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Dr Michael Grech

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GVZH Advocates

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Michael is a partner at GVZH Advocates, heading the intellectual property department at GVZH Advocates. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law including the representation of several multi-national clients in all aspects of IP law, including brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.

Michael also leads the firm’s shippingyachting and aviation team and is active in privatisation matters, having acted both the Government of Malta as well as for investors. He sits on the boards of several local companies including three publicly listed companies.

Michael is the Chairman of Teatru Manoel, Malta’s national theatre, and a member of the Boards of Governors ofFondazzjoni Patrimonju Maltiand St. Edward’s College. He is a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.


Michael is fluent in English, French, Italian and Maltese.


Malta Chamber of Advocates | International Trade Mark Association


Michael graduated Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. He then pursued a Master of Laws at University College, London.



Within: Aviation

GVZH Advocates provides advice on AOC applications, aircraft registrations and private importation matters. Practice head Michael Grech and associate Katrina Abela are key contacts in the department. The team also assists clients with structuring private aircraft leasing arrangements, aircraft sale and acquisition transactions, and commercial aircraft importation matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘always accessible, hands-on and extremely knowledgeable’ Andrew Zammit leads GVZH Advocates’ practice. Zammit has particular expertise in the TMT, gaming and fintech arenas; highlights included advising Scientific Games on the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group. The team - which includes noted lawyers Joseph J. Vella, Michael Grech and Albert Grech  - assists with corporate restructurings and reorganisations, as well as corporate finance transactions. Luca Vella is also recommended.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Grech - GVZH Advocates

Within: Intellectual property

Michael Grech heads GVZH Advocates’ practice, which generates work from major international clients, including Unilever, L'Oréal and General Electric. The team handles the full spectrum of IP services including trade mark filing, copyright and patenting, competition and infringement actions and larger enforcement instructions. Grech advised IMG on copyright-related matters concerning its Malta-based operations.

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Within: Shipping

Michael Grech and associate Katrina Abela handle the full range of yachting matters for GVZH Advocates, including vessel registrations, sale and purchase transactions, tax structuring, financing and commercial yacht certification. A recent highlight involved assisting a client with lifting a vessel arrest.

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  • Termination of Employment for Good and Sufficient Cause

    In the case of Joseph Saliba vs Imperial Hotel (Goldvest Company Limited), the facts of the case revolved around Mr Saliba who was employed in various positions within the Hotel Imperial in Sliema until such hotel was acquired by Goldvest Company.
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