Lau Kok Keng has been in private legal practice in Singapore since 1990. He heads the Intellectual Property, Gambling & Sports Law practices of Rajah & Tann LLP, the largest law firm in Singapore. Within these niche practices, he handles transactional, advisory, regulatory and litigation work.
Since 2002, he has been actively involved in advising clients in the gambling industry, including representing the only legalized lottery, gaming and betting operator in Singapore, a lottery operator in Malaysia, a major Asian based cruise ship casino operator, Vegas and Australian land based casinos, and various international gaming operators who offer online casinos, lotteries and sports betting products and services. He has also helped new entrants to the gaming industry undertake due diligence, feasibility studies, regulatory analysis, enlisting back-end and front-line operational support, dealing with contractual relationships with gaming vendors, and preparing/vetting supplier contracts. In addition, he has advised gaming clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of product conception, product development, devising of game rules, setting up of betting accounts and e-payment procedures, product launches, product distribution (including regulatory restrictions on retail outlet operations), prize claims and disputes over prize entitlements. Uniquely, he has also advised on the drafting of local gaming legislation, and has helped establish the legal framework governing legalized football and F1 betting in Singapore.
Kok Keng is recognised as a leading lawyer in his fields by the following publications: Asian Legal Business’s Legal Who’s Who, Asia Pacific Legal 500, AsiaLaw Profiles, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook Singapore and Who’s Who Legal Singapore.
Amongst the many articles he has written are 'In The Name Of Gaming: Taking A Chance On The Law' (February 2005 issue of the Singapore Law Gazette), ‘Entertainment and Gambling: A Changing Landscape’ (September 2006 issue of the Singapore Law Gazette), and “Sports Betting in Singapore” (The International Sports Law Journal 2010/1-2).