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Dr Antonio Ghio

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates

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ICT Law, E-Commerce Law, Intellectual Property Law, Gaming Law, Cybercrime.




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

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.


Maltese, English, Italian, French (basic knowlege)


• 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. • Member of the Board of Directors of the Malta Communications Authority. • Visiting Lecurer at University of Malta teaching ICT Law and Cybercrime.


• 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).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is known for its leading marine litigation department, which is headed by Ann Fenech. She acted for Tug Malta in a salvage claim, and also represented Malta Freeport Terminals in various contentious matters, including proceedings before the French courts. Elsewhere, Antonio Ghio leads on TMT and IP instructions, with key clients including Evoke Gaming and PRS for Music. He is assisting the latter with various actions against third parties over alleged copyright breaches. Edward Debono and Kenneth Grima are also recommended for their litigation expertise. Paul Gonzi handles employment matters.

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Intellectual property

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Antonio Ghio - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Within: Intellectual property

Antonio Ghio¬†leads on the full range of IP matters for Fenech & Fenech Advocates¬†with ‚Äėa knowledgeable, clear and concise approach'. On the TMT side, the firm's recent work has included multiple copyright infringement disputes, as well as advice to clients on licensing and distribution agreements, and GDPR strategies; Gaming Innovation Group is a key client concerning the latter. Senior associate Jeanine Rizzo¬†has earned a name for herself in the field as a ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable¬†lawyer', who 'is¬†proficient at what she does‚Äô. She assists with both prosecution and litigation matters.

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Malta: Intellectual Property (2nd edition)

August 2018. By Antonio Ghio, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to intellectual property law in  Malta . It will cover intellectual property rights, licensing, enforcement, establishing infringement or liability, and challenges to intellectual property. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Intellectual Property. [Continue Reading]

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