Jason is a qualified Solicitor of England & Wales and a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man. He has practiced law in the Isle of Man for more than 15 years, both in house and in private practice at senior and executive levels. In the last 10 years, he has advised on technology and e-gaming law, principally acting for software developers and B2C online sportsbook and casinos.
In 2004, Jason’s original practice in the Isle of Man focused on complex trust and estate disputes, including forensic tracing of assets. He acted for settlors and beneficiaries during investigations by the SEC and DOJ into a series of trusts in the Isle of Man, as well as acting for settlors subject to investigation by HMRC and the Irish Revenue.
In the last 10 years Jason’s practice area has exclusively focused on Internet and Technology law primarily for businesses incorporated in the Isle of Man. This includes senior positions held with UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (IOMGSC) Regulated e-gaming companies. From 2010-2013, Jason led the compliance department at Microgaming Software Systems Limited (Microgaming) from their head office in the Isle of Man. He then moved to back into private practice in the Isle of Man where he continued to advise Microgaming, amongst others. In 2014, he was approached to Head the Legal & Compliance team for Annatar and Cube, where he remained until 2021, when he decided to set up Kosnahan Law.
In 2014, Jason co-founded the Manx Digital Currency Association and became its Vice Chairman. At the time, the MDCA lobbied government in the Isle of Man to introduce appropriate legislation regarding convertible virtual currencies, which ultimately resulted in their inclusion within the Designated Business (Registration and Oversight) Act 2015. In 2015, the MDCA merged with the Manx Information and Communications Technology Association (MICTA).
He holds a degree in Law (LLB (Hons)) and a Masters degree (LLM) in Computer and Telecommunications Law from Queen Mary University, London. He has studied Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Law and assists with research in machine learning. He is a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner (non-practicing), a qualified Data Protection Practitioner (DP.TP) and also a member of the Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal. He has an interest in space commerce having attended the International Space University in Strasbourg.