Deo joined Fenech & Fenech Advocates as an Associate within the International Practice department in 2019.

 

He graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in December 2015 and was admitted to the Bar in March 2016. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Intellectual Property from the University of London and the ISO accredited CIPP/E and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is also an elected board member of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA).

 

In previous years Deo was widely involved in student activism and was President and Vice-President of ELSA (Malta).

 

Deo practices mainly in Technology, Media and Telecommunications including litigious matters and gaming. He specialises in Intellectual Property where he advises on obtaining IP protection, dealing with infringements and assisting with filing strategies. He regularly advises clients in relation to information technology issues, gaming law regulatory issues as well as in setting up and assisting with privacy (GDPR) compliant programs.

Education

2019 – CIPM, IAPP
2019 – LL.M., University of London
2018 – CIPP/E, IAPP
2018 – P.G. Dip., University of London
2016 – P.G. Cert., University of London
2015 – LL.D., University of Malta
2013 – Dip. Not. Pub., University of Malta
2012 – LL.B., University of Malta

Memberships & Involvements

Member of The Malta Chamber of Advocates
Board Member of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA)
Member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Speaking Engagements
  • Lecture on Cyber Ethics in Data Collection – ICT in Health – ICTSA Million Dollar Idea 2021
  • Lecture on Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Considerations in the Gaming Industry – Gaming Law Webinars by ELSA Malta 2020
  • The Medicine of Things, participating in a panel with Ing. Kenneth Terribile and Dr Ryan Grech MD at the Med-Tech Summit 2020
  • Webinar on Telemedicine, Privacy and Health Consultations with Dr Martina Aquilina MD and Dr Ryan Grech MD, organised by Digital Health Malta – June 2020
  • Technological interventions during Covid 19 – 103 FM
  • Privacy during Covid 19 – Lovin Malta #COVIDCALLS  – April 2020
  • Presentation on Cyber Security Readiness during the Cyber Security Workshop with MITA, GRTU SME Week – October 2019
  • The Fenech & Fenech IP Law Forum – Intellectual Property Audits – May 2019
Articles & Publications
  • Malta Intellectual Property Country Comparative Guide 2021 – July 2021
  • Electronic court filings – quo vadis? (Times of Malta) – 27 April 2020
  • Copyright Cross-Border Guide for Malta (2019) – TerraLex
  • Trade Secrets: Practical Considerations in Malta (TerraLex Connections) – October 2019
  • Malta: Intellectual Property (3rd edition) (The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide) – July 2019
  • Nando’s awarded moral damages in local infringement case (The Sunday Times) – 23 June 2019
  • Copyright and Digital Exhaustion, unanswered questions and uncertain treatment in the EU – December 2016
  • Copyright Exploitation in the Digital World – Ownership, Licensing and the Consumer – June 2015
Recommendations

Legal 500 2021:

 

Tier 1 Intellectual Property

 

‘Well trained counsel on technology matters, especially intellectual property litigation which is very valuable for contract negotiations.’

 

‘Deo Falzon and Antonio Ghio – Genuine interest in the fields they work in, passionate about technology, and very updated with not only legal, but also commercial developments in the tech world.’

 

‘Knowledge and speed of operations – these are two very strong traits that this firm has. Furthermore they also try to plan for the steps to come – hence they are also strategic in their advice.’

 

‘Deo Falzon – Very well organised and knowledgeable as well as strategic in his approach Antonio Ghio – Very knowledgeable and strategic in his approach’

‘The team at Fenech & Fenech are extremely reachable and provide timely updates about proceedings. Moreover their intellectual property knowledge, advice and experience is accurate and dependable.’

 

‘We work with Associate Deo Falzon who we refer to consistently with Customs – goods in transit proceedings as well as trademark and other intellectual property issues. We find Deo Falzon to be very knowledgeable about intellectual property and efficient.’

 

‘I mostly work with Dr. Deo Falzon and his team. Their reply is always instantaneous and their service absolutely perfect.’

 

‘Dr. Deo Falzon is one of those people who just gets stuff done.’

 

Tier 1 Dispute Resolution

 

‘We have worked with associate Deo Falzon on litigious matters involving intellectual property and general commercial matters. We found him to be knowledgeable and efficient and able to clearly explain the proceedings we face.’