Regulatory Executive

James Bartolo


Joining the Regulatory team in March 2022, James is predominantly responsible for assisting clients obtain a Maltese iGaming licence, together with overseeing any licence status changes and file Regulatory notifications, including inter alia, changes in ownership structures, licence surrenders, amendments to Key Function role holders and Recognition Notice certificates.

After four years at the Malta Gaming Authority as Licensing Officer, James is fully equipped with the required knowledge and experience in reviewing ownership structures, gathering due diligence documentation, assessing source of wealth and source of funds, escalating high risk applications to the internal Fit & Proper Committee and Supervisory Council Committee, as well as reviewing company business plans and policies & procedures.

James also assists clients obtain authorisation for financial services from the Malta Financial Services Authority.


Completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Criminology, graduated October 2016.


James is fluent in both Maltese and English, with a basic understanding of Italian.