Nicolai began his career in financial services with a leading law firm in Malta. He assisted funds and fund managers to get licenses and provided advice on trusts and foundations. He worked as legal and compliance manager of an online casino operator licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority. He handled all legal, compliance and regulatory procedures including monitoring and controlling the implementation of international regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. He also performed risk assessments to identify legal challenges.
Now he has set up his own firm and advises mainly in the corporate, iGaming, financial services, trusts and foundations areas.
Nicolai is on the board of directors for a MFSA-licensed trustee and administrator for private foundations.
He is a lawyer holding a masters degree in Banking and Finance from University College London. He also holds a Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners Certificate as a Trust and Estate Practitioner and a Certificate in Trust Law from the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.