ATTORNEYS

HENRIK NORSK HOFFMANN

MANAGING PARTNER

Henrik Norsk Hoffmann is a founding partner of Nordic Legal, and he has 14 years of experience working in the industry. He is a Danish attorney at law, and he specialises in gaming law, corporate and commercial law and international commercial and arbitration law. He offers legal advice regarding gaming law issues in Denmark. Hoffmann has worked with gaming law since 2002 and has handled some of the most important court cases regarding gambling and, in particular, poker.

Henrik has been appointed to be a member of a committee under the Danish Ministry of Justice, which was appointed with the task of reviewing Danish Gambling law on poker. Hoffman was the first Young Gaming Attorney to be inducted into the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Henrik is also the co-author of the ICLG Danish chapter on Anti-Money Laundering 2021-2022.

 

Henrik is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

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MORTEN RONDE

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY

Morten Ronde is an assistent attorney at Nordic Legal. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the industry in various roles.

 

During his career, he has worked as a regulator for the Danish Gambling Authority, as a legal counsel to gambling operators and game software suppliers in the Nordics, and with Public Affairs as the head of the trade group for the Danish online gambling operators “Spillebranchen” (en: “Danish Online Gambling Association”).

 

While working as a regulator, he drafted the Danish online gambling reform that allowed for open licensing of betting and online casino operators in Denmark. The Danish gambling model is still considered one of the best gambling regimes globally and has inspired many countries to adopt similar regulations.

 

While working with gambling operators and suppliers in the Nordic region, Morten frequently consults with European Governments about good practices for gambling regulation.

Morten is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

MARIA McDONALD

SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR

Maria McDonald is a Swedish Senior Legal advisor at Nordic Legal. With extensive experience as in-house counsel with international operators. Maria is specialized in all legal matters related to gambling, media and sponsorships but also has extensive experience of working with dispute resolution, IT and data protection.

 

Maria has during the majority of her career worked as in-house legal counsel and as the Head of Legal in Unibet and in Lagardère Sports. Maria has also previously acted as Chairman of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) and treasurer of the Swedish Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS).

 

Maria is also the author of the chapter about Sweden in the publication "Gambling laws and Regulations Sweden 2022" 

You can read that chapter here.

 

Maria is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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STEPHAN NORMANN ØSTERGAARD

ATTORNEY

Stephan Normann Østergaard is a danish licensed attorney-at-law at Nordic Legal, educated from the University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen Business School and the University of Queensland.

 

Through his studies and work as an attorney-at-law, Stephan has specialised in the following practice areas: Compliance & GDPR, Corporate & Commercial, IT & technology, Dispute resolution, FinTech, Sports & Esport and Startups & Advisory Board.

 

Stephan is approachable, punctual, professional, and proactive in his advice.

The client relationship is prioritised in his work. He believes that the prerequisite for a successful collaboration is direct and honest communication with the client and an in-depth understanding of the client’s business and industry.

 

Stephan identifies the salient issues of the matter at hand in his work. He communicates these in an understandable way to the client, thereby ensuring that he understands the strategic choices and steps to solve the task/case. The task is always solved in close consultation with the client.

 

In addition to his work in Denmark, Stephan has worked at the Arbitration Institute in Hong Kong and as an in-house lawyer in Spain. These experiences have contributed to Stephan's national and international networks.

 

Stephan is also co-author of the Chambers & Partners article on Danish Sports Law 2021and co-author of the ICLG Danish chapter on Anti-Money Laundering 2021-2022.

Stephan is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

ELVIN SABABI

LAWYER

Elvin Sababi is a lawyer at Nordic Legal. Elvin Joined Nordic Legal in 2020

He holds a LLM from Uppsala University and has also studied at the University of Sydney. Elvin Sababi has previously worked with corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions) at one of Sweden’s top law firms. 

Before joining Nordic Legal he worked at the Swedish Tax Authority with corporate taxation.

Elvin is based i Stockholm, Sweden.

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PETTER FAGRELL

SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR

Petter Fagrell is a Senior Legal Advisor of Nordic Legal. He Joined Nordic Legal in 2022 and has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Gothenburg. He has extensive experience within the iGaming industry through various management roles in companies with operating licenses in Sweden, Malta, United Kingdom and Estonia. 

Before entering the iGaming industry, Petter worked for various business law firms and within the financial sector as legal advisor specialised in company law, corporate finance, IPO’s, compliance and corporate governance.

Petters is based in Stockholm, Sweden.