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Holmes offer practical advice on complying with Ireland’s betting, gaming, and lotteries law. We assist clients apply for and renew lottery licences, bookmaker licences, remote bookmaker licences and intermediary licences. We provide guidance on the acquisition of gaming and gambling businesses in mergers and acquisitions.

Our team provides sophisticated and commercial legal advice to national and international hotel chains, sports clubs and sports organizations, pubs, land based and online casinos, betting exchanges, lottery operators, bookmakers, suppliers of software and gaming equipment and banks / financial institutions.

We advise on the application of advertising laws, consumer protection laws and the Advertising Standards Authority Ireland (ASAI) Code of Standards for Advertising and Marketing Communications to gambling products and lotteries.

We draft and negotiate software licences of all types. Aside from inbound and outbound licences, we also work with clients to secure, protect, and monetise their intellectual property (including trademarks, domain names, content and databases).