Dr Terence Cassar is a senior associate at GTG Advocates who is highly experienced in TMT, IP, blockchain and cyptocurrencies, fintech, data protection and privacy, gaming and betting, e-commerce and cybercrime. In the fintech field, he specialises in advising virtual financial assets service providers and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and was one of Malta’s first lawyers to advise on ICOs. Dr Cassar is currently advising various major crypto exchanges in relation to licensing under the Virtual Financial Assets Act. He has also represented various clients before the European Intellectual Property Office, negotiated a high-profile settlement against a major Malta Gaming Authority-licensed platform-provider and led the negotiations in relation to various major franchises. A member of the Chamber of Advocates, Dr Cassar was a key expert on the Malta IP Hub, an initiative to amend local IP laws, and has led the General Data Protection Regulation compliance of various organisations, including Malta’s foremost utility provider.