A lawyer by profession, I have spent the past 20 years practising in the area of regulatory and AML compliance, having held leading roles both in the public and private sector. I have been involved in drafting various laws in Malta, and lecture on a number of related areas. Between 2008 and 2016, I headed the FIAU, Malta’s financial intelligence unit and principal AML supervisory authority. During my tenure I dedicated myself to refining Malta’s and the EU’s capabilities in fighting financial crime, both through my efforts within the FIAU and through my involvement in several high-level international committees.
I lead a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic banks, financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws.