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Your optimal route to success in Spain and beyond
Betting & Gambling Licences and Authorizations obtained for our clients
Court Cases always on the side of the industry
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A top-tier international Gaming and Gambling law firm
Asensi Abogados is a top-tier Gaming & Gambling law firm with a proven track record of providing excellent legal services to companies within the industry. We have been recognized for our expertise and extensive experience in Gaming and Gambling Law. We provide legal advice to a large number of bookmakers, poker, casino, bingo and skill games operators, software providers, slot suppliers with interests in Spain and Latin America as well as to gaming jurisdictions. They trust our business-focused problem solving and innovative thinking to deliver them the best solutions. The success of our clients is always our top priority, and to achieve it, we remain at the cutting-edge of all regulatory developments.
How can we assist your company?
We operate at the cutting-edge of regulatory developments in the betting & gaming industry
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Unsure whether your products need a license? Our analysis is your guarantee of compliance
Licensing & Compliance
Unparalleled experience advising the largest companies in the industry in 21+ gaming jurisdictions
We can represent and advice your gaming company before any Spanish Court
Our firm has advised on the largest M&A transactions in the Spanish market providing corporate and regulatory expertise
Why choose Asensi?
Ethics & Values
From day one, Asensi has defended the interests of betting & gaming companies. We have never represented any other third party acting against a gaming company.
Experience gained over many years and pre-dating the regulation of the Spanish and Colombian markets. The largest companies in the betting & gaming industry have built their success on our expertise.
Respected by Regulators
Significant aspects of Spanish gaming regulation were adopted by the regulator at our suggestion. Our firm was official advisor to Colombia as it drew up its regulations.
Asensi Abogados is recognized internationally for the quality of our advice and the talents of our lawyers. Both, our lawyers and services, have been recognized by leading independent publications, like Chamber & Partners or Who’s Who Legal as well as by industry associations like J-Digital or the IMGL. In fact, Asensi is the Spanish speaking gaming law firm with the highest number of awards & recognitions.
Asensi Abogados is recognized across the industry providing access to an unparalleled professional network. We are in demand at the main international conferences and industry events and members of the leading associations of gaming companies and advisors, at local and international level. With a presence on both sides of the Atlantic, our firm is at the center of a truly global network of access and expertise.
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Meet the team
Santiago Asensi is Managing Partner and founder of Asensi Abogados having previously been General Counsel to Maltese operator Eurogaming. He is a qualified lawyer specializing in Gaming & Gambling law, an expert in regulation, contract law and litigation for both online and land-based operators, and gambling-related stakeholders in Spain.
Santiago is a Band 1 listed lawyer in the Gaming & Gambling section of Chambers, the independent guide to the world’s leading lawyers which calls him «a pioneer», «a go-to for gaming advice» with “a strong reputation built over years».
Santiago developed the first online gambling regulatory regime Colombia which has been held up by experts as a model and widely imitated in jurisdictions across Latin America. He is a senior member of leading international gaming law associations and an author and frequent speaker at international conferences.
Alla joined Asensi Abogados in 2011 and has been a partner of the firm since September 2017. Previously, she worked in house at Indra Sistemas SA, Spain’s premier IT company.
Alla graduated in Law at the ESADE Business School (Barcelona) from where she was also awarded a Master’s in Business Law. She specializes in Gaming & Gambling law, is an expert in licensing procedures, regulatory and compliance related both to online and land-based operators.
Alla is been ranked in the Global Gaming & Gambling section of Chambers, the independent guide to the world’s leading lawyers. Her experience and expertise in international gaming and gambling matters is highlighted with clients praising her as «terrific, formidable and tremendous». She writes authoritatively on the Spanish gambling industry and is also a regular speaker at international conferences. She is a member the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).
Juan Camilo Carrasco
Juan Camilo Carrasco is Partner of Asensi Abogados in Colombia. He is the head of the office and lead lawyer for gaming and corporate law for clients in the region.
In addition to his law degree, Juan Camilo has studied International Business Law at Harvard Law School and Centro de Estudios Garrigues. He holds a certificate in conciliation and dispute resolution from Universidad de la Sabana.
Juan Camilo is a regular speaker at local and international industry conferences promoting the development of the Latin American region. He has contributed to several articles in specialist industry publications and authored manuals on Regulatory Law for Colombia. Juan Camilo is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).
Marina Villalonga joined Asensi Abogados in October 2022 and she is leading the M&A and corporate department. She graduated in Law in 2007 and she has worked for top-tier firms as Garrigues and Buades Legal within the Corporate Department, advising both national and international companies.
Marina has wide expertise in M&A, contractual law, insolvency and touristic law. She is a qualified lawyer, too, in New Technologies, e-commerce and Data Protection, and has worked as a data protection officer for many entities.
Marina speaks Spanish, English and mid-level in French.
Juan Cardona is a dual qualified lawyer in Spain and New York. He has extensive experience advising on pre-litigation and litigation matters with expertise in Civil and Commercial Contracts Law, Business and Corporate Law and International Trade Law.
Prior to joining Asensi Abogados in 2019, Juan worked for one of the top Spanish international law firms, Garrigues, advising numerous national and international companies, especially in the tourism industry. He has also worked as a judicial fellow for the Civil Branch of the New York State Supreme Court.
Juan graduated in Law and gained a Master’s in Advocacy from the Balearic Islands University (Majorca, Spain) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from the New York University School of Law (USA)
Antonio Aguareles joined Asensi Abogados in April 2023.
Previously, he worked for one of the top-tier firms as Buades Legal, where he gained experience advising numerous clients on pre-litigation and litigation matters with expertise in Criminal and Civil Liability law.
Antonio graduated in Law from the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca) in 2016 and obtained a Master’s degree in Law from the same university in 2017.
Antonio speaks Spanish and English.
Sofía García-Carpintero joined Asensi Abogados as a lawyer in April 2019. Previously, she worked at Illeslex Abogados, a law firm specializing in property, tax advisory and civil litigation.
Sofía graduated in Law from Universidad Autónoma of Madrid in 2015 and studied a Master’s in Legal Practice at Universitat Oberta of Catalonia.
She is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).
Begoña Bernaldo de Quirós
Begoña Bernaldo de Quirós joined Asensi Abogados in May 2021. Previously, she worked at the Broseta law firm and for Altamira Real Estate.
Begoña is a qualified lawyer specialised in Insolvency, Civil Litigation and Gambling Law. She graduated in Law and Business Management from Pontifical Comillas University (ICADE) in 2012 and obtained an LLM in Legal and Corporate Business at IE Law School in 2015.
Julia Rodero joined Asensi Abogados in May 2021. Previously, she lived in The Hague (Netherlands) where she worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda among other international institutions. On returning to Spain she worked for several national and international law firms including Cremades and Calvo-Sotelo.
Julia is a qualified lawyer specialised in Banking and Finance Law, International Law, Civil Litigation and Gambling Law. She graduated in Law from Carlos III University of Madrid in 2010, and obtained a Master’s degree in Corporate Advisory Services from the European University in 2020, as well as a Master´s degree in International Law with Foreign trade from ISDE Law and Business School in 2021.
Natalia Casabé joined the Litigation Department of Asensi Abogados in February 2021. Previously, she worked for different Spanish law firms specializing in unfair terms as Unive Abogados or Arriaga Asociados. She also has considerable expertise in Civil Ligation and Gambling Law.
Natalia graduated in Law from the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca) in 2015 and obtained a Master’s degree in Law from the same university in 2016. During the spring semester of 2014-2015 she studied Political Sciences in the University of Padova (Italy) as an exchange student with the Erasmus Program.
Carlos Jiménez joined Asensi Abogados in September 2020.
Carlos graduated in Law and Business Administration from CEU San Pablo University (Madrid) in 2018 and has also completed a Master’s Degree in Law and Business Law.
After completing his studies, Carlos joined Asensi Abogados directly to specialise in online gambling.
Marta De Francisco
Marta de Francisco joined Asensi Abogados in July 2022.
Prior to joining Asensi Abogados, Marta worked for one of the top-tier Spanish international law firms, where she gained experience advising numerous national and international companies on pre-litigation and litigation matters with expertise in Civil.
Marta graduated in Law from Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in 2017 and obtained a Master’s in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a Master’s in Global Business Law from ESADE Business School.
Marta speaks Spanish and English.
Víctor del Águila
Víctor del Águila joined Asensi Abogados in October 2022. He had previously worked for top-tier law firms such as Cuatrecasas and Garrigues, always within the Litigation and Arbitration department.
Víctor graduated in Law and Business Administration from the Carlos III University (Madrid) and obtained the Master’s in legal practice from La Rioja International University (UNIR).
Víctor speaks Spanish, English and mid-level in French.
Juliana Duque joined Asensi Abogados in April of 2022. Previously, she worked at recognized LATAM law firms such as Posse Herrera Ruiz and several large multinationals such as LG Electronics and Canacol Energy.
Juliana is a qualified lawyer specializing in Corporate and M&A, Tax, Commercial and IP, Foreign Investment, Compliance and Regulatory Law.
Juliana graduated as a lawyer from La Sabana University (Bogotá) in 2006 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Law from La Sabana University in 2021.
George Douglas Symington
George Symington joined Asensi Abogados in April 2022. Previously, he worked at international law firms such as Kennedys and large multinationals such as Aon.
George is a qualified lawyer specializing in Corporate, Insurance, Public Law, Administrative and Civil Litigation and Regulatory Law.
George graduated as a lawyer (with honors) from Javeriana University (Bogotá) in 2014 and obtained an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from King´s College London (United Kingdom) in 2019. He has published articles on procedural law and neurolaw in books and specialized journals.