Brandl & Talos has assisted Bwin in obtaining closure after ten years of preliminary proceedings against charges of bribery.
In 2007, Bwin tried to obtain a Turkish sports betting license. The company invested EUR 2.25 million in the project, but according to Brandl & Talos only received a fake license. According to the firm, "the core of the proceedings pending since then was an investigation into the allegation that there had been a bribe in the course of the attempt to obtain the Turkish sports betting license."
According to Brandl & Talos, “bribery presupposes that so-called 'official acts‘ are carried out in breach of duty as a result of bribery payments. However, this has not been the case – as a request for mutual assistance from Turkey submitted by Brandl & Talos now has confirmed.” Consequently, the investigation has been closed.