Partner, PLANZER LAW
Dr Simon Planzer shares his time between law practice and academia specialising in gaming matters. He is recognised as a leading expert on gaming regulation and has published extensively on regulatory issues and public policy goals. He has served as expert witness in parliament and advised regulatory authorities.
Simon found his passion for gaming regulation while clerking on gaming cases at the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association. Fascinated by gaming, public policy and human nature alike, he decided to dedicate his PhD to gaming regulation, a project for which he also worked as Visiting Researcher at Harvard University.
In his publications he has addressed various public policy issues relevant to the gaming sector such as Anti-Money Laundering and Online Gambling: Guidance on How to Implement Broad and Indistinct AML Notions in Regulatory Practice (2017, SSRN); Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction (2014, Springer); Gambling Law in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016, Springer).
Simon practises as a (Swiss) qualified attorney and Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen (CH) and has further given guest lectures at the King’s Inn and UCD (Dublin) as well as at Science Po (Aix-en-Provence). He read law and/or did research inter alia at Harvard University, the University of St.Gallen, the College of Europe, the European University Institute and the Academy of International Trade Law (Macau).
Staying on the front-foot of regulatory innovation means we should regularly look beyond established and prevalent practices. This discussion and workshop will call on the expertise and experience of our international attendees through an active exchange and debate of views and ideas. Together, we’ll explore the problem, ‘how to regulate the game’, from new angles.
With Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority.