Dr Ian Gauci > GTG Advocates > Valletta, Malta > Lawyer Profile

GTG Advocates

Work Department

Communications, Media and Technology, Blockchain, DLTs and Cryptocurrencies, Data Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition Law, Consumer Law, Gaming, Artificial Intelligence




Dr Gauci is primarily engaged in technology law, fintech, regtech, electronic communications, information society, data protection and gaming/gambling, while also focusing on consumer law, competition law, broadcasting law, cyber law, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-health, e-payment, information technology, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising.

Dr Gauci also provides consultancy on legal matters related to blockchain technology, smart contracts, crypto-currencies and ICO/ITO. He is frequently invited to participate and speak in local and international conferences, seminars and events touching on these areas as well as Electronic Communications, Data Protection and Technology Law.

He has advised and assisted in mergers and acquisitions and represented clients in local and cross-border negotiations, mediation and arbitration. Dr Gauci has obtained substantial experience in drafting international commercial and technology contracts, including platform and hardware agreements, sourcing, outsourcing and software license agreements, sponsorship agreements, product and service supply, distribution, franchising and broadcasting agreements.

Dr Gauci has also assisted the Maltese Government on issues dealing with E-Trust certification, the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) on its E-Commerce strategy, as well as the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and co-authored the Maltese Electronic Communications Framework.

Currently, he is one of the strategic advisors appointed by the Maltese Government on the National Blockchain Strategy Taskforce. Apart from his work within the firm, Dr Gauci also lectures Legal Futures and Technology at the University of Malta.


Maltese, English, Italian


Chamber of Advocates, Blockchain Malta Association


Dr Gauci graduated in law from the University of Malta

Lawyer Rankings

Malta > Commercial, corporate and M&A

GTG Advocates’ broad expertise spans corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance matters, share option agreements and share incentive schemes as well as corporate restructuring. The group is noted for its work in the technology, fintech and gaming spaces. Managing partner Ian Gauci co-heads the the corporate and commercial practice alongside senior associate Terence Cassar, who is especially sought after to advise on M&A transactions, acquisitions of gaming companies and games distribution projects, and senior associate Cherise Abela Grech, who regularly acts for investment funds and financial institutions.

Malta > Fintech

(Leading individuals)

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Comparative Guides

Malta: Fintech October 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Fintech laws and regulations that may occur in Malta.