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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dickinson Wright Enters Into Cooperation Agreement with Bulgaria-Based Velchev & Co.

Dickinson Wright PLLC and Sofia, Bulgaria-based law firm Velchev & Co., headed by Pavel Velchev, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a cooperation agreement to provide comprehensive legal services to their respective business and gaming clients.

The cooperation agreement between Dickinson Wright PLLC and Velchev & Co. follows similar arrangements the firm has with WH Partners in Malta, Varela & Fonseca Abogados in Lima, Peru and MdME in Macau, each of which has internationally recognized lawyers with extensive gaming and business law expertise as part of Dickinson Wright’s focus on serving its gaming clients on a truly worldwide basis.

Dickinson Wright’s gaming practice group is comprised of more than 30 lawyers with diverse specialties that cover the entire spectrum of today’s commercial and Indian gaming industries, both nationally and internationally. We have counseled clients on many forms of gaming, including sweepstakes, raffles, charitable gaming, Internet gaming, social gaming and lotteries, and we are experienced with advising in well-established gaming jurisdictions as well as newer and emerging gaming jurisdictions. Representing casino owners and operators, gaming equipment manufacturers and suppliers, investors and financial institutions, we advise on all matters relating to the acquisition, development, financing, licensing and operation of casinos and other gaming facilities. Our lawyers in the gaming practice group have been recognized as among the best gaming lawyers in the world in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Velchev & Co. is a 12-member firm that is broadly experienced in the fields of corporate and commercial, administrative law, licensing procedures and related regulatory affairs and litigation, with a special focus on consulting new technology businesses. Nadya Hambach heads the gaming practice with the firm. With recent and pending changes in the taxation of gambling and already legalized Internet gambling with compliance with European principles, Bulgaria is vying to become the Eastern European leader in the development of the gambling industry. Velchev & Co. is ranked by Chambers Global and recognized as a leading law firm in The Legal 500. The firm’s website can be viewed at www.vlaw.bg.