DTB Shortlisted for Deal of the Year Award by CEE Legal Matters

DTB was shortlisted for the Deal of the Year Award for advising US-based Devolver Digital, a video game publisher, in its acquisition of Croteam.

BDK Advokati Contributed to the 2020 edition of Chambers and Partners Practical Guide on Gaming

The 2020 edition of the Chambers’ Global Practice Guide on gaming law includes the chapter on Montenegro authored by Luka Popovic, partner and Stefan Djurovic, junior associate in BDK Advokati Montenegro.

Embracer Group AB Acquires Mad Head Games

BDK Advokati advised the Embracer Group AB on the acquisition of all issued shares of Mad Head Games d.o.o. (MGH), an award-winning and growing development studio from Novi Sad, Serbia

The Opening of Online Gambling Licensing Procedure in Greece

After a long transitional period, which lasted almost eight years, Greece is officially entering a new era, moving on from uncertainty to a new regulated investment landscape.

DTB Advised Playrix in the Acquisition of Cateia Games

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka advised Playrix, one of the leading mobile game developers in the world, and the 9th highest-grossing game publisher globally on iOS and Android (according to 2018 results), in its acquisition of Cateia Games, one of the oldest Croatian gaming studios, focused on developing and publishing premium quality video games.

Greek Online Gaming Licensing: Applications Start Rolling!

Despite being in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, the Greek Ministry of Finance seems to be eager to proceed with the long-awaited full licensing regime for online gaming & betting operators!

Serbia: New Act on Games of Chance

The new Serbian Act on Games of Chance, adopted in March this year, is set to apply from 10 April 2020.

Draft Ministerial Decision on the Enactment of the Greek Gaming Regulations

On 31 December 2019, a Draft Ministerial Decision on the “Enactment of the Gaming Regulations and the Gaming Regulations Technical Specifications for the organisation and running of online games of chance” was submitted to the European Commission under the Notification Number 2019/0657/GR. The draft text will remain under public consultation for a three-month period, and it paves the way to the long-awaited granting of full online licences.

BDK Advokati on Gaming Regulation in Montenegro

BDK Advokati contributed to the latest edition of Chambers and Partners Practical Guide on Gaming. The chapter offers a detailed account of the licensing and regulatory framework applicable to the gaming industry in Montenegro, such as the types, availability, duration of, and procedures to obtain, licenses.

Start-up Investment

A start-up in electronic (smart) vests is looking for an investor.

One of Europe’s Biggest Providers of Gaming and Entertainment HIT for Sale

The Bank Assets Management Company and Slovenian Sovereign Holding are selling 21,36% (in preference shares) and 20% in HIT d.d.

Legislative Novelties in the Gaming Industry

Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference, held in September this year in Budapest, gathered a prominent group of stakeholders in the gaming sector to discuss the most recent business and legal developments in the industry across the European markets. BDK partner Luka Popovic spoke at the Balkans panel about legislative changes in the Montenegrin and Serbian gaming sectors.