With deep sector expertise, Ilkim has the speciality and insights clients’ need to navigate the diverse challenges and opportunities facing the global gaming industry.
Ilkim Hincer is a partner and Head of the firm’s Gaming, Lottery and eSports Group, specializing in gaming and related technology law. He has profound experience advising local and multinational clients in compliance, regulatory, risk mitigation and transactional matters in the commercial gaming industry. His broad array of clients operate in internet gaming, casinos, bingo gaming, lotteries, eSports and related sectors.
With extensive experience both in-house and in preeminent law firms, he has an intricate knowledge of gaming legislative frameworks in local and global economies. He has a wealth of direct gaming industry knowledge gained through serving as Vice President and General Counsel at Trilliant Canada Gaming, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Canadian subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Given his experience on both sides of the table, Ilkim is considered a trusted advisor to our clients and is their first call for matters such as establishing compliance regimes, managing internal controls, and navigating Canada’s anti-money laundering and “conduct and manage” requirements. He also focuses on Indigenous gaming interests, with a proven ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, balance interests, and achieve favourable results for our clients.
Ilkim’s practice also draws from his supplementary experience in privacy, advertising and marketing, technology, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, brand protection, licensing, and trademark law. Furthermore, he has also been responsible for retaining, directing and managing in-house counsel in various litigation and arbitration mandates, such as competition, intellectual property infringements, employment, and commercial issues.
Ilkim obtained his JD from the University of Windsor in 1995. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and the Law Society of British Columbia. He is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).