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Resolving Germany: assessing the stability of the federal licensing regime and clarifying how to establish your presence for long term investment in Europe’s most profitable and complex market
Join the second edition of WrB Germany to:
Get clarity on whether the federal Treaty will survive the upcoming legal storm and if those 20 licenses you applied for will ever be issued
Understand the implications for your Schleswig-Holstein licence/s following the shift to the federal Interstate Treaty on Gambling– find out the impact on your commercial entry strategy for the German market
Find out if a return to the drawing board and a re-ignition of the political debate on iGaming regulation is possible in Germany - network with the key decision-makers to understand when it may happen, and how it will affect your business
Clarify how to legally operate with an Interstate Treaty on Gambling licence: the dos and don’ts of advertising in the different German states, how to adapt to the new anti-money laundering framework and the product and technical compliance standards
Understand whether the EU Commission action plan, the re-focus on the infringement cases and the recent referral to the European Court of Justice will have an effect on the German regulatory context

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World regulatory briefing germany updated

  1. 1. World Regulatory Briefing Germany, Frankfurt, Thursday 27thJune 2013Resolving Germany: assessing the stability of the federal licensing regime and clarifying how toestablish your presence for long term investment in Europe’s most profitable and complex marketJoin the second edition of WrB Germany to: Get clarity on whether the federal Treaty will survive the upcoming legal storm and if those20 licenses you applied for will ever be issued Understand the implications for your Schleswig-Holstein licence/s following the shift to thefederal Interstate Treaty on Gambling– find out the impact on your commercial entrystrategy for the German market Find out if a return to the drawing board and a re-ignition of the political debate oniGaming regulation is possible in Germany - network with the key decision-makers tounderstand when it may happen, and how it will affect your business Clarify how to legally operate with an Interstate Treaty on Gambling licence: the dos anddon’ts of advertising in the different German states, how to adapt to the new anti-moneylaundering framework and the product and technical compliance standards Understand whether the EU Commission action plan, the re-focus on the infringementcases and the recent referral to the European Court of Justice will have an effect on theGerman regulatory contextWrB Germany draft agenda:08:00 Registration09:00 Chairman’s Opening Address Providing a concise overview of the German context and recent developments Understanding the local gambling sector and how the current regulatoryframework is affecting the different gaming sectors in Germany Clarifying the problems with merging the Schleswig-Holstein regime with theInterstate Treaty on Gambling (ITG) and suggesting solutions for the futureWulf Hambach, Founding Partner, Hambach & HambachPlacing the German regulations in the wider European regulatory context and examiningthe stability of the federal Interstate Treaty on Gambling09:10 Keynote opening address: the central German regulatory authority (DasGlücksspielkollegium) and its functions in enforcing and upholding the Interstate Treatyon GamblingThomas Goessl, President, Das Gluecksspielkollegium09:30 Creating a harmonised, consistent and stable regulatory framework for online gaming inall 16 German Laender in light of the EU Commission action planProf Rudolf Streinz, Chair of Public and European Law, University Munich09:50 Keynote panel: Enforcing the Interstate Treaty on Gambling regime and assessing theconsequences of Schleswig-Holstein joining the federal legal regime Assessing whether the Schleswig-Holstein model has been completely written offin Germany Explaining the difficulties in reconciling the Schleswig-Holstein Treaty with theInterstate Treaty on Gambling
  2. 2.  Explaining the federal ITG licensing process and how the decisions on the 20licences will be made Assessing the need for the renewal of political debate on the gambling regulatorychanges if the Interstate Treaty on Gambling is challenged by the European Courtof Justice Finding out what the wave of legal challenges from unsuccessful ITG applicants willmean for the stability of the federal Treaty Understanding the consequences for operators following the reconciliation of thetwo regulatory regimes – operating in an uncertain legal environment Awaiting the ruling of the European Court of Justice and understanding what thismeans for the Interstate Treaty on Gambling in the future Keeping the EU Commission action plan in mind – setting a timeline for action onthe infringement cases and review of the German regulatory framework The effectiveness of the current tax regime – deciding whether it will effectivelyeliminate the illegal offerings and help enforce the Interstate Treaty regimeThomas Goessl, President, Das Gluecksspielkollegium (the central German regulatoryauthority)Wolfgang Kubicki, Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in Schleswig-Holstein &Member of the Executive Committee FDPHans-Jörn Arp, Parliamentary manager, CDU group in the Schleswig-Holstein stateparliament10:40 Morning refreshments and networkingUnravelling a complicated licensing context: operating with an Interstate Treaty licenceand/or a Schleswig-Holstein licence/s11:10 Evaluating the taxation model under the Interstate Treaty on Gambling and assessing thepotential to operate profitably in GermanyJoachim Englisch, Professor of Tax Law and Public Law, Managing Director of the Institutefor Tax Law, Muenster University11:40 Ensuring technical compliance in a complex legal environment Product requirements – deploying your products under the new licensing system –take into account the requirements which should be fulfilled under the InterstateTreaty Understanding what operators will need to do to comply with both Schleswig-Holstein and E-15 requirements Understanding the data centre, player management and reporting requirementsMathias Dahms, CEO, mybetGregory Kuhlmey, Head of Compliance, Dictao.Alex Iliopoulos, Senior Technical Compliance Engineer, GLI12:25 Cross-border marketing: understanding how to legally advertise in the different GermanLänder and strengthening the partnerships with sports unions Understanding the German sports industry and the opportunities for signingsponsorships agreements with sports clubs Knowing how to make the most of the marketing opportunities in each Land andunderstanding the differences in advertising regulations of each Land Deciding on the feasibility of applying for and awaiting regulatory approval for eachadvertising campaign Understanding the criteria for the permission of an advertising campaign –content, distribution channels, warnings and safety, addiction potential Cross border advertising with a Schleswig-Holstein licence – make sure you knowthe limitations to your advertising campaigns beyond Schleswig-Holstein
  3. 3. Thomas Deissenberger, Spokesman, Working Group of the Association of CommercialBroadcasters and Media (VPRT) & CEO, Constantin Sport MarketingGernot Tripcke, General Manager, German Ice Hockey LeagueMichael Rotert, CEO, Association of the German Internet Industry (eco) & Vice-Presidentof EuroISPAModerator: Philipp Klotz, President, SPONSORs13:10 Networking lunch break14:10 Combating fraud, money laundering and assessing the payment methods available Understanding the changes to the German act on money laundering and what thatspells for operators and suppliers alike Ensuring you remain compliant with the stricter player identification practices, riskassessment procedures, internal security measures and adequate transparency ofpayments The new obligations operators face: understanding what steps an operator needsto take in order to remain in tune with the new AML requirementsDavid Norman, Head of Integrity & AML/MLRO, BetfairProf. Schneider, Professor of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz AustriaEnvisioning how to create a level playing field and effectively enforce the federalregulatory framework to ensure customer protection and satisfaction14:55 Legal analysis: understanding the German and European case-law and on-going courtproceedings – has a stable regulatory framework been created? Analysing the German Federal Court of Justice decision to refer questions to theEuropean Court of Justice in January 2013 – understanding the consequenceswhich could arise following the ruling by the court Assessing the prospects for the future from a legal point of view – explaining thecurrent case-law considered by the local German courts Dealing with the legal remnants and implications of the Schleswig-Holstein legalmodel Understanding whether a stable and enforceable regulatory framework can becreated prior to knowing the European Court of Justice responseAnnette Marberth-Kubicki, Specialist in Criminal LawMarkus Ruttig, Partner, CBH RechtsanwälteRonald Reichert, Partner, RedekerModerator: Wulf Hambach, Founding Partner, Hambach & Hambach15:40 Afternoon refreshments and networking16:10 The German land-based industry: assessing the future of the private and state casinos inlight of the Interstate Treaty Integrating land-based and online operations to stay ahead of the gameand integrate across multiple channels Assessing the new regulatory context and what opportunities for workingwith the i-Gaming operators exist Raising the key challenges and difficulties faced by the casino industry inGermany under the new regulatory context Ensuring responsible gaming under the Interstate Treaty regulations in theSpielhallen and casinosFranz Wolhfahrt, CEO, NovomaticJoerg Hofmann, Partner, MelchersRobert Hess, CEO, SchmidtgruppeDirk Quermann, CEO, Merkur Interactive GmbH16:50 Deciding whether the Interstate Treaty has created a viable commercial model foroperators seeking to remain on the German market A unified approach to iGaming in all 16 Laender – explaining the key challengesfrom an operator’s perspective
  4. 4.  The cap on licences – why exactly 20 and what happens to operators who fulfilledthe licensing requirements but are number 21? Discussing the consequences for operators of Schleswig Holstein joining the InterState Treaty The prohibition of online casino and poker games – how does the curtailing ofthese products affect the operator? Deciding whether a sustainable commercial model been formed taking intoaccount the wagering limit, tax imposed and the limitations on advertising The likelihood of eliminating all illegal offers from the German market – will legaloperators be effectively protected by the regulatory framework? Assessing whether there is enough clarity on how an operator with a Schleswig-Holstein licence/s can operate without trespassing the Interstate TreatyregulationsMichael Burkert, CEO and Spokesman of the Deutscher Lotto- und TotoblockWolfram Kessler, General Counsel, TipicoWerner Becher, CEO, InterwettenMathias Dahms, CEO, mybet17:40 Closing remarks and end of WrB Germany

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