Philippe Vlaemminck


Philippe Vlaemminck has more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in both EU law (Regulatory and Litigation) and trade law (WTO and anti-dumping). Philippe has considerable litigation experience before the CJEU and the EFTA court (a total of more than 93 cases) and was among the first private lawyers who were granted the right to appear in a WTO dispute settlement hearing (EU-bananas – AB). He is also widely regarded as a leading player in the current debate on state lotteries and gambling in the EU & WTO, and has been involved as a Member State representative in every gambling case brought before the CJEU and the EFTA court (more than 40 cases). He also acts as a legal advisor to various EU Member States on EU law.

  • Panathlon International
  • IMGL
  • EASG
  • Friends of ERA Trier
Selection of recent publications
Gambling and European Law” The Gambling Law Review, Edition 2, June 2017 editor Carl Rohsler together with Robbe Verbeke, Beata Guzik and Justine Van den Bon;

The Pioneering Role of Lotteries in CSR”  By Philippe Vlaemminck & Beata Guzik, Public Gaming International March/April 2017;

The Impact of Brexit on Gambling: The Gibraltar gambling case.” By Philippe Vlaemminck & Beata Guzik, Public Gaming International January/February 2017;

The EU – South Korea Free Trade Agreement: Implications in the First Year of Implementation”, chapter in The European Union in the World: Essays in Honour of Prof. Marc Maresceau; “Jeux de hasard: vers un nouvel ordre public dans la jurisprudence européenne”,   J.D.E., May 2015, nr 219, p. 186.

Speaking Engagements (a selection of recent events)
  • CAMERIMAGE 2017, 25th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Bydgoszcz, Poland 12 – 10 November 2017;
  • VII edition of European Forum for New Ideas, Sopot, Poland 27 – 29 September 2017;
  • 9th European Lotteries Congress, New Directions, Krakow, Poland; Discussion Panel: Battling Against the Illegals – a strategic Approach moderated by Philippe Vlaemminck 5 – 8 June 2017;
  • ALA Séminaire Innovation, nouveaux jeux Casablanca (Maroc), 3 – 5 May 2017;
  • Smart-Tech 2017 Conference, New York, USA, topic: Regulatory Change Disrupts the Games-of-Chance Industry; panel discussion: Alternative Facts: Roundtable on Regulatory Issues 20 – 22 March 2017;
  • ICE Totally Gaming, London, UK 7 – 9 February 2017;
  • 2nd Industry Forum, Karpacz, Poland; topic: Does Wind Power have a Future in Poland? The New Legal Status and Conditions of Investment 8 – 9 December 2016;
  • 17th Congress of The African Lotteries Association, Casablanca, Morocco, conference theme: The Challenge of Transformation 27 – 29 September 2016.
Awards & Market Recognition
  • Recommended in Legal 500, 2015
  • Recommended in Chambers Global, 2015 (Top Tier)
  • Public Gaming World Lottery Hall of Fame Award 2015
  • University of Ghent, Belgium
    Lic. Eur. Jur., magna cum laude, 1984
  • University of Ghent, Belgium
    Lic. Jur., cum laude, 1983
Academic Qualifications
  • University of Barcelona, Spain
    Guest Lecturer in LL.M. International Economic Law and Policy (2014)
  • European Institute, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Visiting Professor – EU Judicial protection (1999 & 2001)
  • European Institute, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Teaching Assistant (1984-1994)
Brussels (NL) Bar since 1984
  • Dutch
  • French
  • English

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