Confirmed speakers will discuss gambling legislation in the region, are industry-recognized personalities, personalities permanently invited to international seminars and conferences.
The REGIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT panel is part of the Central European Gambling Summit 20 – CEGS20, an event that will take place from 10 to 11 March at the Magic Place Grant in Bucharest.
Those wishing to participate in the event must complete the Registration Form below.
NOTE: Entrance to the boutique-style exhibition running in parallel is FREE !
The new legislation proposed in Serbia, the Ukrainian gambling law or the Romanian legislation to prevent money laundering or the GDPR are just a few topics that will be presented and debated by the speakers from the REGIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT panel, moderated by Dan Iliovici, ROMBET Vice President.
ANA-MARIA BACIU – MANAGING PARTNER, SIMION & BACIU
Ana-Maria Baciu is a regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients in various industries, including gambling, IT, e-commerce or pharmaceuticals, for more than 20 years.
In the gaming field, Ana-Maria has been guiding betting & gaming companies, solution providers, marketing affiliates, other companies with interest in this sector and industry relevant associations, on the full range of regulatory and operational gaming aspects.
She previously coordinated teams of individuals at the largest and oldest Romanian law firm.
A regular contributor to industry publications and speaker to gambling or intellectual property international events, she is a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”), a not for profit association comprising over 340 members globally, involved in most material gambling sector developments and issues worldwide.
TEODORA LUCA – PARTNER, MIHAI LUCA LAW OFFICE
Teodora Luca offers consulting on strategic, commercial and regulatory issues, especially for companies in the games, financial and real estate industries.
Having a solid experience in the field of gambling, Teodora made a significant contribution to changing the legal framework and provided advice to operators and service providers on a wide range of legal issues, such as the process of obtaining licenses and authorizations, consulting on when preparing documents (internal procedures, agreements, terms and conditions), as well as on the resolution of disputes.
Teodora is a frequent contributor to specialized publications and a constant presence among speakers invited to national and international conferences in the field of gambling.
IRYNA SERGIENKO – MANAGING PARTNER, SPORTS & GAMING LAWYERS
Iryna Sergienko is a recognized Ukrainian expert in the field of legal regulation of gambling and sports law. She has been practicing gambling law from 2012, when she headed legal department of the international gaming holding company “Pari-Match”. In 2015, Iryna Sergienko opened the practice of gaming law as a partner of Fomin, Sergienko & Partners Law Firm, which successfully represented interests of betting business in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. From 2019 she became a managing partner of the law company Sports&Gaming Lawyers, which is now a part of Aleksandrov&partners group.
In 2014 as a director-general of All-Ukrainian Union for Bookmaking Development, Iryna, for the first time in the history of the industry, initiated the dialogue between representatives of investors, public authorities, sports and public organizations on implementation of European standards of legal regulation of gambling in Ukraine. Since 2015 she was a member of the Interagency working group at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the consideration and resolution of problematic issues in the field of gambling and lotteries. In 2016, Iryna Sergienko headed the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association. Her appointment as chairman of the Coordinating council for socially responsible legalization of casino in 2017, continued a dialogue between regulators and business. As a consultant to the Committee on family, youth policy, sports and tourism of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and as a member of the Ethics and fair play committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) she contributed to drafting of bills in the field of sports law and gambling issues.
Iryna Sergienko was an active participant of international conferences, including the ICE Totally Gaming, the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC), the Russian Gaming Week conference, and the Ukrainian Gaming Congress, International gaming conference “Game On Congress”, Gaming Congress of Belarus, conference “Fantasy Sport Ukraine – 2016 ”. Ukrainian Gaming Summit in Ukraine (UGS) etc.
Iryna Sergienko was an ideologue and co-author of bilingual publication (in Ukrainian and English), “Legal regulation of gambling business: European experience, practices in post-Soviet countries, perspectives for Ukraine” (2015), which became an important achievement of the Ukrainian community of legal experts.. The book served as an important informative source for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in development of the state policy and anti-corruption measures in the gambling industry.
Now Iryna Sergienko is an active member of the working group, which is developing the Bill No. 22-85-d on state regulation of activities regarding the organization and conduct of gambling in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Iryna Sergienko’s life credo: “First of all, each one must remain a human being.”
ALEXANDAR KOVACEVIC – FOUNDING PARTNER, KOVACEVIC / KOLESAR
Aleksandar Kovacevic is Founding Partner in Law Firm Kovacevic/Kolesan with over 10 years of professional experience. Aleksandar Kovacevic provides legal and regulatory advice to operators in gambling industry focusing on the land-based and remote gambling sector in the Republic of Serbia.
Aleksandar is particularly specialized in the following practice areas: Commercial law, with particular focus on due diligence and M&A, Gaming & Gambling Law, Real-estate Law and IP Law.
Kovacevic/Kolesan Attorneys at Law provide to clients legal services with strategic approach in M&A, licensing and regulatory.
MUGUREL OLARIU – DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, RPD-DATA PROTECTION
Mugurel Olariu graduated the Faculty of Law, a post-graduate course in international law and holds two Master’s degrees, one in Administrative Law and Contemporary Public Administration and one in National Security Information Management.
Initiated and participated in the elaboration of the normative act became the Law no. 238/2009 and elaborated the draft Code of Conduct for the Protection of Personal Data in the Gambling Industry, initiated by the associations ROMBET, ROMSLOT, ROMANIAN BOOKMAKERS, AOPJNR and EXPROGAME.
Throughout the two days of the event, a boutique-style B2B exhibition will work in parallel.
ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITION IS FREE OF CHARGE!
Partners of the Central European Gambling Summit 20 are:
Platinum Partner – BMM testlabs.
Gold Partner – DGL PRO and Get’s Bet companies and ROMBET association.
Silver Partner – the companies Superbet and Game World.
Partner for Legislation – Simion & Baciu.
Partners – ExPlayner, Smart Games and Romanian Bookmakers and ROMSLOT.
Media Partners – FinancialIntelligence.ro, OnlineCasinoReports.com and GameSpectrum.bg