Michael Frendo

Michael Frendo

One of the legal practitioner pioneers of the regulation of online gaming in Malta, Dr. Michael Frendo was a frequent speaker at international conferences on online gaming in the European Union in early 2000, until in 2004 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta (2004-2008).

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta, holding a doctorate in law from the University of Malta and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Exeter, he currently coordinates the Gaming Law Unit at the Faculty of Laws.

He is also European Adviser to the Maltese regulator, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority. Dr Michael Frendo, who is also a former Speaker (President) of the Parliament of Malta (2010-2013), currently runs SP & Co Consultants Ltd, is a Partner with Scordis, Papapetrou & Co LLC and has a warrant to practice law in both Malta and Cyprus.

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