John Hagan

John Hagan

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Specialising in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law, John is recognised by the independent guides as a leading gambling lawyer and is described as “popular with clients because of the lengths to which he goes to understand their specific needs”. Sources commend his “modern mind and ability to understand what operators want”, with others stating that “he knows the regulatory law inside out and is extremely well respected by everyone”.

John qualified in 1993, practising as a commercial litigator before specialising in gambling law from 1998. He has advised many of the world’s largest gambling operators as well as governments and trade associations. He is frequently instructed by other leading law firms, private equity firms and banks to provide specialist licensing and regulatory expertise in respect of corporate investments and transactions.

An experienced advocate, a frequent and respected conference speaker and a regular contributor of articles to national and international gaming publications. John is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and International Masters of Gaming Law. He is the current Vice-President of IAGA, the Chair of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling and the Deputy Chairman of GamCare, the leading problem gambling charity in the UK.

John read law at University College Dublin and his personal interests include golf, rugby, football and chess.