28 Mar 2017
WH Partners are pleased to announce that, following an independent review by Chambers & Partners, publishers of one of the leading directories of the legal profession who are widely respected for the independence and objectivity of their research have voted and ranked two of the firm’s partners, Dr Olga Finkel and Dr James Scicluna, amongst the World’s Top 50 Gaming and Gambling lawyers.
Having been consistently ranked in this category since 2011, Chambers & Partners have just released its 2017 ranking placing Olga Finkel amongst the top tier, that is, amongst the top 23 gaming and gambling lawyers in the world.
Chambers & Partners said the following:
“Dr Olga Finkel is Renowned for her work in Maltese gaming law, Olga Finkel is based at WH Partners, the firm she founded. She brings extensive corporate experience and technological savvy to her work for gaming clients. "She is very forthright but very malleable," said one client. "She is the most knowledgeable person I have met when it comes to companies, shares and stock exchange rules. She is dynamic." She acted for the online casinos and lotteries company Cherry in its acquisition of share capital in the gaming business Come On. Additionally, Finkel is praised by peers for her firm grasp on Maltese gaming regulations. Sources say: "She is a very good anchor to have in Malta and you can always be comfortable when Olga's behind a matter."
Dr James Scicluna is a founding partner of WH Partners in Malta. Sources are quick to highlight his strengths in commercial work for gaming clients, including major M&A advice. "James is very competent and gets straight to the point," said one client. "He is knowledgeable about the industry and knows the metrics so you don't have to explain how things work. He is able to wrap it up in a very short time." Scicluna is also well versed in Maltese gaming regulations and has recently advised the Malta Gaming Authority on adapting the regulations.
About Chambers & Partners:
Chambers and Partners has dedicated the last 26 years to researching and ranking the best lawyers worldwide. In that time, a reputation for thoroughness and independence has attracted a client audience of notable size and quality and our expert guides are trusted by in-house counsel worldwide. Chambers produces guides for the USA, UK, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Canada, High Net Worth and the Global market. Each book is the culmination of thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients carried out by the largest research team of its kind.
For further information on how Chambers & Partners assess and rank lawyers, please go to www.chambersandpartners.com/the-rankings-explained
About WH Partners:
WH Partners was founded in Malta by Olga Finkel in 2006, just over a decade ago,
Having now established itself as a leading Malta-based business law firm best known for its strong understanding of the digital economy as well as for advising stake holders in the fields of education, financial services, gaming & gambling, leisure & hospitality, real estate, taxation and wealth management. The firm’s corporate, M&A, tax, IP, employment and regulatory lawyers are very active advising businesses across a raft of these areas. The firm’s private client practice deals on an ongoing basis with high to very high net worth individuals and with family offices on matters ranging from succession planning and residence to yacht and aircraft registration.
The firm predominantly operates from its Maltese offices as well as having consulting rooms in London.
WH Partners is passionately committed to supporting CSR work and continue to work tirelessly with a number worthy causes.
The firm’s lawyers are among the strongest in Malta in their respective practice areas and are well regarded by regulators and clients for their thoroughness, efficiency and knowledge of their clients’ business, as well as their versatility.