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Claude Micallef-Grimaud

Claude Micallef-Grimaud

Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Intellectual Property & Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Telecoms, Media & Technology

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Claude Micallef-Grimaud is a Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates, working mainly in the firm's Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) and Intellectual Property (IP) departments.Claude acts as lead counsel in all matters relating to privacy law and data protection and represents numerous international (and local) entities in such matters. One particular area of specialisation relates to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in respect of which he is widely considered as one of the leading practitioners in the field.

Claude regularly advises and acts as counsel in the field of Information Technology law and Cybersecurity. This includes assistance with contract drafting and negotiation as well as IT licensing arrangements. Claude also regularly advises and acts as counsel for international and local clients in all intellectual property matters (particularly Copyright cases, Anti-Counterfeiting actions and Trademark issues) including litigation, contract negotiation and drafting, registration procedures and licensing/franchising matters.

Claude also regularly assists various entities in the media sector including prominent artists, performers, film/theatre/music producers and directors as well as investors in the media and entertainment industry and also acts as production lawyer in local and foreign television and cinematic productions.

Claude's other specialist areas include all matters relating to EU law, Contract law and Tort law the latter being a subject he also lectures at the University of Malta. Claude also acts as counsel for clients in general civil and commercial matters.

Claude has published a number of academic papers both locally as well as abroad. Claude is also an examiner and academic supervisor at the University of Malta and has organised, moderated and participated in a number of conferences and symposiums on various subjects.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2009)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal and Humanistic (European) Studies - 2005, University of Malta
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) - 2008, University of Malta
  • Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law - 2009, University of Malta
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Corporate and Commercial | FinTech | Intellectual Property & Anti-Counterfeiting | Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting | Telecoms, Media & Technology | Telecoms, Media and Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Handled a major project in the public procurement sector on behalf of local and foreign contractors (from the bidding process to the signature of the concession agreement) and retains a regular ongoing working relationship with the operators of the site in their various day-to-day activities (especially civil and commercial issues);
  • Regularly acts as lead counsel for a number of prominent artists, performers, film/theatre/music producers, directors and investors in the media and entertainment industry (including recently acting as a production lawyer for a motion picture filmed in Malta);
  • Handled the co-ordination of a major anti-piracy campaign in Malta for two of the world’s largest software companies as well as regularly provides the same with advice and legal representation in Malta;
  • Regularly acts as lead counsel for various local and foreign entities in respect of data protection issues (mainly compliance advice, handling of notification formalities as well as legal representation in case of complaints/enforcement actions/legal disputes);
  • Acted as legal counsel in a team that won an important Maltese Intellectual Property case on behalf of a world-famous manufacturer based on the so called “doctrine of exhaustion of rights” (where the Court awarded the client EUR30,000 in moral damages alone).


Professional Associations

  • Founding member and treasurer of the Maltese Society for Comparative law (MSCL)
  • Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates since 2008
Articles

Upcoming ‘Digital’ Laws: The Future Is Now
Mamo TCV Advocates, September 2020

Law is an ever-evolving social construct and remains effective only insofar as it can be updated in a timely manner to keep up with real-life developments. The relevance of laws and their subject matter is always dictated by present-day realities and circumstances...

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