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Dr. Joerg Hofmann Gaming Law


Dr. Joerg Hofmann is partner of the law firm MELCHERS with offices in Heidelberg, Berlin and Frankfurt. He is group leader of the gaming law practice group. Since mid of the 90th he established his reputation in advising the German bricks-and-mortar casinos in license and taxation matters and is now also advising the gaming industry in all sectors of gaming law and internet gaming including operators, manufacturers and suppliers of gaming equipment or devices as well as software and testing companies. Recognized as a well known specialist in gaming and licensing law, Joerg Hofmann is highly regarded by both operators and regulators. Since 2006 he has been member of the IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law), a non-profit organization of leading gambling experts, established in the USA and world-wide respected which is devoted to the enhancement and the exchange of knowledge and experience in all fields of gaming law. Since 2008 he has been appointed as member of the board and is now the internationally responsible secretary. In this position Joerg Hofmann has an excellent overview of developments in the field of gaming law in Germany, where currently significant changes of the


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legal environment are expected, and in other jurisdictions, in particular Europe. Joerg Hofmann acts regularly as speaker or moderator in international gaming law conferences domestic and abroad. He frequently publishes articles in international experts’ magazines and periodicals. He is member of the editorial board of “Gaming Law Review and Economics” and member of the advisory board of the research institute for gaming and bets at the University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and frequently lecturing at the University of Heidelberg. His law firm Melchers is advising dedicated clients of the gaming industry for more than 30 years. Gaming law was cultivated as one of the core competences of the law firm. Melchers in general is a business-oriented law firm and is capable of providing advice in all areas of business law by specialized lawyers. The professional expertise in the area of gambling law has made Melchers one of the prime addresses in Germany for the development of forward-thinking legal strategies to successfully introduce and sustain gambling products on the highly regulated German market or, in the event of regulatory measures, to make sure adequate legal reaction. The gaming law department of the firm, headed by Joerg Hofmann, is also experienced in lobbying and pays attention to a well-balanced communication with regulators.


Contact:


Dr. Joerg Hofmann MELCHERS law firm


Im Breitspiel 21, D-69126 Heidelberg Germany


Tel.: (+49)-06221-1850-141 Fax.:(+49)-06221-1850-100 Email: j.hofmann@melchers-law.com Website: www.melchers-law.com


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