Dr. Antonio Ghio is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and heads its TMT & IP Law Departments. He destroyed his first computer at the tender age of seven and never looked back. For the past thirteen years his 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.

 

Ghio also 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 has an LL.D from the University of Malta where he specialised on legal aspects of Internet security and online privacy as well as an LL.M from Strathclyde University where he specialised in offshore electronic commerce.

 

Ghio is a founding member and current President of the Malta Information Technology Law Association – MITLA.

 

He 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 at ictlawmalta.blogspot.com.

 

Antonio’s specialities 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.

 

Ghio is regularly recommended by clients and peers with respect to various professional directories, including Chambers Global/Europe and Legal 500.

Education

1999-2001
LL.M in Information Technology and Communications Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Awarded 1st Class with Distinction and presented dissertation on ‘Offshore E-Commerce’.

1998 – 2001
LL.D. Faculty of Laws, University of Malta – Doctorate in Laws with a doctoral thesis on ‘Legal Aspects of Internet Security and Online Privacy’.

1998 – 1999
Faculty of Laws, University of Malta – Diploma as Notary Public.

1995 – 1998
Faculty of Laws, University if Malta – Bachelorship of Arts in Legal and Humanistic Studies (International Relations stream).

Involvements and Memberships

Founding Member and President of the Malta Information Technology Law Association.
Admitted to the Bar in November 2001 and holds Warrant to practice as Advocate in Malta.
Member of the Camera degli Avvocati, Malta.
Member of the International Bar Association.
Member of ITECHLAW, formerly the Computer Law Association.
Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Malta Communications Authority.
Former Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority.
Visiting Lecturer at University of Malta teaching ICT Law and Cybercrime.
Member of the Board of the Malta Law Academy.

Recommendations


“Antonio Ghio displays impressive credentials in commercial IP and gaming work.”

 

“The firm is prolific in the gaming sector, with Antonio Ghio named”.

 

“Antonio Ghio’s team is particularly well known for its capabilities in copyright and trade mark matters, with a significant number of clients in the creative and entertainment industries.”

 

“With respect to Intellectual Property Law, Fenech & Fenech Advocates provides ‘immediate responses and turnaround of documentation and investigation work’. Antonio Ghio heads the team”


“Antonio Ghio focuses on corporate, IT and IP matters. Sources describe him as an “accessible lawyer with very sound knowledge of the market.”

 

“Clients are impressed with Antonio Ghio’s work, which they describe as “timely and diligent.” He is an expert in IT, gaming and e-commerce”

 

“Antonio Ghio is a well-regarded practitioner who is highlighted for his expertise in e-commerce and broader TMT and IP issues.”

 

“Antonio Ghio is building a strong reputation in the market, particularly in regards to IT law, e-commerce, gaming and cyber crime.”