About Avviza


Avviza logo black on whiteAvviza Advisory focuses on delivering true value to its clients through its fresh and innovative approach, backed with sectoral expertise in the fields of management consultancy, online gaming, digital gaming, communications and branding strategy, project management, and business transformation.  Tax planning, executive mentorship and interim C-Level management are amongst Avviza’s premium solutions which are tailor made specifically for each individual client.

Avviza’s advisory solutions are based on a solid technical background in each respective field, however framed around practical steps which clients can implement and follow up.

The Avviza team is formed by top notch experts and a network of associates which bring with them years of experience and specialisation in their respective fields. Avviza’s team of consultants hold advisory experience in a multitude of industries and sectors, whereby they provided advise to Public Sector Organisations in Europe and the Caribbean, to Policy and Regulatory Organisations, whilst it’s team also advised Private Sector companies across Europe in the on-line gaming sector, the technology and telecommunications industries, the manufacturing, transportation, engineering, utilities and retail sectors, amongst others.

Our Senior Executive Team


Mr RReuben Portanier - Founder & Executive Advisor, AVVIZAeuben Portanier B.Com (Hons) Econ, MA Fin Serv – Founder & Executive Advisor

Mr Portanier is responsible for the business, fintech and gaming advisory service lines.

Mr Portanier is the former CEO of Malta’s Gaming Authority, a former Board Trustee of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGR) and a former member of the EU’s Expert Group on Online Gambling in Europe.  Mr Portanier held senior business consultancy positions with the Management Systems Unit Ltd and with Arthur Andersen, whilst held C-Level positions in the ICT sector with MITTS Ltd (now MITA) and Datatrak Holdings plc (now Loqus Business Intelligence plc).

Mr Portanier founded Avviza Advisory in 2014 and currently is a Board Member of the Malta Football Association, a Board Member with a Fintech company, and is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).  More about the founder – Reuben Portanier. You may contact Mr Portanier by sending an email to rp@avviza.com

Dr Nikita Cuschieri LLD

Dr Nikita Cuschieri  LL.D  LL.M (IMLI) – Compliance and Legal Advisor

Dr Cuschieri is Avviza’s Compliance and Legal Advisor. Dr Cuschieri was admitted to the bar in 2010 and practised in various areas of law.  Dr Cuschieri held various in-house legal counsel positions in the maritime, ICT and online gaming sectors.  Dr Cuschieri  first practiced as a lawyer within the civil and commercial litigation division with one of Malta’s leading law firms, and subsequently set-up her own practice.  Over the past years Dr Cuschieri developed an interest in gaming law and joined the Betclic Everest Group, where she held the position of Legal Counsel for three years until 2015.  Dr Cuschieri is currently also the Legal Counsel of a leading international ICT company.

Dr Cuschieri joined Avviza in 2016, whereby she handles regulatory and compliance matters, provides legal advise on various remote gaming topics and is involved in the legal drafting of business agreements for Avviza’s gaming clients.  You may contact Dr Cuschieri by sending an email to nikita@avviza.com

pamela 1Dr Pamela Portanier LL.D Notary Public – Legal Advisor

Dr Portanier acts as a Legal Advisor to Avviza’s clients, mainly dealing with contract vetting, contract drafting and general legal advice.  Prior to setting up her own Notarial Practice in 2011, Dr Portanier held the position of Assistant Accountant for over twelve years with the Corinthia Group.

Dr Portanier joined Avviza in 2015, and also handles Avviza’s corporate matters.



Our Associates

Avviza is a founding firm of Afilexion Alliance, a joint venture corporate services firm established in partnership with GTG Advocates.  As a member firm of Afilexion, Avviza has full access to a multidisciplinary team of associates, including advocates with regulatory experience, gaming law experience, commercial law experience and taxation.

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