Alex Latner named Playtech General Counsel

Publish: 17.01.2017

One of world’s largest slot games suppliers Playtech – a leading company in the industry, which offers cutting-edge, value added gaming software solutions – has confirmed that Alex Latner, the company’s long-term legal adviser, has been appointed new General Counsel.

Latner succeeds David McLeish, the previous General Counsel who left his post after three years of service.

Alex Latner’s appointment comes as little surprise having in mind that he has worked with Playtech for some time now, acting as a legal adviser through his full-time employment at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), where he was performing a role of a client relationship partner.

Latner offered advice to Playtech with their most significant transactions, which include the formation of the online platform for William Hill, as well as the purchases of Virtue Fusion, Ash Gaming, PTTS and GTS.

The newly-appointed General Counsel conceded that leaving BPL after nearly 20 years was not an easy decision to make, but did not hide his excitement over the new role, explaining that Playtech “will provide some fascinating challenges” for him and his team.

Latner will be leading a unit of 13 lawyers and administration staff, whereas he will be reporting directly to the company’s CEO Mor Weizer.

Berwin Leighton Paisner will continue to act as Playtech’s legal advisor with corporate partners Gareth Jones and Benjamin Lee assigned to handle the relationship with the Isle of Man-based gaming company.

Last couple of years have brought great success to Playtech, as one of the frontrunners of the gaming industry, who use their innovative thinking and unique cross-platform solutions to provide players across the globe with cutting edge, state-of-the-art games.

One of the greatest acknowledgment Playtech received is definitely the 2012 London’s Main Market listing, whereas the company continues its steady growth through the acquisition of some of the leading names in the betting and gambling industries such as Geneity and the aforementioned William Hill.