We regularly advise start-ups and international gabling operators setting up business in Australia including advising on industry specific regulatory regimes, applications for new gambling-related licenses and approvals, renewals and variations. Advising generally in relation to dealings with regulators, new or varied product offerings and advertising, responsible gambling, social gaming products and virtual currencies.
Advising on corporate structuring and compliance with specific regulatory requirements, joint venture and shareholder agreements, specialised due diligence (including for investors, banks and other financial sponsors), software agreements, e-commerce contracts, security arrangements (including Personal Property Securities) and privacy.
Gambling Advertising, including online, is regulated both at a Federal and state and territory level in Australia. We advise clients in relation to gambling advertising content and providing advertising approvals prior to their advertisements being published or broadcast and ensuring compliance with advertising laws and regulations. Read more about gambling advertising.
Advising in relation to competition and anti-trust laws, including new product offerings, advertising campaigns, development of marketing policies and terms and conditions.
Advising in relation to potential breaches and formal and informal regulatory investigations by local gambling authorities, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), law enforcement and other statutory bodies.
Advising in relation to changes to existing or new regulations. This includes advising on the Point of Consumption Tax, National Consumer Protection Framework and the additional minimum measures required of operators.
We assist local lawyers and service providers who do not have gambling law and regulation expertise. We also assist international lawyers and attorneys in relation to gambling law and regulation issues in Australia.