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AFRICA HOUSE, 70 KINGSWAY, LONDON, WC2B 6AH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3321 7000
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Fax 020 7404 5982
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37954 KINGSWAY
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London, New York

Susan Breen

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Work 0203 321 7434
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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Corporate commercial.

Position

Susan is a Partner in the Corporate Department and  leads the firm’s highly ranked Betting and Gaming group.  She has a broad based practice advising on corporate finance including public and private M&A transactions and on regulatory and commercial issues for clients in the betting and gaming sector.  Susan has been involved in many of the landmark transactions in the sector over the past 17 years.  Much of her work is international with a particular focus on helping clients buy or build businesses in an environment that has become increasingly complex from a legal, regulatory and tax perspective.  Clients include major operators, Regulators, Governments and service providers. Susan has been praised by leading professional publications, the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for her work in this sector.  She is acknowledged as having a ‘strong intellectual understanding of the sector’ and as a ‘go to’ lawyer for her expertise in M&A and international regulatory work.  Susan has been recognised as a Business Affairs expert in the 2014 Super Lawyers directory and ranked as one of the best UK lawyers for Gaming and Gambling by Chambers Global 2015.  She is a Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Career

Trained Orpen Franks, Dublin; qualified Ireland 1985; qualified England and Wales 1991; partner Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; partner Mishcon de Reya 2004. Directorships: Waterman Chemicals Ltd (dormant); ISC Gaming Plc Legal editor ‘The Practitioner’s Corporate Finance Manual’ (published by CCH for ICAEAW).

Languages

Conversational French.

Education

Our Lady’s Templeogue, Dublin; University College, Dublin (1980 BA Hons); College of Law, Dublin (1981-84 professional qualification).


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Leading individuals

Susan Breen - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Gaming and betting

Mishcon de Reya LLP's team handles the full gamut of legal and regulatory matters affecting the gaming and betting area, and is notably strong in corporate and M&A transactions, IPOs and restructurings. Other areas of expertise include compliance and licensing issues, social and computer gaming, and matters under European law. Highlights included advising Catena Operations, a subsidiary of Catena Media, on its acquisition of sports affiliate site, Bettingpro.com for £13.9 million, and advising on the £200 million acquisition of Inspired Gaming Group and its affiliates. Practice head Susan Breen is praised for being ‘a pre-eminent lawyer in the sector; she has a wealth of experience servicing clients on complex, cutting-edge transactions and provides the regulatory overlay which makes her skillset so unique in this sector’. Other partners in the practice include Nick Nocton, who specialises in regulatory and commercial matters, and Stuart McMaster, who focuses on gambling-sector work. Niki Stephens, a managing associate in the corporate department, also acts for gambling clients, advising clients on corporate and commercial matters. She also provides gambling licensing, regulatory and compliance advice to regulated gambling clients.

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