Carl Brincat

Carl Brincat


Carl Brincat is an advocate by profession who graduated from the University of Malta in 2014 and was admitted to the bar in 2015. Prior to graduating he spent a number of years training in litigation, principally in the fields of criminal and human rights law. He joined the Malta Gaming Authority’s legal team in 2014, with his main practice and experience relating to regulatory policy within the gaming sector, and legal affairs.

Having formed part of the legislative overhaul conducted in the Maltese regulatory framework for the gaming sector in the recent past, he gained considerable experience in legislative reforms, stakeholder management, and regulatory strategy. He has recently been appointed to the position of CEO at the Malta Gaming Authority.

carl brincat3Dr Brincat, an expert on gaming law and regulation, headed the MGA’s legal department as the Authority’s Chief Legal Officer for the past years. Dr Brincat, a technology lawyer since 2014, has formed part of the MGA’s legal team since 2015, throughout this period he played a pivotal role in the design of the new gaming regulatory framework in 2018 and was also key in the introduction of GDPR guidelines for the gaming industry. Dr Brincat is also passionate about DLT technologies, and was the Authority’s focal point on the assessment of innovative technology arrangements and DLT assets in the gaming sector. Dr Brincat also headed the MGA’s Enforcement function.

The appointment of Dr Brincat as CEO was a result of a public call published in late 2020. This was the second time that the MGA issued a public call for the top post. The first time a public call was issued was in December 2008.

Afilexion Alliance and GTG Advocates wish Dr Brincat the best of luck in this challenging role.

The Board of Governors of the Malta Gaming Authority has appointed Dr Carl Brincat as Chief Executive Officer of the MGA with immediate effect, in terms of article 6(2)(a) of the Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta). The appointment follows a highly competitive selection process which was commenced with the launch of a public call for applications on 17 December 2020.

carl brincat1Carl is a member of the Chamber of Advocates (Malta), the International Masters of Gaming law (IMGL), and the International Association of Gambling Regulators (IAGR). He holds a warrant to practice in the Maltese Courts and has also been a regular speaker in local and international conferences relating to gaming and international regulatory issues.

Carl Brincat said: “It is an honour to be selected to lead the organisation at such a critical juncture for the MGA and the industry alike. I am proud of the work that has been done by the Authority so far in raising regulatory standards and committed to ensuring that we continue along this path. However, it is essential that we cultivate stronger partnerships with other regulators and stakeholders, and the industry itself, to achieve a regulatory environment that accomplishes the MGA’s objectives as set out in the law in the most effective, transparent, and proportionate manner.”

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During Europe Malta Week 2021, WH Partners held the Regulation and Compliance Conference Focus on Europe, marking the beginning of the SiGMA Main Stage Agenda, passing through insightful topics covering the future of Malta in the Gaming Industry, The Market Consolidation, The Room for Startups and Mid Market, Regulatory Updates, the increase of players claiming for losses, Tac Aspects od M&A in the Online Gaming Industry and more. WH Partners has added an huge value to the Malta Week Expo, remaining as the top Law firm Focus in Gaming not only in Malta but also on the whole continent, providing a reliable platform to work with.