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Jamie Nettleton


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"My clients rely on me to help them navigate complex regulations and advances in technology so they can get business done and make investments."

Jamie has developed a deep expertise advising on the complex and increasingly restrictive regulations that affect operators and investors in the gaming and gambling sectors. His pre-eminent understanding of these sectors is consistently recognised in legal benchmark surveys and directories.

This global reputation sees Jamie’s guidance sought by Australian and international gaming machine manufacturers, wagering operators, casinos, social media platforms, online gambling and other gambling service providers. His clear advice and commercial approach help them navigate licensing, regulatory and compliance issues, sports and racing integrity, consumer, advertising and privacy law issues.

Jamie’s experience is particularly valued by clients looking to enter these sectors, including inbound and outbound investors into gambling businesses. In this capacity, he has advised many leading private equity firms.

Jamie’s expertise extends to assistance to international parties in setting up business in Australia. He works closely with clients in developing their Australian business strategies, particularly in connection with the use of new technologies and where business is being conducted in a highly regulated sector. In addition to advising gambling industry participants and investors, he has assisted numerous direct selling/MLM companies, as well as retailers and e-commerce companies in understanding the Australian regulatory environment.

Jamie has been recognised as a leading gambling and gaming lawyer by several key ranking bodies including Chambers and Partners (in which he has been recognised as a Global Market Leader every year since 2008) and Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Since 2017 Jamie has been recognised as a WWL Global Elite Thought Leader. He is also a previous President of International Masters of Gaming Law.

bet365 — general advice in relation to all legal issues.

Decathlon Australia — assisting in the establishment of operations in Australia.

Everi Technologies — advised NYSE-listed Everi Holdings, Inc. on the acquisition of the shares in the eCash Group, being a payment systems and cash management technology provider, and certain assets (including game development technology and intellectual property) of the Atlas Group, being a developer and provider of proprietary gaming content and products. This advice included filing applications in various Australian states and territories for gaming machine supplier licences, as well as general regulatory advice.

Konami Gaming — assisted in connection with supply of casino management systems to Australian and overseas casinos.

PlayAGS — advised on seeking gaming machines licence in New South Wales.

Starwood Capital Group — provided gambling regulatory advice to Starwood, and other lenders, in connection with the financing of Blackstone’s AUD$8.9 billion acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited.


Best Lawyers® — Gaming Law “Lawyer of the Year” Award, Sydney — — 2024

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Gaming Law — 2018 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Corporate Law — 2018 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Mergers & Acquisitions Law — 2018 - 2023

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global: Asia Pacific Region — Gaming & Gambling: Band 1 — 2019 - 2024

Chambers Global Market Leaders — Gaming & Gambling — 2008 - 2024

Doyle’s Guide — Leading Commercial IP Lawyers: Recommended — NSW — 2016 & 2017

Who’s Who Legal — Thought Leader - Global Elite - Entertainment — 2017 - 2023

Who’s Who Legal — Thought Leader - Global Elite - Gaming — 2021 - 2023

Who’s Who Legal — Global Leader - Sports & Gaming - Gaming — 2023

Who’s Who Legal — Data - Data Privacy & Protection and Data - Information Technology — 2016 - 2023

Who’s Who Legal — Australia & New Zealand - Data — 2019-2023

Who’s Who Legal — Recommended Internet, eCommerce and Data Protection Lawyer — 2011

Committees and memberships

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Member, Editorial Board of the Online Gambling Lawyer

Past President and Member, International Masters of Gaming Law



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Bachelor of Commerce/Laws, University of New South Wales

Diploma in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary College, University of London

Senior Fellow, Melbourne University