Gaming | Live Entertainment
Online Gambling, Casinos, Sports Betting, Ticketing, Venue Management, Shows & Events
Providers of gaming and live entertainment services face continuous regulatory changes and technical developments. Our clients seek support in managing the associated business challenges and in structuring their business relationships with partners and customers.
We advise leading national and international gaming service providers – both casinos and Internet gambling services – in gambling and lottery law. MME is an exclusive general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a member of the self-regulating organisation of the Swiss Casino Association (SRO SCV).
Our attorneys regularly act as advisors to the SRO SCV and assist the industrial federation of Swiss Gambling Houses as well as national and international supervisors and gaming providers in the implementation of legal and regulatory provisions.
Legal questions have become more and more complex in the domain of live entertainment and ticketing, covering matters such as alliances, data protection, security, contract partners, debt collection, use of infrastructure, public law authorisations, distribution channels, etc. On an international level, the industry is undergoing a process of consolidation and restructuring. We advise ticketing companies, promotors, artists, venue managers and technical experts in overcoming these challenges.
Dr. Luka Mueller-Studer and Dr. Andreas Glarner regularly advise various online service providers, domestic casinos and foreign online gaming providers. Dr. Balz Hoesly is the chairman of Switzerland’s largest indoor venue (Hallenstadion Zurich) and was chairman of the board of the Swiss market leader in ticketing (Ticketcorner).
In need of legal or tax advice? We look forward to contacting you.
From the magazine
Money Gaming Act: IP-Blocking of operators
On 1 March 2017, the Swiss Parliament deliberated on the new draft of a revised gambling law. In the discussion, two issues were of particular significance and have been hotly disputed: Who will qualify to apply for an online licence? How will foreign operators be detained from the Swiss market? The Parliament has thereby decided to only grant licenses to terrestrial casinos and to block foreign operators through IP-Blocking.
Spotify on Blockchain
Blockchain technology can validate and register transaction without a need for a central authority. Thus, transactional relationships may be managed in a fully automated, secure and transparent way. At the meeting of the IP board of the ZAV on 30 January 2017, Dr. Andreas Glarner explored how blockchain technology and smart contracts could be used to transform how music and films are being distributed.All magazine reports