Provided by Ron Segev
Ron Segev is a founding partner of Segev LLP. Ron is a practical-minded business lawyer with a keen eye for opportunity, but also a sensitivity to risk.
Ron is a specialized iGaming lawyer and assists online gaming, social gaming, skill games, sports books, daily fantasy sports, esports, v-sports, live-dealer, and other gaming and betting clients worldwide with their commercial, IP, transactional, licensing, regulatory and compliance needs. Ron has worked with all industry participants including developers, studios, publishers, and others. Ron has extensive experience in the iGaming sector and has appeared as an expert speaker on the topic for various media outlets and at various high-profile events, and conferences. Ron is also a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a Band-1 lawyer in Canada, Chambers’ highest ranking.
Ron directs our busy Securities team through the complexities of private/public finance in a landscape that sees rapid market and legislative changes. Ron has considerable experience assisting clients in highly regulated industries (gaming, blockchain, cannabis, for example) with their financing needs and guides our team to ensure our clients meet their objectives.
Ron also heads up Segev LLP’s technology practice group and works with a wide variety of technology clients including data analytics companies, digital media and creative agencies, online marketers and affiliates, e-commerce companies, software, SaaS, enterprise software (CRM, ERP, etc.) and app developers, and interactive-entertainment, esports, iGaming and betting companies.
Under Segev LLP’s technology practice group, Ron has experience working with some of the brightest distributed ledger technology companies in Canada, and worldwide. He works with blockchain application development companies, miners, brokers, token projects, DeFi, GameFi, Web3, NFT and other multiverse related projects.
Ron is also counsel to multiple lawful cannabis companies, assisting them with their corporate, commercial, transactional and private and public financing needs.
Ron can assist in establishing key relationships and partnerships, negotiating joint ventures, navigating mergers & acquisitions and other deals, and addressing corporate development needs. Ron also has a broad network of potential partners to help connect you with the people you need to realize your vision.
Recent speaking engagements:
Life as a Public Company: Issues and Opportunities Panel – SiGMA Americas – June 8, 2022
Going Public in the Canadian Market – SiGMA Americas – June 8, 2022
Betting with Bitcoin: The Gaming Industry's Next Growth Prospect – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 8, 2022
Tech Law in relation to Americas Gaming – SiGMA Americas – June 7, 2022
Gaming Law in Americas - SiGMA Americas – June 7, 2022
Tax Breaks, Time Zones, Talent & Tickertape – The 4Ts and the Larger Gaming Opportunity in Canada – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 7, 2022
Mobile Gaming App Technology: Implications for Cross-Border Regulatory Jurisdiction Disputes/Cooperation between International, US, and Indian Country Regulators – IMGL Seattle – April 28, 2022
Global Market Roundtable Canada – ICE VOX – April 12, 2022
Crypto Catchup with Segev LLP – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup, January 26, 2022
How Player Tracking Is Changing The Way Bettors Analyse Their Betting Data – SiGMA Europe, November 17, 2021
Regulatory Update US & Canada – SiGMA Europe, November 16, 2021
The Canadian Gaming Industry Updates – Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup, November 12, 2021
Crypto Catchup with Segev LLP – Tech Conference Americas, November 8, 2021
Crypto and Payment systems: their development and future – Casino Esports Conference, October 7, 2021
Jumping the hurdle of legal issues specific to gambling and esports gaming for Profit – Casino Esports Conference, October 6, 2021
Betting on Canada – is this the year? – SBC Digital North America, June 9, 2021
Canadian gambling industry in the spotlight – Gaming Americas Q2 Meetup, April 29, 2021
What innovation is being used to overcome challenges in payments – SBC Digital Payments, April 29, 2021
Canada Online Gaming, onwards and upwards in 2021 – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup, January 28, 2021
Canada’s PASPA moment – iGaming Business, January 28, 2021
International Masters of Gaming Law
Canadian Gaming Association
Canadian Gaming Business, June 10, 2022 – The 4Ts & the Canadian gaming opportunity
SiGMA World, May 2022 - Segev LLP on iGaming in Canada’s Provinces: Ontario and Beyond
SiGMA Magazine, Spring/Summer 2022 Issue 18 – eSports: A Gaming Powerhouse
AIBC, November 18, 2021 The State of Crypto in Gaming
iGaming Business, August 18, 2021, Ontario: is the province’s hands-off approach illegal?
GPWA Times Magazine, August 2020, Issue 50, A New Frontier
The Licensing Journal, February 2020, Volume 40, Number 2, Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?
Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine, Fall 2019 Edition, Cover Story, Ontario’s Online Gaming Liberalization: Looking into the Crystal Ball
Canadian Gaming Business Magazine, Spring 2019 Edition, Page 16, The Canadian Competitive Advantage
iGaming Business, October 13, 2017, Why Blockchain is a Game-Changer for the iGaming Industry
Canadian Gaming Lawyer, Volume 10, No. 2, Fall 2017; First Nations Gaming in Canada: A Case for Reform
iGaming Business North America, Issue 25, June/July 2016; Canadian Update: The Quebec Wall
iGaming Business North America, Issue 22, December/January 2016; Raising Money in the Great White North: Why Canada is a hotbed of iGaming Finance Activity
American Gaming Lawyer, Volume 11, No. 2, Autumn 2015; Online Gaming: Are You Rolling the Dice with Roll Playing Games? (Co-authored with Eric Stein and David McHugh)
iGaming Business North America, Issue 17, February/March 2015; Canada: At the Crossroads? A Review of Recent Changes to the Canadian iGaming Landscape
iNTERGAMING, Issue 5, 2014, The Canadian Opportunity; Working with BCLC and Playnow.com
English and Hebrew
Vancouver-based founding partner Ron Segev is distinguished in the Canadian gaming and licensing space for his deep-seated experience in the online gaming sector. With complementary securities and technology expertise, he frequently represents betting companies, as well as clients from e-sports and iGaming.
"Ron is the most knowledgeable lawyer in the space.'' "Ron is well versed in the gaming world and excellent at what he does."