Julian Harris wins VIXIO’s 2023 Compliance Lifetime Achievement Award
This special award recognises Julian’s unprecedented work in trailblazing a “culture of compliance and regulatory standards within the industry” for more than 40 years. During that time, Julian has advised many of the world’s largest online and land-based gambling companies, regulators, governments, financial institutions, and private equity firms on gambling law and regulation. Julian has also been at the forefront of thought leadership in the gambling sector, sharing his extensive experience and insight on various gambling regulatory issues by authoring many articles on the topic, including acting as editor of global publications on gambling law, and in his speeches at conferences across the world. He also served as President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the first person to do so from outside North America, testament to the esteem in which he is held amongst gaming advisers worldwide.
Julian first came to specialise in gambling law in 1981 representing the Gaming Board for Great Britain (the then British regulator). He co-founded Harris Hagan with John Hagan in 2004, in anticipation of the Gambling Act 2005 and the expected growth of the gambling industry in Great Britain. It was a bold and inspired decision at a time when niche law firms were rare in the City of London.
Upon receiving this distinguished award, Julian commented:
“I am greatly honoured and humbled by this award. I have felt privileged to have enjoyed being a part of this exciting industry for some 40 years, working with industry, fellow advisers and regulators internationally.
To receive this award from such a distinguished panel of judges and from the most respected global regulatory awards is particularly gratifying.”
The 2023 Global Regulatory Awards will take place on 29 November 2023.