Ilkim Hincer

Hard Rock

Ilkim Hincer is a partner and Head of the McCarthy Tetrault’s Gaming, Lottery and eSports Group, specializing in gaming and related technology law, as well as Vice President, Strategic Affairs for Hard Rock Casinos. He has profound experience advising local and multinational clients in compliance, regulatory, risk mitigation and transactional matters in the commercial gaming industry. His broad array of clients operate in internet gaming, casinos, bingo gaming, lotteries, eSports and related sectors.

With over a decade of experience both in-house and in preeminent law firms, he has an intricate knowledge of gaming legislation framework in local and global economies. Prior to starting his private practice in 2015, he served as Vice President and General Counsel at Trilliant Canada Gaming, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Canadian subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

Given his experience on both sides of the table, Mr. Hincer is considered a trusted advisor to his clients and is their first call for matters such as establishing compliance regimes, managing internal controls, and navigating Canada’s anti-money laundering and “conduct and manage” requirements. He also focuses on Indigenous gaming interests, with a proven ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, balance interests, and achieve favourable results for his clients.

Mr. Hincer’s practice also draws from his supplementary experience in privacy, advertising and marketing, technology, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, brand protection, licensing, and trademark law. Furthermore, he has also been responsible for retaining, directing and managing in-house counsel in various litigation and arbitration mandates, such as competition, intellectual property infringements, employment, and commercial issues.

Mr. Hincer obtained his JD from the University of Windsor in 1995. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and the Law Society of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.