Michael Psaila graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2004 after submitting a doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Raising and Maintenance of Capital’. He furthered his studies at Kings College London, where he obtained a Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law.
Michael was called to the Bar in January, 2005 and was a partner at Simon Tortell & Associates since the firm was founded in May 2009 until it merged with Mamo TCV in July 2016.
Michael’s main areas of practice include banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and insolvency law.
He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and the International Bar Association and is also recommended in most major legal directories.
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.
Richard Camilleri is a founding partner of the firm and has been described as a ‘corporate all rounder’. As counsel to various domestic and foreign clients, he has significant experience in a large variety of transactions including privatisations, share acquisitions, public offerings of debt and equity securities, real-estate and construction projects.
Richard also advises clients on competition law, intellectual property law and employment law. He also has significant experience in litigation and has represented clients in cases concerning a variety of matters including competition law, unfair competition law, intellectual property law and employment law.
Richard is a also a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the University of Malta and has been lecturing since 1988.
Since 2003, Joseph Camilleri has worked in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution department of the firm on assignments encompassing several aspects of civil and commercial litigation, including bank finance, real estate and asset recovery in the shipping and aviation industries.
Joseph also works in the administrative law sector, particularly in the fields of public procurement, private-public partnerships and planning law. In this regard he regularly assists Government entities in legal issues relating to the drafting of tender documents and in the evaluation of tenders, as well as in the implementation of contracts following awards. He also regularly represents clients – hailing both from the public and private sectors – in proceedings before the Public Procurement Review Board and in appeals before the Superior Courts.
In the field of planning law, Joseph has represented several clients in the private sector in planning appeals and has also worked closely with architects and architecture firms on projects requiring permits and authorisations.
Antoine Camilleri is a partner in the intellectual property practice group of the firm. His experience includes taking care of patent, trademark and unfair competition law issues for the clients of the firm. Antoine has experience in trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. He represents multinational companies to individual inventors in a wide variety of industries including information technology, alternative energy, consumer products, financial services, sports and fashion goods, pharmaceutical products (including generics), medical devices, electrical equipment, food and beverage, and tobacco products.
Antoine has represented a substantial number of multinational companies in anti-counterfeiting matters in collaboration with the Maltese Customs authorities, in particular in Customs cross-border measures and related Court litigation.
He is also the lead person within the firm in matters dealing with media law, information technology law and telecommunications law.
Antoine has acted as (part-time) lecturer at the University of Malta in the Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law course (since 2003) and in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) course (since 2010), in both cases lecturing on intellectual property law. Antoine is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.