Sarah Cannataci

Sarah is an Associate at Fenech & Fenech Advocates working within the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Law (TMT) department.

Sarah started practicing in data protection, privacy and intellectual property in 2014, after which she joined the International Practice department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates in 2017.

Sarah obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Malta in 2016, basing her research paper on the erosion of privacy by search engines and the Right to be Forgotten as envisaged within the General Data Protection Regulation. She qualified as a lawyer with a Masters in Advocacy in 2017 and was called to the Maltese bar in 2018.

As part of the Fenech and Fenech team, Sarah focuses primarily on privacy and data protection, particularly the interrelation of privacy within the sphere of information technology, and related industries such as gaming and telecommunications. Sarah assists clients on matters tied to trademarks, copyright, and design rights amongst other intellectual property issues. Furthermore, Sarah also advises on matters tied to product liability, pharmaceuticals and cultural heritage.

Sarah is an elected board member of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) and of Wirt iz-Zejtun, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage in the south of Malta. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iAPP) and a thesis examiner within the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta.

Languages: Maltese, English

Career Highlights

Representing an international collecting society in copyright management litigation

Assisting and representing civil society NGOs in landmark class action data privacy dispute before the Maltese Courts

Appointed as Thesis Examiner for the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta

Assisting and representing a major global leader in nutrition and therapeutic food before the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA)


University of Malta

2017, Master of Advocacy (M.Adv)

University of Malta

2016, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LL.B(Hons))

‘Fenech and Fenech are the territory leaders in music rights management and deal with all of our infringement cases.‘
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‘Sarah Cannataci has always provided good advice and is always available to deal with any queries I have.‘
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