WH Partners further boosts its gaming and betting practice


12 Aug 2016

WH Partners have the pleasure to announce that Samuel Gauci has joined WH Partners as a Senior Associate.

Sam joins WH Partners from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) where for the past six years he formed part of the MGA’s Legal Directorate ultimately performing the role of Head of Legal Affairs.  At the MGA Sam, and his team were responsible for legal queries and matters referred to the Legal Directorate from within the MGA, from consultants, advisors and licensees. In the months prior to his departure from the MGA Sam also temporarily assumed the position of Acting Chief Officer – Authorisations with responsibility  for all matters pertaining to  licensing, requests for approvals, renewals and terminations of licensees. Sam’s experience covers remote and land-based gaming both from a legal and practical perspective.

Prior to joining the MGA, Sam led the legal team at the Government Property Division, in which role he advised the Commissioner of Land (CoL) on all legal matters related to government owned property and represented the CoL in litigation before the Courts of Malta.

Sam graduated from the University of Malta in 2005 as a Doctor of Laws and was admitted to the Bar the following year.

James Scicluna, partner at WH Partners, commented “Apart from having a wealth of experience in the gaming and betting industry Sam is a sound lawyer. His knowledge of matters related to dealing with government and the public administration generally will boost our firm’s well-established practice in the gaming and betting industry and provide invaluable support, input and advice across a number of other areas for the benefit of our firm’s clients. We are delighted that he has joined our team”.

Sam Gauci said “After over ten years as a lawyer working in the public sector, I welcome the opportunity to move to private practice with a firm known to be at the cutting edge of the industries which it services and which is highly regarded by regulators. I look forward to working with my colleagues at WH Partners for many years to come and contributing to add value to WH Partners and our clients’ businesses”.