Simon Planzer has specialised in EU/EEA and Swiss gaming law for approximately 15 years. Through his legal practice, publications, teaching and work with regulators and the media, he has substantially contributed to the cause of empirical-based and sound gaming regulation. He has been recognised by the gaming industry, colleagues and regulators as ‘absolutely excellent’ and ‘the top Swiss lawyer’ for gaming (Chambers and Partners).

Dr Planzer wrote his PhD on EU/EEA gaming regulation and gambling disorder. He has published extensively on gaming matters, e.g., ‘Gambling Law’ for The Handbook of EEA Law (book chapter, Springer), ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’ (monograph, Springer) and most recently ‘A Gambling Lawyer’s Perspective on Responsible Gambling’ (book chapter, Oxford). He is a member of IAGA and IMGL and is admitted to practise in all Swiss courts. He did studies and research, inter alia, at the College of Europe, Harvard University and the European University Institute. Dr Planzer also serves as lecturer in law and senior fellow at the University of St Gallen (CH).