Joe is ranked in the prestigious Chambers FinTech 2022 guide in the FinTech Legal practice area in Malta. He is also ranked as a "Leading Individual" in the FinTech practice area in Malta by Legal 500 EMEA 2022 guide, where WH Partners is listed as a Tier 1 law firm in Malta.
Joe also practices in the areas of Esports, Corporate, IT, Telecoms and Intellectual Property Law.
Joe is a Co-Founder and currently the Vice-President of Bitmalta, which is a non-profit organisation with a mission to promoting and stimulating discussion about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Malta. Before joining WH Partners he occupied the post of Chief Regulatory Officer of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority - Malta. Joe was also an elected Member on the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), a position which he held throughout 2012. He had originally joined the Authority in March 2007 as Director Legal and Enforcement and has occupied this position for almost 4 years. Before joining the Authority, Joseph, acted as a Legal Counsel to Vodafone Malta Limited for three years.
Joseph is a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta. He speaks fluent Maltese, English and Italian.
Joseph graduated with an LL.M. with Distinction in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta, with a thesis entitled, ‘Protection of Trademarks Against Domain Names’.
In 2009 he completed a Regulator Development Program organized by the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV). In 2012 Joseph was awarded a certificate in Casino Management by the UNLV.
He successfully completed the Oxford FinTech Program with the Said Business School, University of Oxford.
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