Claude Micallef-Grimaud is a Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates. Claude heads the firm’s Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT) department and also works in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) department. He first joined the firm, as an associate, in 2008. 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, part-time, at the University of Malta. Claude also acts as counsel for clients in general civil and commercial matters.
Claude has published several 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.