MGA seeks new legal lead as Dr Sant ends counsel

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) seeks a new General Counsel, confirming that incumbent Dr Yanica Sant has chosen to end her four-year tenure as legal lead of the regulatory authority.

Updating stakeholders, the MGA confirmed that Sant would remain in office until February 2022, continuing to fulfil functions that “MGA’s management consider to not give rise to any real or apparent conflict of interest; specifically in performing any regulatory, inspectorate, or enforcement duties”.

A seven-year executive of the MGA, Sant has served as General Counsel since 2018, having been promoted from her former position as a Senior Policy Officer.

The MGA praised Sant’s ‘invaluable contribution’ to achieving headline directives that included drafting the regulator’s new legal framework for regulating igaming systems through the Technical Regulation Information System (‘TRIS’) – in-line with European Commission standards.

Ending her tenure, Sant has confirmed that she will be moving to a new role within the private sector.

“The MGA would like to thank Yanica for her sterling work over the last seven and a half years, and her invaluable contributions at all levels of the Authority’s hierarchy and to most high-level projects over that time, including notably the drafting of the regulatory framework which was published in 2018,” the regulator’s announcement read.

“We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavour, confident that she will continue to demonstrate the values which the MGA proudly upholds.”