Dr. Robert Dingli

Dr. Robert Dingli

Senior Associate

Dr. Dingli joined the Firm in 2016 as an Associate 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) as a committee member occupying various roles. Currently, Robert serves as Head of Legal Affairs at Swieqi United FC. 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 is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta where he lectures on Sports Law and International and EU Sports Law as well as serving as an examiner and supervisor. Robert is also a visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. 

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.

He has a keen interest in sports law matters, specifically matters concerning corruption and regulatory matters in sports.

A monthly opinion piece written by Robert in The Sunday Times of Malta concerning local and foreign sports legal issues.

In his free time, Robert enjoys watching football and running.

Career, Education & Memberships


• Legal Trainee at Dingli & Dingli Law Firm 2014
• Associate in Dingli and Dingli Law Firm since 2016
• Senior Associate in Dingli and Dingli Law Firm since 2021


• Bachelor of Laws, University of Malta
• Doctor of Laws, University of Malta
• LL.M Sports Law, Nottingham Trent University


• Chamber of Advocates, Malta
• International Sports Lawyers Association (ISLA)
• International Association of Sports Law (IASL)