Claude Micallef Grimaud
Claude Micallef Grimaud is a Senior Associate at Mamo TCV Advocates having first joined the firm in June 2008. His main area of practice includes advising and acting as counsel for foreign 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 acts as lead counsel in all matters relating to privacy and data protection and represents numerous international (and local) entities in such matters.
Claude’s other specialist areas include all matters relating to Media law, Information Technology law, EU law, Contract law and Tort law the latter being a subject he also lectures at the University of Malta. Claude has published a number of academic articles both locally as well as abroad. Claude is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.
Claude also acts as counsel for clients in general civil and commercial matters.
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
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).
Founding member and treasurer of the Maltese Society for Comparative law (MSCL)
Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates since 2008
Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2009)
Corporate and Commercial
Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting
Telecoms, Media and Technology
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