Iryna Sergienko

Iryna Sergienko is our exclusively recommended Gaming Law expert in Ukraine on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Iryna directly using the contact details listed above.

Managing partner of Law Firm “Sports & Gaming Lawyers”, advocate. Specialisation – legal support of gambling business, IT-sphere, sports law.

In 2014-2016, General Director of the All-Ukrainian Union for Bookmaking Development. 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. Chairman of the Coordinating council for socially responsible legalisation of casino. Consultant of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on family, youth policy, sports and tourism.

Co-author and editor of the publication “Legal regulation of gambling: European experience, practice in post-Soviet countries, prospects of Ukraine”.

Since 2016, he is the President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association, a non-trade body bringing together experts in the field of gambling business.

As a head of VSRB and UGIA in 2014-2020, she has represented the public and business in dialogue with the Ukrainian legislative and executive authorities on the conditions of legalisation of gambling business, participated in the development of the relevant legal framework, including the draft Law “On state regulation of activities related to the organisation and conduct of gambling” and amendments to the Tax Code concerning taxation of the gambling.

Iryna Sergienko is a regular speaker at specialised international conferences on the legal regulation of gambling.

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Dr. Jorge A. F. Godinho

Jorge Godinho is our exclusively recommended Gaming Law expert in Macau on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jorge directly using the contact details listed above.

Jorge is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the master’s program in International Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Macau. He first arrived in Macau in 1991. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence with a thesis on patrimonial strategies of crime control (financing of terrorism, money laundering, confiscation, asset freezing, and detection mechanisms) and a master’s in Law from the University of Macau, with a thesis on the crime of money laundering.

He is a law graduate of the University of Lisbon (1989). Previously, he was a lawyer (currently non-practicing), was in government, and is now an Associate Professor at the University of Macau. Current academic interests include gaming law (casino games of chance), civil and commercial law, and criminal law. Jorge has published a number of books and academic publications in Portuguese, English, and French. He translated the Macau Commercial Code into English.

He has been published by publishing houses and in journals based in Macau, Portugal, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Jorge has spoken at conferences in Macau, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Lake Tahoe, Maputo, Taipei, Barcelona, Nouméa, and Brussels. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian.