09 Nov 2021
WH Partners is hosting the Regulation & Compliance Conference at SIGMA Europe 2021. The conference will be followed by the IMGL Masterclass supported by WH Partners.
The Regulation & Compliance Conference and the IMGL Masterclass will take place on 16 November 2021.
WH Partners team members will be at stand B101 during SIGMA Europe 2021.
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome speech
James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner WH Partners
09:05 – 09:30 Malta 2022 and ahead
Moderator: Olga Finkel, Co-Managing Partner WH Partners
Speakers: Carl Brincat, CEO Malta Gaming Authority; Pontus Lindwall, President/CEO Betsson AB; Christian Sammut, CEO BMIT; Henric Andersson, CEO and Co-founder SuprNation; Enrico Bradamante, Chairman iGEN
09:30 – 09:55 Market consolidation: Is there any room left for start-ups and a mid-market?
Moderator: James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner WH Partners
Speakers: David McLeish, Partner Wiggin; Gil White, Managing Partner HFN; Nicholas Aquilina, Partner Brandl Talos; Johan Styren, CEO Dilanti Media
09:55 – 10:20 Regulatory update (I) Germany & Netherlands
Moderator: Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner Melchers Law
Speakers: Frieder Backu, Partner, Witzel Erb Backu & Partner; Robert Lenzhofer, CEO & Co-Founder Hölle Games; Roger Tyrzyk, Country Manager IDnow
10:20 – 10:45 Player claims for losses on the increase: What steps can operators take to minimise exposure?
Moderator: Davinia Cutajar, Partner WH Partners
Speakers: Christian Rapani, Partner Rapani Law; Matthias Spitz Senior Partner Melchers Law; Claus Hambach, Partner Hambach & Hambach; Peter Higgins, Commercial Mediator Peter Higgins Mediation
10:45 – 11:10 Gaming & Tax: Tax aspects of M&A in the online gaming industry
Moderator: Ramona Azzopardi, Partner WH Partners
Speakers: Daniel Lipman, Partner HFN; Eduardo Gracia, Head of Tax EMEA & US Ashurst; Motti Gil, CFO Aspire Global; Levgenia Derbal, Chief Legal Officer Parimatch
11:10 - 11:20 Keynote Speech Minister for Economy and Industry Malta
11:20 – 11:45 Regulatory update (II) UK & Sweden
Moderator: Nick Nocton, Partner Mishcon de Reya
Speakers: David Zeffman, Partner CMS UK; Henrik Norsk Hoffmann, Partner Nordic Gambling
11:45 – 12:10 Payments: Payment method innovation in the gaming industry
Moderator: Joseph F. Borg, Partner WH Partners
Speakers: Elton Dimech, Managing Director Moneybite; Andreas Glarner, Partner MME; Erika Federis, Associate CMS UK; Luiz Felipe Maia, Founding Partner FYMSA
12:10 – 12:35 Regulatory & technical compliance: Can outsourcing play a role in optimising compliance processes?
Moderator: Robert Zammit, Partner WH Partners
Speakers: Rakele Cini, Consultant WH Partners; Antonio Zanghi, CEO Maxima Compliance; Alexander Tomic, CEO Alea; André Wilsenach, Consultant Regulatory Compliance
12:35 – 13:00 Data Protection & Online Gambling: What are the challenges?
Moderator: Patrick Massa, Senior Associate WH Partners
Speakers: Ian Deguara, Information and Data Protection Commissioner for Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner Malta; Yanica Sant, General Counsel Malta Gaming Authority; Adriana Minovic, Head of Data Privacy Betsson; Gordon Grech, Co-Founder
13:00 - 13:05: Closing speech, James Scicluna
13:05 – 13:10 Welcome speech, Marc Ellinger President IMGL
13:10 – 13:45 From player protection to advertising - is responsibility the new keyword for a successful long-term gambling business?
Moderator: Chris Elliott, Senior Associate Wiggin
Speakers: Santiago Asensi, Managing Partner Asensi Abogados; Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer Playtech; Simon Planzer, Partner Planzer Law; Kevin ONeill, General Manager Responsible Gaming Foundation
13:45 – 14:20 Advertising: can regulation save the affiliate industry, or will it kill it?
Moderator: Quirino Mancini, Partner Tonucci
Speakers: Susan Breen, Partner Mishcon de Reya; Jason Chess, Partner Wiggin;
Luis Carvalho, Senior Legal Counsel Clever Advertising
14:20 - 14:55 Regulatory update (III) US & Canada
Moderator: Marc Ellinger, President IMGL
Speakers: Jeremy Kleiman, Attorney Saiber LLC; Susan Hensel, Co-Founder Hensel Grad P.C; Ron Segev, Founding Partner Segev LLP; Paul Burns, President & CEO Canadian Gaming Association
14:55 - 15:00 Closing Speech, Marc Ellinger President IMGL