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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 regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, licensing, 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.

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“. Legal 500 have recognised him as a Leading Individual in his sector. Nick is also a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP


University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

(Hall of Fame)

Nick NoctonMishcon de Reya LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP’s regulatory practice advises on the full range of licencing and compliance issues for gaming and betting clients, while the broader team has expertise covering M&A, intellectual property, data protection and tax. A particular focus in recent months has been investigations by the Gambling Commission; the team has frequently represented clients before the Commission’s Regulatory Panel. Practice head Susan Breen – ‘the leader extraordinaire’ – is a specialist in corporate law and advises many of the industry’s leading operators, service providers and business owners both in the UK and internationally. Nick Nocton is the leading regulatory practitioner and provides ‘clear, timely and well-considered’ advice on the regulatory aspects of cross-border M&A deals, reorganisations, business redomiciliations and joint ventures. The ‘meticulous‘ Niki Stephens acts for land-based and remote operators in connection with regulatory enforcement action by the Gambling Commission. Corporate partner Stuart McMaster is regarded as ‘a data protection expert‘ with regards to issues concerning the gambling sector.