Mar 29 / 2017
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Maltese lawyers ranked amongst the world’s 50 top gaming and gambling lawyers

WH Partners are pleased to announce that, following an independent review by Chambers & Partners, publishers of one of the leading directories of the legal profession who are widely respected for the independence and objectivity of their research have voted and ranked two of the firm’s partners, Dr Olga Finkel and Dr James Scicluna, amongst the World’s Top 50 Gaming and Gambling lawyers.

Having been consistently ranked in this category since 2011, Chambers & Partners have just released its 2017 ranking placing Olga Finkel amongst the top tier, that is, amongst the top 23 gaming and gambling lawyers in the world.

Chambers & Partners said the following:

Maltese lawyers ranked amongst the world’s 50 top gaming and gambling lawyersDr Olga Finkel is renowned for her work in Maltese gaming law, Olga Finkel is based at WH Partners, the firm she founded. She brings extensive corporate experience and technological savvy to her work for gaming clients. “She is very forthright but very malleable,” said one client. “She is the most knowledgeable person I have met when it comes to companies, shares and stock exchange rules. She is dynamic.” She acted for the online casinos and lotteries company Cherry in its acquisition of share capital in the gaming business Come On. Additionally, Finkel is praised by peers for her firm grasp on Maltese gaming regulations. Sources say: “She is a very good anchor to have in Malta and you can always be comfortable when Olga’s behind a matter.”

Maltese lawyers ranked amongst the world’s 50 top gaming and gambling lawyersDr James Scicluna is a founding partner of WH Partners in Malta. Sources are quick to highlight his strengths in commercial work for gaming clients, including major M&A advice. “James is very competent and gets straight to the point,” said one client. “He is knowledgeable about the industry and knows the metrics so you don’t have to explain how things work. He is able to wrap it up in a very short time.” Scicluna is also well versed in Maltese gaming regulations and has recently advised the Malta Gaming Authority on adapting the regulations.

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