Dr Dingli has been practising as an associate within the firm since 2016 after he graduated from the University of Malta after successfully submitting a dissertation titled “Is the Maltese prison system ECHR compliant?” During his time at University, Robert positively engaged in student activism by being the class representative for five years. Robert was also one of Student Representatives forming part of the Faculty of Laws Board in his last three years at University.
Robert was admitted to the Bar in Valletta in 2016.
In 2018, Robert furthered his studies at Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom) and graduated with an LL.M. with distinction after successfully submitting a dissertation titled “A legal analysis of the sporting autonomy principle” which was closely linked to the Maltese sporting sector.
Dr Dingli is a member of the Chamber of Advocates Malta, the International Sports Lawyers Association (ISLA) and the International Association of Sports Law (IASL).
Robert joined Swieqi United F.C in its second year of existence (2010) and has been part of the committee for the past eleven years, currently occupying the role of Head of Legal Affairs. Robert also represented Swieqi United F.C. on the Malta Football Association Council for three years (2018-2021) as well as formed part of the Malta Football Association’s Control and Disciplinary Board for three years (2018-2021).
Robert also currently serves as a “Macolin Eye” with the Council of Europe concerning the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention) since 2018 and assists numerous clubs and athletes with their sporting affairs.
Robert has a keen interest for sports law matters, specifically matters concerning corruption and regulatory matters in sports.
Robert writes a monthly opinion piece in The Sunday Times of Malta concerning local and foreign sport legal issues.
In his free time Robert enjoys watching football and running.