Stephen Muscat
Partner

Stephen Muscat is a partner in the litigation department within the firm, assisting  a number of clients, both corporate and individuals within the commercial and civil law sphere involved in court-related, arbitration and other tribunals work.  Apart from dispute-resolution work Stephen also practices extensively within the general commercial and civil law sphere.  In his practice, Stephen regularly deals and dealt  with a myriad of issues for a diverse portfolio of clients, some of which are leaders in their field and high-net individuals, operating within the wholesale and retail, construction, services, hotel, oil and other industries.

 

Degree of Doctor of Laws (1997, University of Malta, Malta)
Masters Degree in International Maritime Law (1997, International Maritime Law Institute, Malta)

Sole and exclusive counsel in all litigation matters involving a public company which is the leader in the beverage and food industry. Stephen was recently involved in a series of court cases, concerning the recovery of immovable property in a prime site for development, which court cases were decided favourably for clients;

Lead counsel within Mamo TCV in all litigation matters involving another public company which is a leader in the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in cylinders and in bulk. The said public company recently obtained a landmark judgment in which the court recognised the ownership of the gas cylinders in favour of the operator who would have introduced the same gas cylinders on the market;

Lead counsel within Mamo TCV in all litigation matters involving another public company, operating within the telecommunications sector and enjoying the biggest market share in Malta;

Regularly involved in insurance claims for two of the biggest players within the industry (both public companies and one of which enjoys the biggest market share), with special emphasis on personal injury claims and disclaimers based on non-disclosure of material facts at the time of contracting of the insurance policy.  Very recently, a judgment was delivered in favour of the insurer against the heirs of the assured who were claiming under a life policy. The court found in favour of the insurer since the deceased was found to have failed to disclose material facts relative to his medical condition pre-dating the contracting of the same life policy;

Acted as lead counsel for one of the biggest hotel chains worldwide which was involved in litigation in Malta against one of its franchisees in respect of a management agreement. The court found in favour of clients on the basis of a plea based on the existence of an arbitral clause.

Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (1998)
Chamber of Advocates, Malta
Member of the Complaints’ Board within the Malta Football Association

Related Practices

Corporate and Commercial
Employment and Labour
Energy and Resources
Foundations, Estate Planning and Family Office
Gaming and Betting
Litigation and Dispute resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency
Planning and Environment
Procurement and State Aid
Real Estate and Construction
Shipping and Yachting
Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality

Contact Details

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Office

Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street

Valletta VLT1436
Malta