Patricia Lalanda



Patricia is a Partner at the Madrid based Law firm LOYRA Abogados y Asesores. LOYRA was the first and continues to be the most specialized boutique law and advisory firm dedicated to gaming and leisure in Latin America and Spain, retaining clients ever since its establishment in 1981. The firm has paved the way for governments and gaming companies for over three decades in navigating the transition from traditional brick-and-mortar casinos to the internet and technologically progressive gaming formats of today. Patricia leads the intellectual property, new technologies and data protection department revolving her practice around the latest innovating products of the gaming industry. Lalanda is a lecturer on subjects such as, land based and online gaming, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, eSports, in various educational centers such as the Autonomous University of Madrid, IE Business School, FIDE (Foundation for Investigation for Law and the Company) and participates in specialized gaming conferences in many countries. She has also written articles for gaming specialized media on diverse themes such as Gambling 2018. Spain. For the International Comparative Legal Guide (December 2017), “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology are here to stay” (March 2016), and other such as “What is going on with Daily Fantasy Sports?” (October 2015), usually adding an angle on how such innovation may evolve within gaming platforms and among the gaming stakeholders. She collaborates as researcher for the Fundación Codere, a non-profit organization which develops analytics, studies and research to help develop gaming regulations and standards and responsible gaming. In 2015 Patricia was awarded as 40under40 Emerging Leaders by the American Gaming Association (Global Gaming Business Magazine. November 2015 Issue Emerging Leaders.) Patricia studied law in Carlos III University in Madrid and obtained LL.M degree in IP, IT and NNTT in the Autonomous University of Madrid. She lived and studied for six years in New York.
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