Sports – Betting and Esports in Austria
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This course will provide a synopsis of the current regulatory environment and the tax consequences thereof. The course will also cover the possible next steps on the political agenda, potential regulatory models and what operators can do to improve the situation.
Sports betting operators that are either already active in the Austrian market or are planning to offer their services in Austria in the future.
- How sports betting is regulated in Austria (overview)
- Overview of the case law of the High Courts and the impact on the operators
- Current administrative practice
- Legal assessment concerning the offering of bets on esports events
- Possible Tax Treatment of bets on esports
- Pitfalls and risks (i.a societal bets)
- Outlook on the upcoming challenges from a legal and a political perspective (planed esports regulation)
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CPE Hours: This course qualifies for 3 hours of Structured CPE which can be classified as Professional Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of each session.
Michaela Meilinger has been with KPMG since 2013 specialising in the betting and gaming industry and being responsible for different, market leading operators in that field. Michaela continues to constantly educate herself further on the topic by attending national and international conferences on Gaming and Betting as attendee as well as speaker. While working full-time at KPMG she finished her career parallel master’s degree program in European Economy and Business Management with honours. Additionally since 2015 Michaela has been assigned to several project in the field of fiscal criminal law and procedural law enabling her to provide an efficient combined service regarding legal and tax matters.
Urim Bajrami, Attorney at law in Austria and Partner at Stadler Völkel Attorneys at law
Mr. Urim Bajrami is attorney at law in Austria and Partner at Stadler Völkel Attorneys at law. Within the law firm, he is the head of the eSports Practice Group. In accordance with his role as Vice-President and Legal Board Lead, he is also involved on a voluntary basis with the eSports Association Austria (ESVÖ).
Furthermore, Mr. Urim Bajrami is a lecturer at the (i.) University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and (ii.) at the University of Vienna.
On an international level, he works on joint research projects with the Research Unit for eSports Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Augsburg and – as a member of the “Esports Bar Association” – Mr. Urim Bajrami is also very well connected with other leading eSports lawyers worldwide.
Mr. Urim Bajrami himself was a former eSports player with outstanding (inter)national achievements: Austrian National Champion 2014 and IESF Vice World Champion 2014 in the digital card game “Hearthstone”. Therefore, his legal practice is more than a vocation – it’s a passion.
His eSports clients include well known (inter)national eSports athletes, organisations, organizers and digital companies in Austria. For example, he advises the Austrian World Champion of 2019 (Fortnite) from Carinthia, David “Aqua” Wang.
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- Guided Learning 3 hours
- Language English