Heavyweight Legal Experts Confirmed for Compliance Briefing: London 2017

Providing iGaming-specific insight on GDPR Data Protection and the EU Fourth Directive on AML, three heavyweight legal experts have been confirmed for Compliance Briefing London on 12 October.

David Clifton is renowned for his depth of expertise in licensing and gambling law, bringing specialist knowledge of nearly 35 years in industry. Christina Thakor-Rankin brings over 25 years’ experience in the betting and gambling industry, having held numerous senior operations and compliance roles at global gaming brands. Andrew Tait is a UK and Irish qualified solicitor with specialism in AML, data protection and privacy, governance and risk.

Exclusive and industry-specific, Compliance Briefing London is an essential 1-day conference for iGaming professionals. Providing both high-level insight and practical action points, its ideal for those in leadership, compliance, marketing, payments, or data-management roles.

David is a founding director of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited, having formerly been a senior partner in London law firm Joelson Wilson for 30 years.

Renowned for his depth of experience in all aspects of licensing and gambling law, in which he has specialized for nearly 35 years, he advises a broad range of gambling industry clients both throughout the UK and overseas and has been a contributing editor for leading textbooks on the subject of gambling law.

Whilst practising as a solicitor, he was for many years top-ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession, where he was "singled out for his advocacy skills" and described as "a genuine expert in the field, fantastically dedicated and client-oriented".

With Suzanne Davies, David set up Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited in 2013 to provide practical compliance, regulatory, licensing and gambling law advice to both online and land-based sectors of the gambling industry.

He is a very highly-regarded commentator on the gambling industry, both nationally within the UK and internationally, and is a much sought after speaker at conferences worldwide.

Christina Thakor-Rankin has over 25 years’ experience in the betting, and gambling industry. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, internet and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations, holding senior roles with some of the world’s best known brands (including William Hill and Virgin) responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance and money laundering.

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, established operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the gaming and gambling cycle – from market research and analysis, to licensing and compliance, products and marketing, project management and business strategy, to full operational set-up and customer engagement.

She remains an active Compliance Officer and MLRO, non-Executive Director and Board member, and regularly contributes to industry publications and events. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics, and a Master’s degree in Classics.

Andrew Tait is a UK and Irish qualified solicitor and partner in Gordon Dadds’ regulatory solutions team. His key specialism’s include AML policies and procedures, data protection and privacy, governance and risk management, gambling law and regulation. Andrew is also a member of the International Compliance Association and former Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and MLRO for ten years in a large Online Gaming Company.

Andrew has a technology and intellectual property background practising as legal counsel in software licensing, telecommunications, entertainment and media sectors across Europe

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