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Nick Nocton

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Nick is a Partner in the Corporate department and a regulatory and commercial specialist in the Betting and Gaming group. With nearly 20 years' experience advising companies from all parts of the gambling and gaming industries, Nick's practice addresses commercial and regulatory matters, including licensing and regulation, commercial contracts, IP and IT, data protection, anti-money laundering, dispute resolution and corporate/M&A.

Nick is active in rapidly evolving areas such as skill gaming, eSports, social gaming and gamification generally, where the regulated sector is converging with media and entertainment industries. Particular areas of expertise include gambling licensing and regulation, compliance issues associated with remote gambling and commercial advice to the regulated gambling sector.

Nick's clients include multinational operators (remote and non-remote gambling); software developers; gaming machine and equipment manufacturers; investors and financial institutions; as well as regulators.

Nick is identified as a "gaming and betting expert" by Chambers UK with clients deeming him a "tremendous lawyer". Nick is also a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and is the Editor of IMGL's European Gaming Lawyer journal.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP


University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Nocton - 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, 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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