Morten Ronde Founding Partner Nordic Gambling


Morten Ronde is a founding partner of Nordic Gambling. Morten has 18 years of experience from working in the industry. His background is in gambling regulation. He worked 12 years as legal counsel for the Danish Gambling Authority and during his time as a regulator he drafted the Danish online gambling reform that allowed for open licensing of betting and online casino operators in Denmark. The Danish gambling model is still considered one of the best gambling regimes in the world and has inspired many countries to adopt similar regulation.


Morten received the ”European Regulator of the Year Award” in 2010 from the International Masters of Gaming Law. Since 2012 Morten has been working in the private sector of the gambling industry and has been advising clients in all sectors of the industry on regulatory affairs issues.


Morten acts as CEO of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA), a trade association for online gambling operators in Denmark and as Director of Education and Association Development of the International Masters of Gaming (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law network. Morten is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.



Henrik Norsk Hoffmann is a founding partner of Nordic Gambling and he has 14 years of experience from working in the industry. Henrik has 14 years of experience from working in the industry. He is a Danish attorney at law and he specializes in gaming law, corporate and commercial law and international commercial and arbitration law. He offers legal advice in regard to gaming law issues in Denmark. Hoffmann has worked with gaming law since 2002, and has handled some of the most important court cases regarding gambling and in particular poker.

Henrik has been appointed to be a member of a committee under the Danish Ministry of Justice, which was appointed with the task of reviewing Danish Gambling law on poker. Hoffman was the first Young Gaming Attorney to be inducted into the International Masters of Gaming Law. Henrik is based in Frankfurt, Germany.



Elvin Sababi joined Nordic Gambling as an Associate in 2020.

He holds a LLM from Uppsala University and has also studied at the University of Sydney. Elvin Sababi has previously worked with corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions) at one of Sweden’s top law firms. 

Before joining Nordic Gambling he worked at the Swedish Tax Authority with corporate taxation.


Maria McDonald is a Swedish lawyer, with extensive experience as in-house counsel with international operators. Maria is specialized in all legal matters related to gambling, media and sponsorships but also has extensive experience of working with dispute resolution, IT and data protection.


Maria has during the majority of her career worked as in-house legal counsel and as the Head of Legal in Unibet and in Lagardère Sports. Maria has also previously acted as Chairman of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) and treasurer of the Swedish Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS).


Maria is also the author of the chapter of Sweden in the latest (2020) version of the International Comparitive Legal Guide to Gambling 2020. You can read that chapter here.


Maria is based in Stockholm.