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Harris Hagan

Julian Harris

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Ranked in : Gaming
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Julian Harris has enviable expertise handling matters for gambling companies and casinos both domestically and abroad. His practice includes advising on change of corporate control, premises and remote operating licence applications, among other matters.
"Julian has a wealth of experience and is able to guide clients through complex issues; he is particularly skilful at creating solutions which are designed to provide an effective business framework going forward."
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Julian co-founded Harris Hagan with John Hagan in May 2004. He came to specialise in this sector representing the Gaming Board for Great Britain (the then British regulator) for five years early in his career.

Specialising in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law, and with over 30 years’ experience of gambling law, Julian 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. Julian 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. Julian has also advised a number of government and regulatory authorities on the drafting of gambling legislation (primary and secondary).

Julian is recognised by Chambers UK as “extremely good at dealing with regulators” and in Chambers Global “draws wide-ranging praise as “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “a legend” in the field.”

Career

Articled at Beachcrofts. Qualified 1980; Partner Gregory, Rowcliffe & Co 1983-86; Nicholson Graham Jones 1986-88; Shoosmiths 1988-1993. Pinsents (then Biddle), 1993-2004. Founding of specialist gambling and leisure practice, Harris Hagan, in May 2004.

Professional Memberships

Counselor and past President of International Association of Gaming Advisors; International Masters of Gaming Law; European Forum for the Study of Gambling; Advisory Board of Global Gaming Expo, Las Vegas.

Publications

Joint editor, and co-author of the UK chapters, of Chambers Global Practice Guide to Gambling and Thomson Reuters Practical Law Global Guide to Gaming Law. Harris Hagan has published numerous guides to aspects of gambling law, and at every stage throughout the process leading to the Gambling Act 2005. Regular contributor to industry and specialist legal publications, and broadcaster.

Personal

Born in 1955, in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Educated at Wellingborough School (1963-1973), Magdalene College, Cambridge (1974-77). Leisure interests include vintage cars, vintage wines, photography and shooting.

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