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Wiggin LLP

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Stephen Ketteley

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Wiggin LLP

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Betting & Gaming


Steve is a partner and the co-head of the Betting & Gaming Practice. Steve is a commercial, regulatory and technology lawyer. He concentrates on advising clients on all operational and regulatory aspects of their businesses, with a particular expertise in the infrastructure of on-line gambling and gaming industries. Steve acts for operators and suppliers alike by drafting, negotiating and advising on matters such as intellectual property, software licensing and development, white-label supply agreements and affiliate arrangements and advises on the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions and the corresponding issues affecting investors, lenders and intermediaries. Clients include operators, software suppliers, financial services providers, investors and, generally, stakeholders in the online gambling industry.


DLA Piper - Partner (August 2011 – December 2015) Berwin Leighton Paisner - Partner (May 2006 – August 2011 ) Ashurst - Associate (September 1998 – May 2006)


International Masters of Gaming Law


University of Liverpool (1992 – 1995) St. Edward's School (1986 – 1991)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Ketteley - Wiggin LLP

Within: Gaming and betting

Wiggin LLP  provides ‘top-notch guidance’ to a range of clients across the betting, poker, media and sports sectors, amongst others, and regularly advises major banks and payment processors on gambling-related issues. Practice head Stephen Ketteley ‘brings a depth of knowledge which is second to none and manages to think two or three steps ahead’. He recently advised on a number of UK Gambling Commission investigations into apparent compliance failings, and continuing to advise bet365 and William Hill on regulatory matters. Other notable lawyers in the team include Simon Bernholt, who joined in early 2018 from Playtech, advises clients across the full range of commercial and regulatory matters. Jason Chess is the other key figure and has significant expertise in online gambling, lotteries, competitions and promotions. He is advising Worldpay on regulatory issues facing online gambling operators and their service providers on a global basis.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

The 'quick, thorough' team at Wiggin LLP provides 'tailored advice and an excellent level of service', 'turning work around in very short timeframes'; its industry knowledge is 'second to none', and it inspires 'complete confidence' in clients. Media rights transactions are its core strength: group head Ross Sylvester, who has 'great business knowledge which he uses expertly to address the key issues', advised Perform Group on its partnership with the National Football League (NFL), giving it broadcast rights for NFL games across over a hundred countries. He also assisted DAZN with winning the German and Japanese broadcast rights for Champions League and Europa League matches. Other clients include Manchester United and PokerStars. Betting and gaming expert Stephen Ketteley, who is 'very personable but can fight in the trenches with the best of them', 'works at pace without compromising attention to detail'.

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