Antonio Ghio

Antonio is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and heads its TMT & IP Law Departments. His main areas of expertise are TMT; intellectual property; gaming; arts & culture; and litigation.

For the duration of his career, Antonio’s work has solely revolved around ICT law issues, trying to find solutions to the constant struggle existing between law and technology, both inside and outside of the courtrooms.

Antonio’s main areas of practice include legal issues relating to information technology, e-commerce, internet security, electronic signatures, electronic identity, outsourcing, telecommunications, data protection, software, intellectual property, gaming law, cybercrime.

He lectures ICT law and Cyber Crime at the University of Malta, and held the position of Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority after having served as a member of the Board of Directors for five years. He is also a founding member and current President of the Malta Information Technology Law Association – MITLA.

Antonio is a regular speaker on ICT law issues in conferences both locally and abroad and has a regular column on ICT law issues on the Sunday Times of Malta as well as a personal blog on ICT Law issues. He is regularly recommended by clients and peers with respect to various professional directories, including Chambers Global/Europe and Legal 500.

Languages: Maltese, English, Italian

Career Highlights

February 2002

Fenech and Fenech Advocates, Partner

July 2014

Malta IT Law Association, President

June 2018

European Law Institute, Fellow

November 2012

Malta Communications Authority, Chairman

November 2008

Malta Communications Authority, Director

November 2012

EU Digital Champions, Digital Champion for MALTA

October 1999

Law & Information Technology Research Unit - Univ. of Malta, Researcher


University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

1999 - 2001, LL.M in Information Technology and Communications Law

University of Malta

1998 – 2001, LL.D. Faculty of Laws

University of Malta

1998 – 1999, Faculty of Laws

University of Malta

1995 – 1998, Faculty of Laws

Europe Malta Intellectual Property & TMT | Spotlight
Commercial, Corporate And M&A | Tier 1
Dispute Resolution | Tier 1
Intellectual Property | Tier 1 (Leading Individuals)
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Antonio Ghio is praised for his ability to handle intellectual property mandates, with one source enthusing: “I consider him to be the top one in IP.” Antonio Ghio assists with the IP aspects of transactions, as well as representing clients in contentions copyright and patent proceedings. He is also acknowledged for his ability to handle TMT and data protection mandates.
Chambers Europe 2022
‘The Commercial, corporate and M&A team at the firm is extremely experienced in the area and provide excellent, practical and prompt advise. From experience, both Dr Nicolai Vella Falzon and Dr Antonio Ghio are extremely competent in their own respective areas and it was easy to place our trust in them during the transaction.’
Legal 500 2022
‘Dr Antonio Ghio is the leading expert in the areas of gaming, technology and privacy. He is excellent, extremely committed and reliable’
Legal 500 2022
The team kept in close contact throughout the pandemic and has always provided us with experienced advice in our market niche.’
Legal 500 2022
‘Specialised law firm which is also familiar with the legal area of parallel imports.’
Legal 500 2022
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