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Dr. Wulf Hambach, Partner

  Dr. Wulf Hambach




Assistant: Nicole Tonelli,
legal secretary
phone +49 89 389975-72  


"incredibly influential in Germany"   (Chambers Global 2015) 

"‘true leader’ on gaming and betting matters in the German market" (Who is Who Legal Germany 2014)

Founding and Managing Partner of Hambach & Hambach law firm
Head of Regulatory & License Affairs

He studied law in Regensburg and Hamburg. During his apprenticeship to the Bar and in his doctorate which he completed while at the Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international private law, he had already begun to specialise on Media Law and Gaming Law.

He regularly publishes articles in national and international legal media, e.g. "WorldOnlineGamblingLawReport", iGaming Business", "Legal Tribune Online" as well as "Kommunikation & Recht" (Communication & Law). He also writes for the ISA-CASINO press agency.*

Furthermore, he is co-publisher and one of the authors of the legal commentary “Glücks- und Gewinnspielrecht in den Medien” (Gambling and Sweepstakes Law in the Media, C.H. Beck Verlag). Dr. Hambach is a sought-after lecturer at leading international conferences and board adviser of leading internet service companies.

Dr. Hambach is one of the founders of the European portal on gaming and gambling laws www.GamingLaw.eu, as well as being a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

He is also a member of the advisory committee of the Forschungsinstitut für Glücksspiel und Wetten (Research institute for Gambling and Betting) at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University as well as board member of the Deutscher Verband für Telekommunikation und Medien e.V. (DVTM - German Association for Telecommunication and Media).

Wulf advises leading charity organisations on gaming-related projects.

*Please see his whole publications and interviews under Publications and Press

Awards and Reputation


No. 1 Ranking
Chambers Global (2008 - 2015)


Quote: "Wulf Hambach of Hambach & Hambach Law Firm in Munich is active providing advice on market entry for start-ups, anti-money laundering, licensing and regulatory issues. Peers consider him to be “incredibly influential in Germany”, while others highlight his cross-border capabilities."

"Most Highly Regarded Individual in the GAMING & GAMBLING section" (2013)


Quote: Wulf Hambach of Hambach & Hambach in Munich "is sensational for all facets of gambling law.” (2013)


Quote: "At Hambach & Hambach, co-founding and managing partner Wulf Hambach heads the regulatory and licensing practise and is a 'true leader' on gaming and betting matters in the German market." (2014)




"Germany - Gaming Lawyer of the Year 2012"

"Lawyer of the Year 2008"

Quote: "Lawyer of the Year was won by Wulf Hambach, a partner with Munich based law firm, Hambach and Hambach. Wulf has developed a reputation as a leading expert on the complex mix of federal, state and EU law which impacts on the regulation of remote gambling in Germany."


Top News


ZfWG: Glücksspielstrafrecht – unionsrechtskonforme Auslegung der §§ 284–287 StGB
Glcks- und Gewinnspielrecht in den Medien
Glcks- und Gewinnspielrecht in den Medien
Streinz / Liesching / Hambach


Legal Tribune Online: LG München I zu Black-Jack-Gewinnen: Deutsches Strafrecht nicht bei Online-Glücksspiel anwendbar.
GamingIntelligence: Latest German court ruling offers protection to online gamblers

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