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Harris Hagan

John Hagan

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Gaming
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John Hagan is a notable figure in the industry, recognised for his expertise in corporate, regulatory and licensing matters concerning online and land-based gambling. He counts a number of key names in the gaming industry among his clients, with additional experience advising start-ups and investors.
"He has built up a huge breadth of knowledge and experience." "John is responsive and gives clear and practical advice." "He is a well-respected lawyer who has a wide reach in the industry. He takes time to ensure that he is engaged across the industry and remains focused on the international legal landscape."
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John co-founded Harris Hagan with Julian Harris in May 2004. Specialising in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law, and with over 20 years’ of gambling law experience, John is recognised as a leading gambling lawyer by operators, suppliers and regulators throughout the world. He advises many of the world’s largest land-based and online gambling businesses (B2C and B2B), as well as many start-ups, investors and leading law firms. John has extensive gambling legal, regulatory and licensing experience advising on legal classification, non-remote and remote operating licence applications, casino competitions and premises licensing, personal applications, change of corporate control applications, transaction due diligence, corporate investments and transactions, complex group restructuring and the rationalisation of group licences. He also has extensive compliance and enforcement experience advising on general compliance and reporting requirements, compliance assessments, regulatory investigations, corporate evaluations, operating and personal licence reviews, and developing associated remedial compliance programmes and action plans.

John is recognised by Chambers UK as “extremely deep knowledge and real understanding of client challenges with regulators”. Chambers Global sources commend his “modern mind and ability to understand what the operators want,” with others stating that “he knows the regulatory law inside out and is extremely well respected by everyone.”

Career

Articled Wedlake Bell; qualified in 1993; Biddle (then Pinsents) 1998-2004. Founding partner of specialist gambling and leisure practice, Harris Hagan, in May 2004.

Professional Memberships

President of International Association of Gaming Advisors. Deputy Chairman of GamCare, the leading problem gambling charity in the UK. Former Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling. Member of International Masters of Gaming Law.

Personal

University College Dublin 1986-89. Leisure interests include golf, rugby, football and chess

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