Paul Gonzi

Paul is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. His main areas of specialization are Employment Law; Data Protection; and TMT Law.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Notary Public and Doctor of Laws at the University of Malta, Paul earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the subject grouping ‘Computer and Communications Law’ at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Paul has extensive experience within the employment sector, from advising clients on contractual issues and drafting of policies and procedures, to challenging disputes before the Industrial Tribunal, Civil Court and Appeal Court.

In the field of Data Protection Law, Paul advises data protection and privacy policies and procedures; on notification of data controllers and data processing, engaging of data processors and sub-contractors, local and international data transfers; EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses (‘SCCs’) and Binding Corporate Rules (‘BCRs’) and handling complaints with Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (‘IDPC’).

Paul also forms part of the International Practice at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and is often involved in transactional work and legal due diligence exercises. He is also a contributor in various publications and also contributes towards several conferences and training sessions in his areas of specialisation.

Languages: Maltese, English, Italian

Career Highlights

October 2007

Fenech and Fenech Advocates, Lawyer ICT Law / Employment Law / Litigation Lawyer


Queen Mary University (University of London) – Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Masters (LL.M.) Computer and Communications LAW.

2006 – 2007

University of Malta, LL.D.

2003 – 2006

Libera Universita Degli Studi, St. Pio V, Rome

2005 (October – February)

Institute of Financial Services Practitioners – Malta (IFSP)


University of Malta

2003 – 2004

University of Malta, B.A Legal and Humanistic Studies(European Studies)

2000 – 2003

Chambers Europe Malta Corporate/Commercial | Band 3
Commercial, Corporate And M&A | Tier 1
Dispute Resolution | Tier 1
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‘Paul Gonzi is, I believe, the best employment lawyer in Malta. Very proficient in his area and provides practical and very valid advice on each and every employment law matter. He is a great person to deal with and very committed to his work. He makes himself available whenever an issue comes up and is extremely good at arguing the client’s case even in court and tribunal. Paul is truly an asset.’
Legal 500 2022
Paul Gonzi advises clients on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions. He also has experience in contentious matters, including unfair dismissal claims.
Chambers Europe 2022
Paul Gonzi advises clients on employment law matters, particularly the employment law aspects of corporate transactions, as well as data protection mandates. A client reports that he provides “timely, well-considered and all-encompassing advice.”
Chambers Global 2021
Clients report that he is “very knowledgeable in employment law” and stress that he is “one of the best around in employment law.”
Chambers Europe 2020
Paul Gonzi is singled out by interviewees for his employment law practice, with clients reporting that he is “very knowledgeable in employment law” and stressing that he is “one of the best around in employment law.” Gonzi frequently advises on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions and company establishments.
Chambers Global 2020
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