Antonio Ghio

Antonio Ghio


Chambers Europe 2015:
"Clients are impressed with Antonio Ghio's work, which they describe as "timely and diligent." He is an expert in IT, gaming and e-commerce".

Chambers and Partners Global March 2014:
"Antonio Ghio is a well-regarded practitioner who is highlighted for his expertise in e-commerce and broader TMT and IP issues. He heads the firm's ICT law department."

Chambers and Partners Global March 2013:
"The up-and-coming Antonio Ghio is building a strong reputation in the market, particularly in regards to IT law, e-commerce, gaming and cyber crime."

Legal 500 April 2013:
With respect to Intellectual Property Law, "Fenech & Fenech Advocates provides ‘immediate responses and turnaround of documentation and investigation work’. [...] Antonio Ghio heads the team."

Chambers Global & Europe 2012:
"Clients are quick to praise Antonio Ghio, who specialises in e-commerce, IT and gaming law."                 


Dr. Antonio Ghio is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and heads its ICT & IP Law Departments. For the past twelve 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 the last 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

Specialities: legal issues relating to information technology, e-commerce, internet security, electronic signatures, electronic identity, outsourcing, telecommunications, data protection, software, intellectual property, gaming law, cybercrime.


Areas of Practice
ICT Law, E-Commerce Law, Intellectual Property Law, Gaming Law, Cybercrime

Maltese, English, Italian, French (basic knowlege)

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).

Involments/ Memberships
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.

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