Antonio Ghio



Antonio Ghio

Firm: Fenech & Fenech Advocates
Address:198 Old Bakery Street
Valletta VLT 1455
Phone:356 21241232
Fax:356 25990643
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Tue. 03:18


Dr. Antonio Ghio heads the ICT law Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and specialises in telecommunications law, data protection, intellectual property law, e-commerce, remote gaming and internet law. For the past eleven years his work has solely revolved around ICT law issues and trying to find solutions that the constant struggle between law and technology creates, both inside and outside of the courtrooms. Ghio also lectures ICT law and Cyber Crime at the University of Malta and also served as Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority after having served as a member of the board of directors for over four years. He has an LL.M in ICT law from the University of Strathclyde. He is a regular speaker on ICT law issues in conferences both locally and abroad. He has also served as EU Digital Champion for Malta.


Languages: English, Maltese, Italian and French


Areas of Practice


  • Copyright
  • E-Commerce
  • Gaming Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications


Litigation Percentage 10%

Professional Career


Professional Associations

Associate of the Computer Law Association (ItechLaw)

Camera degli Avvocati of Malta

International Bar Association


Bar Admission

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 te 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



Awarded LL.M. in Telecommunications and Information Technology Law (with Distinction), from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. LLM dissertation submitted on 'Offshore E-Commerce, A legal perspective.

Awarded Doctorate in Law (LL.D) from the University of Malta in October 2001. Doctoral thesis submitted on 'Legal Aspects of Internet Security and On-line Privacy.

Awarded Diploma in Notarial Studies from University of Malta.

Awarded Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Legal and Humanistic Studies (International Relations) Egregia cum Laude from University of Malta.