Gaming / Gambling / GameDev


The gambling sector is progressing constantly – technology has changed the ways in which the industry operates, and online gambling regulations are developing continuously worldwide. Our technology focus, combined with our leading market positions in Ukraine’s gambling sector, enables us to have a unique insight into the challenges our clients might face in the Ukrainian gambling market.

ETERNA LAW took an active role in legalising gambling in Ukraine and in developing applicable legal environment. The bill drafting process gave our lawyers not only unrivalled experience in the legal regulation of gambling, but detailed understanding of the operating issues that operators are likely to have. Our unparalleled expertise has been recognized by over 50 clients in the field of gambling.


  • advising on gambling law matters (licensing and related compliance, gaming equipment certification, legal compliance for licences of various types, gambling advertising matters, investment licensing, premises and gaming equipment compliance, formalising bank guarantees and deposits for operators, and B2B licensing),
  • advising on corporate, tax and intellectual property matters (corporate structuring, company formation, bank account opening, trademark registration, software transfer and licence agreements, employment matters, work permit issuance, financial monitoring compliance, personal data protection, customs clearance of gaming equipment, and gambling taxation),
  • representing clients before the Gambling and Lottery Regulation Commission and other government agencies, and
  • supporting operators in their day-to-day activities (filing and reporting support, licensing compliance, and resolving disputes with players and controlling authorities).


Creating and launching a video game involves more than just technical and creative processes. For developers and providers of gaming services, adhering to current legislation is crucial when bringing digital entertainment to market.

The video game industry presents a variety of distinctive legal challenges, particularly issues concerning intellectual property, employment law, taxation, and less obvious regulatory aspects.

ETERNA LAW is an experienced international law firm offering comprehensive legal services tailored to indie studios, AAA projects, startups, medium-sized companies, and large corporations.


  • Regulatory review of business models, including group structuring and assistance in navigating legal and tax law issues (particularly regarding profits, dividends, royalties, VAT, and employee taxes, preventing double taxation).
  • Due diligence, encompassing audits of intellectual property strategies, internal business documents, and contracts.
  • Expert guidance on trademark, IP and competition law matters.
  • Attracting investments. Preparing documents for business angels, grants and accompany the IPO.
  • Drafting contracts, NDAs, and NCAs with IT specialists such as developers, game designers, QA engineers, and drafting Privacy Policies and Terms of Use.
  • Legal advice on issues concerning app stores and payment service providers.
  • Advice on marketing campaigns, including prize promotions, and drafting social media influencer agreements.
  • Protection and enforcement of property rights through dispute resolution and litigation.



Managing Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice

Partner, Head of Sports law, co-head of Gambling and Betting Industry