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We are a group of dynamic lawyers and legal consultants following the vision of providing legal services tailor-made for companies operating in iGaming and Entertainment & Social Gaming and Esports sectors. Lawyers with business acumen is what the gaming industry needs. Our lawyers have also worked as lead in-house counsel for global entertainment and game companies. We are advicing  businesses from start-ups to global publishers, small and medium-size game studios, online platforms and individuals.

We are not just traditional lawyers, we are gaming enthusiasts who want to be part of developing legal services in the fields of iGaming and Entertainment & Social Gaming and Esports sectors. Your business is our business.

“Your business is our business!”

 

Extensive network

Global knowledge pool

We offer one point of contact and knowledge pool for the Nordics, Malta, DACH and CIS regions. Further, we are relying on an extensive network of other local legal and business professionals with whom we have worked together for years. Let us help you to get in touch with the industry experts.

Minna Ripatti

FOUNDING PARTNER & ATTORNEY AT LAW BASED IN FINLAND

“I am originally from a small town from the southern part of Finland from which I moved to the beautiful city of Turku in pursuit of both a legal and a business degree.

I have spent over a decade abroad living and working in Austria, Switzerland, and Malta. During this time, I have worked as an expert gaming lawyer for a prominent Austrian law firm, in-house legal counsel for a large game provider, and also provided legal consultation for both B2C and B2B companies operating in the iGaming and Entertainment sectors. Now is the right time to bring together the Nordic way of doing business, niche legal expertise, and international network of top-notch legal professionals in the field of gaming; all of this culminates in Legal Gaming.

Lawyers with business acumen are what the gaming industry needs. Your business is our business. Legal Gaming is able to provide its clients with quality legal advice because we understand the gaming industry and how businesses operate in that sector.”

“Your business is our business.”

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Antti Koivula

PARTNER & LEGAL ADVISOR BASED IN FINLAND

Being highly analytical detail orientated and passionate about football and the iGaming industry, I got side-tracked while pursuing a law career and ended up working for 12 years as a professional sports bettor. During those years, I built a deep practical understanding of the industry. I worked in cooperation with several sports betting syndicates, ran a highly successful tipster service, cooperates with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports and the National Bureau of Investigation in match-fixing related matters  and provided background information and interviews to the media.  All that while staking  a considerable amount of my own money  with sharp bookmakers for constant long-term profit. 

While working as a professional sports bettor, I graduated as Bachelor of Laws from the Tallinn Technical University in 2014 and Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki in 2021. My passion towards the iGaming industry was strongly present during my studies. The topic of my Bachelor thesis was “Legality of Finnish Sports Betting Monopoly under EU Law” and Master thesis “Match-fixing in Football and the problem of its Punishability in Finland.” I have published peer-reviewed law articles regarding both subjects, one of which was recommended  by the Interpol for its practical insights. Last ten years I have closely followed the developments, both legal and practical, of the iGaming industry with utmost interest, especially regarding Finland and the EU. 

“Your business is our business.”

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Heikki Koivula

SENIOR IGAMING COMPLIANCE ADVISOR BASED IN MALTA

I entered iGaming industry for a small company whose operations were based in a 2-bedroom apartment that was converted into an office. In the iGaming industry businesses are capable of growing rapidly and so did we, going from few employees to over a hundred just in a couple of years. I got the privilege to go through the growth stage in various key roles and to participate in setting up B2C operations, such as KYC, CS, Risk, Fraud and Payments, and RG. By getting the chance to concentrate on RG, I gained experience from regulatory compliance, license applications, different legislations and regulations, technical compliance, information security management systems and so on. At this point the entity I worked for had changed from operator to B2B-business as a platform provider, game-aggregator and white-label solution, within the same group.

B2B-side, particularly the license applications, got me to see the bigger picture more clearly. I gained an understanding of things such as how much work modifying your own platform can be, how complex process it can be to meet all the regulatory and technical compliance requirements, how much work is behind that game labs logo on your front-end design etc. I find all of this fascinating and I am excited to look forward to the new projects ahead!

“Your business is our business.”

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Maarit Levoniemi

LEGAL ADVISOR & OFFICE MANAGER BASED IN FINLAND

From a very young age, I knew I wanted to become a lawyer. I am originally from a small town in western Finland, however, I have studied law at the University of Turku. Further, I have also studied law in the beautiful city of Stockholm. I have worked for years  for a medium sized law firm in Helsinki. Further, I have worked for a Finnish non-governmental organisation as a lawyer.  

At Legal Gaming I am working as an office manager and legal advisor. It is my responsibility to take care of our customers and make sure that the business runs smoothly.  Alongside with my duties an as office manager, I still get to do what I love the most – namely, assist our clients with various legal issues.  

“Your business is our business.”

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Our Partners

We are cooperating with leading legal experts in order to provide our clients with top-notch legal services and advice. Our partners are famous for their quality services and long-lasting client relationships. 

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