On 18 April 2018, Philippe Vlaemminck took part in Gambling Compliance Regulatory Summit 2018, in London.

The panel discussion on “A new regulatory landscape: European Commission closure of online gambling infringement cases” was attended by Philippe Vlaemminck as well as Joerg Hofmann (Melchers Law Firm), Pieter Paepe (Astrea Law) and Maarten Haijer (EGBA) and was moderated by Richard Leather (Gambling Compliance).

Infringement cases on online gambling before the European Commission has had a profound impact on regulatory developments in gambling in recent years. Following the European Commission’s decision to close all the infringement cases in December 2017, the panel focused on the consequences for EU members states, regulatory and competition litigation and wider regulatory policy shifts.

Despite the closure of the infringement cases it remains crucial to closely monitor any developments in Brussels and prepare for the future challenges.