Thomsons creates legal powerhouse for gaming and leisure industry

14 February 2013


In an industry leading move, Thomsons has created a sophisticated, specialised full commercial law service dedicated to the gaming and leisure industry across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Gaming and wagering law heavyweight Tony Rein has joined forces with Brett Boon to build a pre-eminent practice, which covers all sectors including gaming, wagering, racing, liquor, lotteries, gaming machines, online and mobile gaming, clubs and other gaming venues.

Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel said Thomsons believed in the strength and growth potential of the gaming and leisure industry and was now absolutely positioned to provide a full service across the whole spectrum of the industry.

“Tony and Brett’s combined experience of over 50 years in this industry makes them a truly formidable force. Their skills and expertise are hard to replicate,” he said.

Over the last two decades, Tony has advised on practically every gaming and wagering law in Australia and has acted in almost all of the major transactions in the sector. He is ranked in the top band (Band 1) in Chambers Asia Pacific for Gaming and Gambling.

Tony works with domestic and international gaming clients on the full spectrum of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, floats, joint ventures, long-term commercial arrangements, government privatisations, industry restructures, regulation and dispute resolution.

Tony said his practice and skill set were a perfect match for the already strong Thomsons team.

“At Thomsons, I have the opportunity to be part of delivering something really special to the gaming and leisure industry both here and in the wider Asia Pacific region,” he said.

“It’s great to be part of a new legal force that is totally committed to this industry for the long haul.”

“I’m confident my move will deliver immediate tangible benefits to my clients.”