Ron Segev*

Ron Segev is a founding partner of Segev LLP.  Ron is a practical-minded business lawyer with a keen eye for opportunity, but also a sensitivity to risk.

Ron directs our busy Securities team through the complexities of private/public finance in a landscape that sees rapid market and legislative changes. Ron has considerable experience assisting clients in highly regulated industries (gaming, blockchain, cannabis, for example) with their financing needs and guides our team to ensure our clients meet their objectives.

Ron is the head of Segev LLP’s technology practice group and works with a wide variety of technology clients including data analytics companies, digital media and creative agencies, online marketers and affiliates, e-commerce companies, software, SaaS, enterprise software (CRM, ERP, etc.) and app developers, and interactive-entertainment, esports, igaming and betting companies.

Ron has experience working with some of the brightest distributed ledger technology companies in Canada, and worldwide. Our team works with blockchain application development companies, miners, brokers, coiners, exchanges, investor clubs, burgeoning funds, and more ICOs than we could imagine. Ron represents token and coin generators and offerers assisting with IEO development, legal issues, finance issues, marketing and other issues. He also represents token and coin investors with due diligence review and commercial term negotiation.

Ron is also a specialized igaming lawyer and assists online gaming, social gaming, skill games, sports books, daily fantasy sports, esports, v-sports, live-dealer, and other gaming and betting clients worldwide with their commercial, IP, transactional, licensing, regulatory and compliance needs. Ron has worked with all industry participants including developers, studios, publishers, and others. As former General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel for one of the largest online gaming companies in the world, Ron has extensive experience in the igaming sector and has appeared as an expert speaker on the topic at various high-profile events and conferences. Ron is also a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a top gaming lawyer in Canada.

Ron is also counsel to multiple lawful cannabis companies, assisting them with their corporate, commercial, transactional and private and public financing needs.

Ron can assist in establishing key relationships and partnerships, negotiating joint ventures, navigating mergers & acquisitions and other deals, and addressing corporate development needs. Ron also has a broad network of potential partners to help connect you with the people you need to realize your vision.

Segev LLP has been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2021 Guide as a top tier firm for Gaming and Licensing, and Ron has been rated as a Band 1 gaming lawyer – the highest ranking offered by Chambers and Partners.

Ron Segev is distinguished in the Canadian gaming and licensing space for his deep-seated experience in the online gaming sector. With complementary securities and technology expertise, his “technical understanding in gaming is as strong as anyone in the industry,” clients enthuse.”

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Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Video Games: A Continuing Evolution – Can-Tech Law Annual Conference (online event), November 2, 2020
  • Operation: Outlook 2021, panel discussing gaming industry predictions – European Gaming Congress (online event), October 7, 2020
  • The Future of Canadian Gaming Roundtable – SBC Digital Summit North America (online event), July 14, 2020
  • Working in Canada: Find the Right Operator, Supplier and Service Providers to Drive your Business – ICE VOX, London, UK, February 5, 2020
  • Sustainable VIPs – The Lifeblood of your Business? – ICE VOX, London, UK, February 4, 2020
  • Canada: Your Gateway to the North American Marketplace – CGA Get to Know Gaming Canada, London, UK, February 3, 2020
  • The Funding Panel – Global Games Forum, Seattle, WA, October 23, 2019
  • Moderator of Opening Keynote: State of the Industry Panel – Global Games Forum, Seattle, WA, October 22, 2019
  • Blockchain and Gaming, Financial Technology Panel – G2E Asia, Macau, China, May 22, 2019
  • Getting to Know Gaming Canada – CGA @ ICE North America, Boston, MA, May 15, 2019
  • Getting to Know Gaming Canada – CGA @ ICE Totally Gaming, London, UK, February 4, 2019
  • Loot Crates, eSports & Gambling (Canadian Ed.) – VGBA Summit North, Vancouver, BC, October 16, 2018
  • Panel Discussion on the Legal Landscape of Blockchain Technology in Canada – Canadian Law & Blockchain Technology, Vancouver, BC, July 12, 2018
  • Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies – VGBA Summit at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 2018
  • Compliance, Regtech & Cryptocurrency: Managing AML/KYC & More – The Future of Blockchain by Glance Technologies, Vancouver, BC, May 8, 2018
  • Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) North American Regulators Roundtable, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2018
  • Made in Canada: Blockchain Technology – ICE Totally Gaming, London, UK, February 7, 2018
  • Blockchain Technology in Business & the Legal Implications – CBABC Business Law & Securities Law Joint Section Meeting, Vancouver, BC, November 21, 2017
  • Talking eSports: The Present and Future of eSports – Casual Connect, Seattle, Washington, August 1-3, 2017
  • Going Real-Money: Legal, Regulatory and Commercial Issues Involved in Turning Social Games into Real Money Casinos – Casual Connect, Seattle, Washington, August 1-3, 2017
  • Criminal Code: What Needs to Be Done to Protect Canadians? – Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, BC, June 21, 2017
  • The Future of eSports in Canada – Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, BC, June 21, 2017
  • Blockchain 101 – Why Should I Even Care? – Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, BC, June 20, 2017
  • Taking a Close Look at Affiliate Deals: What Every Affiliate Needs to Know About the Contracts they Sign – London Affiliate Conference (LAC), London, England, February 9-12, 2017
  • The Proliferation of Fantasy Sports Business Models – Law Seminars International’s Game Technology Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 13-14, 2016
  • Discussions on the B.C. $100 Million Venture Capital Fund for B.C.’s Tech Industry, and the Vancouver Technology Sector  – The Charles Adler Show, SiriusXM Radio, December 13, 2016
  • Capital Considerations for Today’s iGaming Startup – iGaming North America Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2016
  • Cloud Integration Issues; Discussions on Privacy and Data Protection in the Cloud Environment – Technology and Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), Vancouver, BC, November 13, 2015
  • Social Gaming 101, Everything You Wanted to Know But Didnt have a Clue to Ask – Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, BC, June 23-25, 2014
  • Gambling, ‘Complete Gacha,’ and Payments Law – California Video Game Bar Association Business and Legal Affairs, Los Angeles, California, May 21, 2013

Representative Publications

  • The Licensing Journal, February 2020, Volume 40, Number 2, Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation? (Co-authored with Eric Kroshus, articling student)
  • Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine, Fall 2019 Edition, Cover Story, Ontario’s Online Gaming Liberalization: Looking into the Crystal Ball
  • Canadian Gaming Business Magazine, Spring 2019 Edition, Page 16, The Canadian Competitive Advantage
  •, October 13, 2017, Why Blockchain is a Game-Changer for the Igaming Industry
  • Canadian Gaming Lawyer, Volume 10, No. 2, Fall 2017; First Nations Gaming in Canada: A Case for Reform
  • iGaming Business North America, Issue 25, June/July 2016; Canadian Update: The Quebec Wall
  • iGaming Business North America, Issue 22, December/January 2016; Raising Money in the Great White North: Why Canada is a hotbed of iGaming Finance Activity
  • American Gaming Lawyer, Volume 11, No. 2, Autumn 2015; Online Gaming: Are You Rolling the Dice with Roll Playing Games? (Co-authored with Eric Stein and David McHugh)
  • iGaming Business North America, Issue 17, February/March 2015; Canada: At the Crossroads? A Review of Recent Changes to the Canadian iGaming Landscape
  • iNTERGAMING, Issue 5, 2014, The Canadian Opportunity; Working with BCLC and 

What Our Clients Say

Ron Segev and his team have completely transformed my perception of a law firm and for the better. His firm fulfills the long overdue need for a legal team that is nimble, innovative, personable, creative, affordable and determined to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with implementing their business strategy. They are transparent and trustworthy. They help provide original yet practical solutions, think outside the box and display a genuine passion for their work above and beyond the status quo. They make all clients feel important – no matter how small the operation is. I have worked with legal professionals in countries worldwide and have yet to come across a comparable firm. Ron Segev is a refreshing example of a lawyer who enhances his clients’ businesses models and provides significant value rather than simply racking up billable hours. I believe that Ron Segev’s concept is an optimal example for other firms to strive for to meet the needs of a growing entrepreneurial clientele in today’s digital age.

– Orbis Relocation, LLC