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Shanna Protic Dib

Senior Associate

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The gaming and gambling industry is subject to a very complex regulatory framework where law and policy overlap (and at times, conflict). I work with my clients to navigate this framework, as it undergoes fundamental change, to create solutions that are both commercial and practical.

I work closely with both local and international companies on all regulatory and commercial matters relating to the conduct of their business within the gambling and gaming industries.

I advise various gambling operators, media, entertainment and technology companies and affiliates on the evolving Australian legal landscape relating to gambling and gaming, with clients ranging from start-ups to large multinationals.

My practice focuses particularly on regulatory and policy advices, licensing and compliance issues, and general commercial matters. The diverse legal and commercial issues that arise in this context require me to advise across a broad range of areas of law, including legal issues relating to gambling, consumer protection, advertising and marketing campaigns (including sponsorships), privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce and technology.

I am an active participant in the gaming and gambling industry, which involves speaking at conferences (including Legalwise and the EGR Australia Summit) and co-authoring chapters and articles in industry publications (such as the Gambling Law Review) relating to current legal issues affecting the gambling industry.

I also advise a range of the firm’s clients on promotional campaigns (including trade promotions) and modern slavery matters.

Gambling operators — advising various clients generally on the conduct of a gaming/gambling business in Australia and overseas under applicable laws, including gambling law, Australian Consumer Law and legal issues relating to advertising, sponsorships, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce and general commercial arrangements. Clients include local and global gambling operators, gaming machine suppliers, software developers and media, entertainment and technology companies.

New technologies — advising on, and assisting with, the introduction in Australia by new market entrants of innovative gaming products utilising new technologies in non-traditional applications requiring consideration of not just gambling law but also other legal areas, such as environmental, consumer and technology law. Clients include international charitable lottery operators and technology companies.

Concepts — assisting in the conceptualisation of products and services with potential gambling law implications (including, for example, TV program and app concepts). Clients include leading global media, entertainment and leisure multinationals.

Mergers and acquisitions — advising numerous local and international parties (including gambling operators and private equity firms) in connection with acquisitions and investments in the gambling sector.

Modern slavery — advising on modern slavery requirements and assisting with the preparation and implementation of policies, procedures and other documents to ensure compliance with modern slavery laws.

Trade promotions — advising on, and assisting with, the conduct of trade promotions (including advertising) and preparation of relevant customer facing documents in respect of the conduct of trade promotions.

Recognition

Lawyers Weekly — 30 Under 30 Award Finalist - Sports and Entertainment category — 2021

Committees and memberships

Member, Law Society of New South Wales (NSW)

Industries

Entertainment

Gambling

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry), University of Technology, Sydney