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Managing Partner

Stephen Muscat

Stephen Muscat

Stephen Muscat is a Partner in the litigation department within Mamo TCV Advocates, 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. Being specialized in shipping law, Stephen is retained regularly by operators in the field. 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, gas, shipping and other industries.

Practice Areas

Education

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

Representative Experience

  • 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

Memberships

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

Get In Touch

Address

MAMO TCV Advocates
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436
Malta

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Local and international clients from a wide range of industries regularly turn to the experienced team at Mamo TCV Advocates, which is noted not only for its excellent track record in the Courts of Justice, but also before various administrative tribunals and boards. Recently, the firm has been involved with an increasing number of high-value disputes relating to corporate law and financial services, often involving cross-border elements. ‘Outstanding all-rounder‘ Frank Testa, real estate and asset repossession expert Joseph Camilleri and experienced arbitrator Stephen Muscat are the key senior practitioners.

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The practice at Mamo TCV Advocates handles a variety of contentious matters, including those relating to family law, general commercial law, insurance, public procurement, bank finance, environment and planning, ship and aircraft arrests, employment law and the enforcement of foreign judgments in Malta. The team has seen a shift in the market towards more cross-border work and is well positioned to handle financial services and corporate disputes from local companies involved in larger deals. The department is led by Frank Testa, ‘a lawyer who really cares about his clients’, Joseph Camilleri and Stephen Muscat.

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