Michael joined Fenech & Fenech as an Associate within the International Practice department in 2018 and was called to the bar that same year. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Laws with International Relations, and as a Doctor of Laws after having submitted his thesis on third-party litigation funding.
Michael also holds a Master’s degree in international maritime law conferred by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in 2017. He combined his research interests by examining the environmental impacts of ship recycling in his dissertation entitled; ‘The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships: Has Panama’s Accession Finally Set the Ball Rolling for the Convention to Come into Force?’, and economic and safety issues in his Drafting Project implementing the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) Container Mass Verification Requirements into Maltese Legislation.
Michael’s previous experience involved assisting clients with issues relating to employment law, iGaming, and commercial transactions and licencing.
As a member of the Fenech & Fenech team, he now focuses in aiding an array of clients in matters relating to mainly matters concerning Data Protection and Privacy, and Employment law. Michael also assists clients with matters involving Gaming within the same department.
Having read for an LL.M in international maritime law, Michael keeps abreast with current maritime issues and the latest developments within the shipping sector.