Notable Gaming Matters
Acted for Las Vegas Sands to advise on permitted activities and permitted interaction with Vietnamese citizens, residents in connection with marketing, foreign exchange regulations, advertising and the like as they relate to offshore gaming.
Acted for MGM in the negotiation of its management agreement with Asian Coast Development Ltd to manage The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino.
Acted for Wynn Resorts Ltd over a period of several years to gather information on government policy vis-à-vis permitted location of casinos, gambling by Vietnamese citizens, timing, obtain, and analyze internal drafts of gambling laws.
Acted with Herbert Smith Freehills for an unnamed client to analyze legal perspectives and risks related to offshore promotion and marketing of the gaming business, travel arrangements, credit facilities, gaming-related financial issues, and regulatory and criminal rules.
Assisted The Star Entertainment Group to assess marketing and promotional issues as they apply both onshore and offshore.
Acted for Malaysian horse track operators in respect of their management of Phu Tho race track in HCM City, issues involving dog track in Vung Tau (including especially claims against dog food manufacturers for death of several racing dogs), and license for the first electronic gaming hotel in HCM City.
Represented CEO vis-à-vis Asian Coast Development Ltd (owner of The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino) in the voluntary, early termination of his employment contract.
Acted for Global Cash Access, Inc in issues involving the sale of electronic gaming machines in Vietnam.