Daniel Buttigieg joined the Local Litigation team at Fenech & Fenech Advocates as a trainee student in 2009 and has formed part of the firm ever since, mainly dealing with dispute resolution and litigation and this by representing both local and foreign clients in front of the various Maltese Courts, Arbitration and in front of specialised Boards and Tribunals such as the Rent Regulation Board, the Planning Board and the EPRT, Rural Leases Control Board and the Land Arbitration Board.


Daniel’s main focus is Real Estate and Construction which incorporates all aspects of property and construction law, be it transactional or litigation work, including briefs concerning sale, lease, damages, contracts of work, real and personal rights, emphyteusis, and servitudes amongst others. Daniel has also successfully been involved in a number of constitutional cases involving a breach of his client’s fundamental rights, particularly those involving a breach of one’s right to free enjoyment of property and one’s right to a fair hearing.


Apart from real estate, Daniel also handles briefs on general civil and commercial matters , debt collection, probate, succession and administrative review.


In 2019 Daniel was also appointed as the Chairman of the Board to Adjudicate Charges Relating to Bribery and Illegal Betting in Football by the Malta Football Association, a post he still holds.


June 2011 – Doctor of Laws, University of Malta; Dissertation Title Food Safety and The Challenges Imposed on the Production, Processing and Distribution of Food. A Legal Analysis

June 2009 – Diploma of Notary Public, University Malta

June 2008 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Malta

Memberships & Involvements

Admitted to the bar in 2012

Member of the Chamber of Advocates

Speaking Engagements

Cross Boarder Business in the EU Made Easy – Organised by the Malta Business Bureau in conjunction with the European Commission – 16th January 2015

Articles & Publications

ECHR Imposing Changes to Rent Laws – Times of Malta 10the September 2015

When a Private Purpose Becomes Public – Times of Malta 13th August 2015

Is Converting A Post 1979 Temporary Emphyteusis Into A Lease A Violation of the Right To The Peaceful Enjoyment of Property – Times of Malta, 19th January, 2015

Converting a post 1979 temporary emphyteusis into a lease – Times of Malta, 13th January, 2015

Does Expropriation Violate the Owner’s Right to the Peaceful Enjoyment of his Property? – Times of Malta, 16th October, 2014


Legal 500 2021:


Daniel Buttigieg and Carl Grech are key names at associate level.


Legal 500 EMEA 2020:


Daniel Buttigieg is well known for his litigation expertise.