Dirk Urpani

Head of Legal | Malta

Dirk Urpani provides AML/CFT advisory services to RMCโ€™s clientele specialising in AML/CFT compliance of Fund Managers, Funds, MiFID firms, Depositaries, Gaming, VFA Service Providers, CSPs and Financial Institutions amongst others.

Dirk also specialises in Regulatory Compliance advisory services of Fund Managers, Funds, MiFID firms, Depositaries, Gaming, VFA Service Providers, CSPs and Financial Institutions amongst others. In his role, Dirk assists clients with monitoring and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the measures, policies and procedures of the Company through the implementation of an effective risk-based Compliance Monitoring Programme. Dirk also provides advice to the clientโ€™s board, senior management and any other persons on compliance with laws, rules, regulations, any conditions arising from the entityโ€™s authorisation conditions as well as updates on any new regulatory developments.

Dirk assists clients by acting as Company Secretary for licensed entities, thereby helping clients to enhance their internal corporate governance.

Dirk further provides Data Protection and Privacy advisory services to clients that require assistance to comply with the obligations deriving from the GDPR and pertinent legislation.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Investment Services Regulation
  • Funds
  • Virtual Financial Asset Service Providers
  • Company Service Providers
  • Gaming Companies
  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Payments & Electronic Money Institutions
  • Capital Markets


Prior Experience

Dirk started his legal career when he joined the International Tax Department at Deloitte Malta as a legal trainee, prior to joining a mid-tier audit and advisory firm where he formed part of the Compliance department. During his term with BTI Management Ltd, Dirk also worked with BCA Solutions as their Compliance Officer. In 2020, Dirk joined CSB Group wherein he hold the posts of Legal Counsel and Business Advisory for CSB International Ltd and Legal and Compliance Associate for CSB Legal. He then worked in the Gaming industry as Group MLRO for Genesis Global Limited, holding the position of MLRO on the MGA, UKGC and SGA licenses.

Educational Background

Dirk graduated from the University of Malta in 2017 with a Doctor of Laws, and subsequently was admitted to the Bar in March 2018. Dirk then graduated with a Master of Arts in Financial Services from the University of Malta in 2020.

Dirk obtained the below certifications:

  • Virtual Financial Assets for VFA Agents Programme
  • Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management
  • ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

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