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James Scicluna


James.Scicluna's picture Partner, WH Partners
Level 5 Quantum House, 75 Abate Rigord Street,
Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1120
Office: +356 209 25 100
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.whpartners.eu

James Scicluna, Partner at WH Partners in Malta is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Maltese advocate. Prior to co-founding WH Partners, he was General Counsel and Chief of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs for Betclic, the European online gaming & betting group. Previously, worked as a solicitor with Jeffrey Green Russell’s (now Gordon Dadds) company and commercial team in London. James has strong cross border expertise in regulatory affairs and significant experience in acting for gaming clients in M&A deals and big ticket sports sponsorship. He provides advice mainly to the Gaming, Financial Services, Real Estate and Hospitality industries. His areas of expertise are: government relations, gambling regulation, devising strategic commercial solutions within a regulated environment, IPR licensing, sport sponsorship, brand development and protection, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate and tax structuring, joint ventures, crowd funding and European Union law, especially in so far as the Internal Market is concerned. He has also acted on the financing of corporate deals with underlying investments in real estate and the trade financing of businesses in the UK. James is ranked as a leading lawyer in several practice areas, including Gaming & Gambling by the foremost independent legal directories. He is also a lecturer in Gaming Law at the University of Malta. James holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta and an LLM in International Business Law from University College London, UK. Besides being a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, he is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and the International Bar Association.