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.

Education

2017 – Master of Laws in International Maritime Law (LL.M), IMO – International Maritime Law Institute

2017 – Doctorate of Laws (LL.D), University of Malta

2016 – Certificate in Trust Law and Management, Institute of Financial Services Practitioners

2015 – Diploma of Notary Public (NP), University of Malta

2013 – Bachelor of Laws with International Relations (LL.B), University of Malta

Memberships & Involvements

Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates

Speaking Engagements

Society of Education: Employment Law Updates – April 2018

Articles & Publications
  • Annual Leave National Standard Order: possible effects on maternity, sick and injury leave – International Law Office – November, 2018
  • A Maltese Law Analysis of Third-Party Litigation Funding. – Thesis – University of Malta – July, 2017
  • 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? – Dissertation: International Maritime Law Institute – May, 2017