AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance 7th May 2020 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Online Gambling For gambling companies, the Covid-19 crisis has further intensified political and regulatory scrutiny of their activities and increased the possibility of interactions with the GB regulator. Adam Epstein, Philip Evans and Kyan Pucks explore how best to engage with the Gambling Commission throughout any part of the process to increase the likelihood of a positive outcomeThe Covid-19 crisis has brought gambling companies and their regulation under even closer scrutiny, with concerns that people may increase their use of online gambling products in this rather peculiar time.Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission has made it abundantly clear that although the situation is unprecedented and businesses are facing enormous challenges, there will be no leeway from the Commission; on the contrary, the level of scrutiny is likely to increase.This increased intensity and concern particularly for social responsibility is, by way of example, well highlighted by the Betting and Gaming Council’s recent announcement that its members had agreed temporarily to cease all gambling advertising on television and radio.At a time when many companies may be concerned about possible interactions with the Commission draws on collective experience of both counsel and solicitors to explore how best to engage with the Commission throughout any part of the process – whether the investigative stage or indeed regulatory proceedings – to increase the likelihood of a positive interaction, and, ultimately, a positive result.In order to do so, this article will explore three specific factors that may assist: setting the right tone, taking part in setting the pace, and calling for assistance. Licensees are also urged to seek legal advice early on in proceedings to ensure a clear and consistent approach is taken throughout.Setting the right tone Prior to instigating a notice of review, the Commission is likely to request information from the licensee, which could potentially be about any aspect of the gambling services provided.This first interaction with the Commission is crucial. Although it may appear obvious, it is essential not to underestimate the importance of communicating in the right way and with the right tone: honest and transparent, cooperative, and approachable.The Commission sets out its expectations in its Statement of Principles for Licensing and Regulation, requiring licensees to be open and cooperative, and to disclose anything the Commission would reasonably expect to know.This is a wide obligation and failure to comply can be very serious. Failure to communicate appropriately will not only irritate the Commission into being more forceful in its approach, but may also result in additional criticism or sanction.A common allegation, tagged onto the end of the Commission’s substantive issues, is the lack of open and cooperative engagement by a licensee with the Commission.This would also be an aggravating factor taken into account in the assessment of any sanction, and is very likely to undermine any attempt to reach a regulatory settlement.Licensees ought to be well aware that the Commission will vigorously pursue lines of investigation that it believes appropriate: such is their right, as the regulator.As such, it is key for licensees to set the right tone with the Commission. This ought not to be confused with any notion of giving in to, and accepting, the demands of the Commission.The purpose of setting the right tone is to show the Commission that matters are being taken seriously and dealt with in a mature and transparent way.If the right tone and relationship are not set prior to the start of regulatory proceedings, experience shows that it becomes that much more difficult to set them afterwards.This can lead to issues with trust and communication, and can lead to matters becoming more difficult and unmanageable for the licensee.This is particularly so given that the Commission’s enforcement team (“Enforcement”) is known for its forcefulness. It is not in the licensee’s interest to have an unnecessary ramping up of the proceedings.Unfortunately, once enforcement procedures have begun, it can in some respects be much harder to achieve the desired tone in any proceedings.For example, although the procedure is at pains to state that it complies with natural justice, it is in fact rather sparing in its concern for the licensee’s effective engagement in proceedings.The disclosure regime, in which the licensee can ask Enforcement for disclosure of material that may assist its defence, is slender at best, consisting merely of three lines in the Commission’s policy statement.Meanwhile, whilst “Agreed Facts” in a hearing can sometimes be a helpful mechanism to narrow issues between parties, our experience has been that Enforcement’s practice in relation to them can be fairly uncompromising.Further, Enforcement has a tendency to push the timetable rather quickly. This is particularly problematic as the licensee must be afforded the opportunity to prepare properly for proceedings, as they can have potentially devastating effects if not properly and fairly contested.Where Enforcement is looking to run matters in a way that could result in an unfair outcome for the licensee, it is even more important for the licensee to maintain the honest, transparent and respectful tone set out above, whilst properly fighting its corner.This will hold a licensee in good stead when addressing the Panel, and will reflect well on the licensee in the event of any appeal.Taking part in setting the pace The second factor to consider is the pace of any investigation. The Commission will write, requesting information and setting deadlines. Whilst it is always advisable to meet deadlines where possible, companies must bear in mind that a comprehensive and accurate response is likely ultimately to be more important than a timely one.The consequences of rushed responses can be very serious indeed. Rushed responses are often incomplete, inaccurate, and can tend towards the chaotic.Not only will this adversely affect both tone and the perception of ability to comply, it will almost inevitably prolong the investigation. This will increase the time spent as well as increase anxiety and legal spend.Furthermore, companies can be sure that mistakes or omissions will be noted and commented upon in any resulting regulatory proceedings: the Commission has been known to add a separate head of criticism, “incomplete or inaccurate information”, setting out errors and mistakes, and inconsistencies between different accounts at different times.In these circumstances, the fact that a licensee has met a deadline without seeking an extension will count for very little, if anything.To avoid such a position, it is important that if a deadline cannot realistically be met, the licensee engages in a straightforward, but appropriately forthright, manner with the Commission to set a more realistic timetable.This is also paramount once regulatory proceedings have begun. Here again, despite a licensee’s best motives, the long-term consequences of rushing through the process can be very harmful.This includes where the licensee has undertaken either its own or an external independent review of its procedures, and is making changes to meet the issues raised by the Commission (see further below in relation to expert reports).Calling for assistance The Commission has many opportunities to provide its opinion on a licensee’s compliance with its regulatory obligations, including in its requests for information, its notices of review, questioning in interviews, preliminary findings and its settled findings.Instructing lawyers at an early stage, who understand the environment and the issues in play, can help licensees best position themselves in their dealings with the Commission.Further, the work that the lawyers do will in the right circumstances be protected by what is known as legal professional privilege.That is, if the right circumstances are created, the lawyers’ work can be done confidentially, without fear of it ultimately having to be disclosed, either to the Commission or to any third party in subsequent litigation.Where a company has understood the Commission’s key criticisms laid at its door, it should work with its legal team to ensure compliance as a matter of urgency. In this context, it may wish also to consider seeking other external assistance prior to the start of any regulatory proceedings.This may take the form of independent experts, who would work directly with internal staff and alongside the legal team to assess the Commission’s criticisms: to determine whether the Commission has made any errors in its findings and consider what issues may have led to those errors, as well as to make recommendations to the licensee.Where the Commission’s findings are well founded, this puts the licensee in a position to rectify the issues before any meaningful proceedings have commenced.Where they are not well founded, the licensee can be more confident and assertive in its responses to the Commission’s allegations.Furthermore, this analysis of why there may be errors in the Commission’s findings as to information provided can assist the licensee in addressing those errors.The licensee may however wish to reflect on a number of considerations prior to bringing in an expert. Bringing in an independent expert requires commitment.It requires transparency on the part of the company, it will take time and it will divert resources. There are also cost implications: not only of the consultants or lawyers undertaking the review, but also of any necessary implementation following the report.Furthermore, the precise scope of the expert’s instructions is paramount. Although instructed by the licensee, the expert must, if it is to add any real value to the process, be independent.As such, the findings and recommendations cannot be edited or manipulated to suit what the licensee is prepared to accept or change: to have any credibility, it must be an “all or nothing” type of report.Although there is no prescribed obligation in the regulatory proceedings to serve such a report on the Commission, its mere existence may make matters somewhat more delicate.As such, the licensee may wish to consult its lawyers to determine in advance the scope of the expert’s instructions to ensure the report ultimately adds value to the process.An independent expert report can be a responsible step, and the route to good compliance.It is precisely in these circumstances that the expert’s report and involvement in the implementation of any recommendations can go a long way to reassure a regulatory Panel of a licensee’s compliance and commitment to compliance.Conclusion There are many ways in which a licensee can strategically position itself. This article has sought to explore only three such factors, but the process can be complex and varied and there will be many more.Especially in such strange and unprecedented times, licensees are encouraged to be prepared in their processes, approach and personnel, for intense scrutiny by the Commission.Adam Epstein (pictured top) is head of the Contentious Regulatory and Enforcement practice at Mishcon de Reya LLP. Adam has defended some of the biggest enforcement cases in the UK, and has real expertise in cases in front of the Gambling Commission. In addition to defending contested actions, Adam’s work often takes place in the pre investigation and pre enforcement stages, helping clients protect themselves against future possible regulatory action.Philip Evans QC (middle picture) practices from QEB Hollis Whiteman. He has extensive experience representing those involved in regulatory matters arising from gambling. Kyan Pucks (bottom picture) is a junior barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman. She is developing a growing specialism in regulatory matters, including those relating to gambling. For gambling companies, the Covid-19 crisis has further intensified political and regulatory scrutiny of their activities and increased the possibility of interactions with the GB regulator. Adam Epstein, Philip Evans and Kyan Pucks explore how best to engage with the Gambling Commission throughout any part of the process to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome Email Address The Gambling Commission: constructive engagement Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance
English Premier League club Aston Villa has announced that its shirt sponsorship agreement with Asian facing igaming operator W88 will come to an end at the end of the 2019-20 season. Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Aston Villa ends W88 sponsorship deal 29th June 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter English Premier League club Aston Villa has announced that its shirt sponsorship agreement with Asian facing igaming operator W88 will come to an end at the end of the 2019-20 season.The deal, announced in June last year, was described as a “record-breaking commercial partnership” for the club, and saw W88 branding featured on the team’s playing jersey and first team training gear. However it only covered that season, with the club saying that it had now come to “its natural end”.“The club would like to thank W88 for their support over the past 12 months,” Aston Villa added.W88 previously served as Wolverhampton Wanderers’ shirt sponsor, though that deal came to an end in June 2019, with another Asia-facing operator, ManBetX, taking over. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates
Affiliate marketing business Acroud saw revenue decline 18.3% year-on-year to €11.6m (£10.0m/$14.0m) in 2020, as it announced yet another letter of intent, this time to acquire a “software based tipster service” for €5m. The business made a €685,000 loss for the quarter, compared to a €610,000 profit in Q4 of 2020. However, after accounting for items that affect comparability, it made a €94,000 profit, down 92.1% from 2019. The quarter also saw Acroud acquire an unnamed sports betting business, which it said is well-positioned in emerging markets such as Latin America, Africa and Asia. The business also raised SEK75m (£7.91m/€8.87m/$10.54m) to fund further mergers and acquisitions. Acroud signs another LOI as it reports revenue down 18.3% in 2020 The business formerly known as Net Gaming’s revenue was down as new depositing customers also declined, by 18%. It also saw earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) drop 34.3% to €5.4m while adjusted EBITDA, before non-comparable items such as acquisitions, was down 31.8% to €5.7m. 18th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Full year results 2020 Affiliates Marketing M&A This, he said, meant it was always going to take time to come to fruition in terms of revenue, but he noted that there were already positive signs from the end of the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Full year results 2020 Chief executive Robert Andersson said the decline in revenue was mostly due to “regulative effects”, which reflect its goals of targeting more regulated markets. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Acroud’s profit came to €1.3m, down 74.6%, while adjusted profit before items affecting comparability was €3.2m, down 28.3%. Acroud also signed letters of intent in the quarter to acquire an unnamed “fast-growing US tipster company” and to acquire the igaming assets of online marketing supplier PMG group for €5.5m. In the fourth quarter, revenue declined 23.1% year-on-year but was up 5% quarter-on-quarter to €2.5m, while EBITDA was down 32.5% from 2019 to €1.3m. New depositing customers increased 3% year-on-year. The business will not pay a dividend for 2020, as it will focus instead on “prioritis[ing] growth initiatives”.
Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileLaw Union & Rock Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of insurance business. The company provides non-life insurance policies which includes cover for motor, fire, burglary, general household and home owners comprehensive, group personal accident, all risks, workmen’s compensation, general third party liability, marine, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, money, fidelity guarantee, engineering, oil and gas, cargo, onshore property, legal liability, construction erection, business interruption, and bonds insurance policies. The company was founded in 1951. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the second quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2018 presentation results for the second quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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Houses 2013 Year: photographs: Richard Glover PhotographyPhotographs: Richard Glover PhotographyStructural Engineer:Borlini & Zanini SABuilder:La Edile SaglTimber Construction And Façade Cladding:Laube SAElectrical Consultancy And Work:Electrasim SAHydraulic & Mechanical Consultancy:TecnoclimaHydraulic & Mechanical Work:Sergio CereghettiPlaster Works:Bazzana SAPainter:Sandro SormaniWindows Vitrocsa:Berger Metallbau SwissfinelineWindows:Bredo Bau SAMetal Works:Cameroni Officine SADesign Team:Nicole Hatz, Marco Volpato, Cristina Casada, Fabio CorbellaCity:LuganoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard Glover PhotographyRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. A private client commissioned VOLPATOHATZ to add another level and fully renovate an existing villa from the 60’s situated on the hills overlooking the centre of Lugano, Switzerland.Save this picture!© Richard Glover PhotographyThe client’s brief required a new stair and a lift connecting three levels with some internal adjustments to accommodate new sleeping arrangements on the ground level and the main bedroom with a large en-suite; walk-in robe and small office on the second level. Save this picture!SectionA new floor has been added on the upper level to accommodate an open plan living, dinning and kitchen area. A narrow balcony to the west runs parallel to the living area has views to the cityscape of Lugano and the surrounding mountains beyond. Save this picture!© Richard Glover PhotographyA large sun drenched terrace to the south with views to the lake of Lugano, has a direct connection to the kitchen and used for entertainment. The main entry into the villa is made via a long steel perforated ramp that connects the large terrace on the upper level and the street.Save this picture!© Richard Glover PhotographyThere are two new large terraced areas along the steep hillside of the property, required major adjustments to the levels and layout to maximise its use. They are paved in stone and timber and handrails along the perimeter of each terrace. A large suspended timber deck surrounding the pool on the lower terrace juts out to the south capturing the views to the lake. Save this picture!© Richard Glover PhotographyThe entire house meets the requirements of the ‘Swiss Minergie’ standards and uses a geothermal heat pump, solar evacuated tubing panels and hydraulic floor heating. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThink Space Launches Latest Competition: Environment / SubtractionArchitecture NewsCenter for New Technologies / Francisco MangadoSelected Projects Share Residence in Lugano / VolpatohatzSave this projectSaveResidence in Lugano / Volpatohatz Photographs “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/482779/residence-in-lugano-volpatohatz Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Lugano, Switzerland ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeVolpatohatzOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLuganoHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSwitzerlandPublished on March 05, 2014Cite: “Residence in Lugano / Volpatohatz” 05 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?底层架空，14根树型柱支撑起的观野住宅 Casa Mujeres / Ignacio Correa是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站？想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld, Cristobal Valdes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Share Women House / Ignacio CorreaSave this projectSaveWomen House / Ignacio Correa Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878546/women-house-ignacio-correa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878546/women-house-ignacio-correa Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Maitencillo, Chile Save this picture!© Aryeh Kornfeld+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Architects: Ignacio Correa Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2016 Chile Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Rothoblaas, CutekArchitect In Charge:Ignacio CorreaCollaborator:Cristián UgaldeCalculator:Alberto RamirezConstructor:Hugo Borquez y Joel AguileraCity:MaitencilloCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldText description provided by the architects. This project is located in the town of Maitencillo within the region of Valparaiso. Initial development of this holiday house began by recognising the need for height in such a way that would permit visibility of the landscape, thus allowing better lighting, exposure and ventilation.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldThere are two types of zones that define this program: the living area and the dormitory area. They are organised into two volumes of distinct scale and dimension. The rotated parts are intersected against each other, in a way that the east facade could form the entrance of the Project, and the gathering space faces the north one. Save this picture!© Cristobal ValdesSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanSave this picture!© Cristobal ValdesIn terms of the materials used for this project, a modular system of 4 diagonal dimensional lumbars permitted suspension of the house and liberation of the ground floor. The volumes take place upon the structure, made from the same type of wood, with one side being sealed from the road and the other allowing for the paramount view.Originally published on August 29, 2017Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldProject gallerySee allShow less Year: Houses Women House / Ignacio Correa CopyAbout this officeIgnacio CorreaOffice•••ProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaitencilloIcebergChilePublished on March 26, 2020Cite: “Women House / Ignacio Correa” [Casa Mujeres / Ignacio Correa] 25 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Reporters Without Borders said today a French government plan to impose prison sentences for new offences of expression of opinion as part of a law to combat sexism and homophobia was “a serious step backwards.”The measure, unveiled by prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on 8 June, makes defamation on grounds of sexual orientation and incitement to sexual discrimination punishable by up to a year in prison and a 45,000 euros fine.”The measure curbs civil liberties in a way that conflicts with its laudable aim of protecting certain sectors of the population,” the press freedom organisation said. “The definition of provocation and discrimination is vague and could lead to unjustified prosecutions. We note that the so-called Guigou law in 2000 abolished prison terms for media offences such as defamation and insults. “New inequality is being created in the name of equal rights. Enough laws already punish defamation and insults. We are worried about the government’s tendency to keep amending the 1881 press law to curb freedom of expression in conflict with rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, which says freedom of expression covers not just news and topics but also opinions that the government or a sector of the population does not like.”We are also extremely concerned at the extension to one year of the three-month time-limit for prosecuting such offences. Racism and incitement to hatred already carry a one-year limit and we fear that the three-month limit, which is one of the roots of press freedom in France, will gradually disappear. This series of measures is part of an insidious attack on freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said.Prime minister Raffarin’s latest proposal would amend the 1881 press law to add new offences to existing ones relating to ethnic groups, nationality, race and religion. The cabinet will consider it later this month and parliament at the end of the year. RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story May 10, 2021 Find out more June 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern that proposed anti-sexism law will curb freedom of expression RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU FranceEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News News to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on France News June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Defamation on the basis of sexual orientation and incitement to sexual discrimination would be punished by up to a year in prison and a 45,000 euros fine under a proposed new law. Reporters Without Borders is worried about this step backwards and about other erosion of free expression.