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Ron Segev*

We provide insights, analyses, access, and strategy services to some of the world’s best and nimblest businesses – all underpinned by out of the box thinking and high quality legal work.

*Providing legal services on behalf of R. Segev Law Corporation

Bio

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 is a specialized gaming and betting lawyer, experienced assisting online and land based casinos and sport books, and developers, studios, platforms and operators offering social games, skill games, sports betting, fantasy sports, esports, v-sports, live-dealer, and other gaming and betting products. Ron has assisted clients worldwide with their corporate finance and M&A, commercial, IP, transactional, licensing, regulatory and compliance needs. Ron has extensive experience in the iGaming sector and has appeared as an expert speaker on the topic for various media outlets and at various high-profile events, and conferences. Ron is also a member of International Association of Gaming Advisors, a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, and is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a Band-1 lawyer in Canada, Chambers’ highest ranking.

Ron is also a member of Segev LLP’s busy Securities Practice Group and has experience guiding clients through the complexities of private/public finance. Beyond gaming and betting, Ron has considerable experience assisting clients in highly regulated industries (blockchain, cannabis, for example) with their financing needs.

More broadly, Ron has years of experience working 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.

Along with Segev LLP’s Blockchain Practice Group, Ron has experience working with some of the top distributed ledger technology companies in Canada, and worldwide. He has assisted blockchain application development companies, miners, brokers, exchanges, token projects, DeFi, GameFi, Web3, NFT and other multiverse related projects.

Ron can assist in establishing key relationships and partnerships, negotiating joint ventures, navigating mergers & acquisitions, and addressing corporate development needs.

Segev LLP has been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2024 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
  • Empowering First Nations: The Future of Indigenous Gaming Sovereignty – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 20, 2024 
  • PE and Gaming – Earnings+More: Capital Markets Forum – May 6, 2024 
  • Sportsbetting and iGaming Panel – International Masters of Gaming Law Spring Conference Tampa 24 – April 11, 2024 
  • A race to keep up: Tap into a younger demographic – ICE London – February 7, 2024  
  • Lessons For Esports From Sportsbetting – Perspective From A Regulated Market – SiGMA Europe – November 16, 2023 
  • Beyond Reality: Exploring the Metaverse, NFTs, and Content Creation for Limitless Creative Possibilities – SiGMA Europe – November 15, 2023 
  • Out of Ontario: Regulatory Roadmap for BC, Quebec and Beyond – SBC Summit Barcelona – September 20, 2023 
  • IMGL Masterclass, Canada A Year in Review: Achievements, Developments, and Predictions Canadian Gaming Summit – June 14, 2023
  • Canadian Gaming Law – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 14, 2023
  • Understanding the Regulatory Realities of iGaming Investments – iGaming Next NYC 23 – March 8, 2023
  • Understanding the real impact of the illegal market – What can we do about it today? – ICE VOX – February 8, 2023
  • Innovation in the Lower Mainland –Building the Gaming Export Market Panel – Canadian Gaming Leaders Forum – December 6, 2022
  • Biometric Data – The Holy Grail of Sports Betting – SiGMA Europe – November 17, 2022
  • Are cryptocasinos a danger to the industry’s integrity? – SiGMA Europe – November 16, 2022
  • Lessons Learnt In Europe And Applied In America Or What Europeans Learned When Opening Up In North America – SiGMA Europe – November 15, 2022
  • Life as a Public Company: Issues and Opportunities Panel – SiGMA Americas – June 8, 2022
  • Going Public in the Canadian Market – SiGMA Americas – June 8, 2022
  • Betting with Bitcoin: The Gaming Industry’s Next Growth Prospect – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 8, 2022
  • Tech Law in relation to Americas Gaming – SiGMA Americas – June 7, 2022
  • Gaming Law in Americas – SiGMA Americas – June 7, 2022
  • Tax Breaks, Time Zones, Talent & Tickertape – The 4Ts and the Larger Gaming Opportunity in Canada – Canadian Gaming Summit – June 7, 2022
  • Mobile Gaming App Technology: Implications for Cross-Border Regulatory Jurisdiction Disputes/Cooperation between International, US, and Indian Country Regulators – IMGL Seattle – April 28, 2022
  • MASTERCLASS 5: Global market roundtables – Canada – ICE VOX – April 12, 2022
  • Crypto Catchup with Segev LLP – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup, January 26, 2022
  • How Player Tracking Is Changing The Way Bettors Analyse Their Betting Data – SiGMA Europe – November 17, 2021
  • Regulatory Update (V) US & Canada – SiGMA Europe, November 16, 2021
  • The Canadian Gaming Industry Updates – Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup, November 12, 2021
  • Crypto Catchup with Segev LLP – Tech Conference Americas, November 8, 2021
  • Crypto and Payment systems: their development and future – Casino Esports Conference Panel, October 7, 2021
  • Jumping the hurdle of legal issues specific to gambling and esports gaming for Profit – Casino Esports Conference Panel, October 6, 2021
  • Betting on Canada – is this the year? – SBC Digital North America, June 9, 2021 
  • Canadian gambling industry in the spotlight – Gaming Americas Q2 MeetUp, April 29, 2021 
  • What innovation is being used to overcome challenges in payments – SBC Digital Payments, April 29, 2021 
  • Canada – Online Gaming, onwards and upwards in 2021 – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup, January 28, 2021 
  • Canada’s PASPA moment – iGaming Business, January 28, 2021 
  • 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

“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

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