
  • Licence agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Anti-money laundering, compliance and regulatory issues including the provision of anti-money laundering procedures and training
  • Corporate advice, including shareholders’ agreements and advice on listings
  • Data protection
  • Employment law and work permits
  • Leasing and purchase of commercial property

Online gaming law

As a leading offshore law firm with experts specialising in eGaming, online gaming laws and gambling law more generally, we are able to go beyond the basics to provide comprehensive support to our clients. For example, our team understands the critical role of IP in the gaming industry and we regularly assist clients in safeguarding their trademarks, copyrights and patents to ensure their innovative ideas and creations are protected.

Similarly we offer expert guidance on software development contracts, helping our clients navigate the intricacies of drafting and negotiating agreements to ensure all aspects relating to ownership rights, licensing terms and maintenance obligations are addressed.

We also offer the same expertise around licensing and boast extensive experience in assisting clients with gambling and eGaming licence applications to ensure they meet the requirements of the regulatory authorities and obtain the necessary licences to operate legally.


Gambling lawyers – isle of man

We have a specialist team of eGaming and gambling lawyers based in our Isle of Man office. Led by Partner Claire Milne, a former chair of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, Appleby offers a broad range of experience and expertise in the area of gambling and online gaming laws.

Appleby is also ranked as a Tier One firm by The Legal 500 for gambling legal advice in the Isle of Man, with recent endorsements praising our “considerable experience in IP, technology and the gambling sectors” and our ability “to immediately grasp the commercial reality at the heart of the transaction”. Another client interviewed by Legal 500 stated: “We worked with Appleby on a major international gambling transaction. They have the corporate and gaming specialist knowledge and expertise, and worked seamlessly and efficiently to deliver first class advice and assistance.”

Whether clients are an established gaming or gambling business looking to relocate or a new start-up aiming to secure an eGaming licence, we advise and provide assistance on all aspects of setting up and operating on the Isle of Man – a highly regarded and well-regulated jurisdiction with a world-class reputation as an online gaming and gambling centre of excellence.

Our Experts

Richard Field

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 610
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Garry Manley

Partner, Head of Corporate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
E Email Garry

Claire Milne WS

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 698
E Email Claire

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