In a fast-changing UK, European and global environment for the gambling and betting sector, Gibraltar continues to carve out a successful path.

The 2022 Gibraltar eSummit takes place on Thursday 23 June 2022 and will once again bring together key players and service providers to discuss Gibraltar’s potential in the global marketplace.

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Below, you can find out more information about the organisations that are sponsoring this event.

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CMS

With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective.

We are focused on building strong relationships with our clients, our people, our industry sectors, and wider communities. 

As a Future Facing firm, we take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to help clients of every size face the future with confidence. We have an immense depth of understanding of the sectors in which we operate. Our lawyers are genuine experts in their fields and are able to advise on current challenges as well as anticipate those on the horizon that are likely to shape the future.

We want to ensure that we build a culture of trust, respect and support embracing all aspects of diversity and inclusion, leading the legal sector in social impact and sustainability. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

Our deep knowledge of the gambling sector allows us to advise our clients on how to recognise, protect and optimise their opportunities within this shifting landscape. Our gambling practice comprises lawyers drawn from across the firm, including our Commercial & Regulatory, Corporate, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, EU & Competition and Intellectual Property practices and our expertise extends to all gambling products including betting, gaming, lotteries, prize competitions and promotions, both remote and land-based.

Continent 8 Technologies

From over 80 connected locations spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia, Continent 8 Technologies provides highly reliable managed hosting and global network solutions for today’s online business-critical service platforms.

Our customers benefit from continued investment in advanced data centres, high quality networks and one of the best global teams in the business.

We believe in providing solutions to today’s technology and infrastructure challenges, by providing a comprehensive foundation of connectivity, a trusted layer of managed services encompassed in a critical layer of security.

Our security solutions defend critical infrastructure against a growing number of threats. At Continent 8 we deploy a layered approach to security, to keep data safe, secure and private.  

With multiple centres of excellence around the world, all connected onto a global private network backbone, Continent 8 provides a truly global service capability, with a local and customised approach.

Continent 8 has invested significantly in Gibraltar both in terms of infrastructure and a dedicated team on the ground. Our highly secure data centre is uniquely located within the Rock of Gibraltar. The Continent 8-owned and built, ex-United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility, is the most secure and well-equipped hosting centre in the jurisdiction. A comprehensive suite of services and solutions are available from our Gibraltar data centre, ranging from traditional co-location to fully managed Cloud infrastructure solutions.

Continent 8 provision unparalleled High Availability IP Transit and MPLS services in Gibraltar. We achieve a high level of resiliency and performance not normally available from local providers.

In 2021, Continent 8 launched its flexible and scalable Public Cloud solution in Gibraltar, responding to changing market conditions and the demand for innovation in infrastructure by Gibraltar businesses. 

Gib Telecom

Gibtelecom provides customers with best-in-breed data centre facilities, managed solutions, and cloud services, coupled with the fast and highly resilient global network connections needed by today's internationally connected organisations.

Gibtelecom has worked very closing with the gaming industry in Gibraltar for over a decade to become a globally connected provider that can meet operators’ growing bandwidth and technology needs, and during this time has developed tailored solutions specifically for the industry. It operates cloud hubs and hosting facilities in Gibraltar, London, Malta, Dublin, Isle of Man and Malaysia and continues to expand its international network and product portfolio. The backbone of its global private network is built on the solid foundations of the Europe India Gateway (EIG) stretching from London to Mumbai with onward connections to locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Earlier this year, Gibtelecom, in partnership with Ultimate Platform Technologies, Crucial Compliance and other Gibraltar gaming industry heavyweights, launched a gaming incubator to assist gaming entrepreneurs to navigate from start-up and licensing application, through growth to exit and beyond. The incubator will be hosted on Gibtelecom’s bespoke cloud platform, which is fully hosted in Gibraltar in line with regulatory requirements but is able to provide the agility and flexibility that most start-ups need.

Products & Services

  • Cloud Solutions: Private, public and hybrid cloud
  • Cloud Connect to hyperscale providers
  • Back-up as a Service
  • Data Centre Services
  • Global Private network
  • Business communications solutions 

Gibraltar Finance HM

Gibraltar Finance is the platform for the promotion of Gibraltar’s vibrant financial services sector, ensuring that Gibraltar effectively communicates its position as an international finance centre of excellence. Gibraltar Finance acts as a conduit to attract investment to Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Finance provides the international financial services community, professionals and corporate and private clients alike, a resource hub whereby information can be obtained and all the relevant Gibraltar-based professional associations can be accessed. It acts as a forum that provides engagement between Gibraltar’s financial services sector and the Government of Gibraltar for the consideration of strategic and policy issues, creating a responsive, proactive environment that so benefits investment.

Gibraltar offers a well-regulated, transparent jurisdiction where financial services are supported by a modern environment with high-quality infrastructure and which provides access to financial markets. To these strengths, Gibraltar adds an enviable choice of highly-qualified experts providing professional services to investors and entrepreneurs, a well-respected, innovative and robust regulatory system, and a stable, democratic political system that fully supports financial services as one of the foremost sectors of Gibraltar’s buoyant economy.

Hassans

Hassans was founded in 1939 and is the largest law and fiduciary firm in Gibraltar. It is an internationally recognised firm which offers dynamic and proactive client service in an environment committed to sustainable business, technology and innovation.

Hassans are trusted advisers to clients both locally and overseas who seek legal guidance in a fast-moving, multi-jurisdictional world. Though rooted in Gibraltar, the firm has an international clientele in key jurisdictions around the world, including the US, the UK, Israel and Europe with many assignments involving cross-border advice and major multinationals, banks and building societies.

Over the last 16 years, Gibraltar has grown rapidly to become a first-class, internationally renowned hub for the online gambling and e-commerce industry. The team at Hassans consists of Peter Montegriffo QC, Andrew Montegriffo and Louise Federico.  They have advised many of the industry’s leading operators such as Entain, William Hill, Bet365 and 888 amongst others.  The team provides a full range of commercial and regulatory advice, including setting up operations in Gibraltar and listings.  The team was also heavily involved in assisting the Gibraltar Government and industry in reviewing the current gambling legislation and identifying areas for reform.

ISOLAs

Gibraltar's longest established law firm and a leader in online gaming/gambling legal services

ISOLAS was established in 1892, making it the longest established firm in Gibraltar, since then, and given our nearly 130  in the legal profession, ISOLAS is today proud to be considered one of the leading law firms in Gibraltar. ISOLAS is consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the market by all the major international directories, and is a Band 1 leading law firm as ranked by Chambers and Partners.

Our focus is on our interaction with the client which we strongly believe forms the basis of our success in establishing long-term relationships. The commerciality of the advice that we provide, close attention to cost considerations, our professional network in Gibraltar and beyond, as well as our dedication to leveraging information technology solutions for the benefit of the client, make for a compelling package of advantages over our competition in the local marketplace.

Our experience in the Fintech/cryptocurrency space, online gaming, gambling and e-commerce legal services marketplace is second to none, with the expertise, network and commercial approach to help your business survive and thrive. ISOLAS, at the top of our game since 1892

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 1,000 people with over 600 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.

Based in London and Singapore, the firm services an international community of clients, providing advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate.

The firm has a dedicated Betting & Gaming Group of lawyers, recognised experts within the gambling sector with significant experience advising operators on M&A, regulatory and compliance, AML, cyber security, data protection, trade mark and brand protection, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, sports law, dispute resolution, IP and reputation management. The group also provides specialist advice on eSports, crypto-currencies, blockchain and AI. 

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

The Mishcon de Reya Group comprises standalone businesses MDR Brand Management, MDR Cyber, MDR Discover, MDR Mayfair (in London, Singapore and Dubai) and MDRxTECH. Complementary to Mishcon de Reya's core areas of work, each is led by best in class professionals recruited from a variety of non-legal industries and sectors.

Veriff

Veriff is a global online identity verification company that enables organizations to build trust with their customers through intelligent, accurate, and automated online IDV. Veriff’s intelligent decision engine can analyze thousands of technological and behavioral variables in seconds, matching people to more than 10,200 government-issued IDs from over 190 countries.

Founded in 2015 by Kaarel Kotkas, today Veriff serves a global portfolio of organizations across fintech, crypto, gaming and mobility sectors in the USA, UK, EU and other places in the world. Veriff is an alumnus of the startup accelerator Y Combinator and has a team of over 500 people in Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia; New York, in the USA, London in the UK and Barcelona in Spain.

Wiggin LLP

Wiggin is a leading global law firm advising on the international operation of betting and gaming. We offer full-service, sector-focussed support for all forms of betting, gaming, lotteries and competitions.

Our team have unrivalled regulatory, commercial and M&A expertise - many of our lawyers are ranked as leading individuals in both UK and worldwide legal directories and we are the largest specialist betting & gaming practice in the UK.

We assist all businesses whatever their function in the gambling ecosystem on all their day-to-day legal, regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as working on complex projects and strategic advisory matters. Outside our core gambling team, our tax, technology, advertising, consumer law, brand protection, litigation, data protection, employment and property specialists regularly advise gambling businesses on all aspects of their business.

Our role as leading advisers to the global gambling industry’s largest players requires us to understand national and international laws and regulations like no other practice. Our services are backed up by many years of extensive industry experience and by one of the world’s largest teams of specialist lawyers dedicated to the full-time practice of gambling law on an international basis.

With additional thanks to our other Sponsor: HooYu