Claus Hambach LL.M. | Partner

Claus Hambach is Founding and Managing Partner of Hambach & Hambach law firm and focuses his legal advice in particular on the following areas:

• Gambling Taxation (VAT, Sportsbetting Tax, Gambling Duties etc.)
• Gaming Law  
• International Business and Tax Law
• Contract Law
• Criminal Law
• Anti Money Laundering Law
• Banking and Capital Market Law
• Litigation   

Alongside his profound competence in proactive business orientated counselling (e.g. Corporate & Tax Set-Up), Claus Hambach also possesses comprehensive litigation experience at German Administrative-, Criminal- and Civil Courts.

Close networks of specialized law firms as well as several Law-Professors from the most renowned Universities guarantee a professional and target-oriented assistance to his clients in these highly complex areas.

Claus Hambach assists in particular clients from the Entertainment and Payment industries:

• (Online-) Providers of Games of Chance and Games of Skill 
• Poker-Pros
• Marketing and event agencies
• (Online-) Payment Providers
• Investors

Claus Hambach studied law at the University of Regensburg and achieved a Master degree in International Business and Tax Law (LL.M.) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the University of Innsbruck. He also gathered experience with the Bayerische Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH (HypoVereinsbank), the German American Chamber of Commerce in Houston (USA), the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (Brussels) and well renowned law boutiques in Regensburg, Hamburg and Munich. He is a General Member of the  International Masters of Gaming Lawyers, a non-profit association of gaming law experts such as attorneys, gaming regulators and gaming executives.

Claus Hambach was awarded "Most Highly Regarded Individual" by THE INTERNATIONAL WHO's WHO of SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAWYERS 2015. This makes him one of the leading lawyers in the category "Sports & Entertainment Law - Gaming & Gambling". Since 2016 Claus Hambach has been listed as Most Highly Regarded Individual in WWL GERMANY Sport & Entertainment.

wh_awards-wwlClaus Hambach was awarded “Most Highly Regarded Individual" by THE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAWYERS as well as WHO'S WHO LEGAL GERMANY Sport & Entertainment.

Claus Hambach is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.
As a specialized journalist Claus is member of the DFJV (German Association of Specialized Journalists)