Online Gaming Company

O’Melveny acted for one of the world’s largest online gaming software production companies in a series of consolidated World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) arbitrations against three software licensees. The arbitrations were all seated in London, conducted under the WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules, and were governed by the substantive laws of the Isle of Man. The dispute involved numerous claims and counterclaims, and required a factual enquiry covering more than 10 years. The total value of the claims was in excess of US$50 million. O’Melveny successfully applied for security for costs from the licensees, and then represented the software producer in all aspects of the arbitration, including the case presentation at a week-long merits hearing in London before a prominent Swiss arbitrator. The final award rendered by the Tribunal was in favour of our client on all significant issues, and we then successfully recovered the damages awarded from parties located in Belize, Malta and the Netherlands Antilles.