Michael is a partner and heads the intellectual property practice group at GVZH Advocates. His work focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, where he regularly advises and represents multi-national companies operating in diverse sectors, on varied matters including brand protection, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting, prosecution and management of trade mark portfolios, trade mark searches, clearance and investigation.
Michael also advises clients in the media and entertainment sector, notably on film and television copyright, production and finance and the development, production, distribution and exploitation of rights in the film and TV industries, where he acts for a wide range of clients including, film and television producers, major US studios, writers, directors and artists.
Michael is the Chairman of Teatru Manoel, Malta’s national theatre, and is a member of the Boards of Governors of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, St. Edward’s College and the Gasan Foundation. He is a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
EDUCATION & COURT ADMISSIONS
Michael graduated Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. He then pursued a Master of Laws at University College, London.
Malta Chamber of Advocates | International Trade Mark Association
Michael is fluent in English, French, Italian and Maltese.
Chambers & Partners | 2021 Europe Edition: Michael Grech garners praise from a client who considers him to be “a very good lawyer who has really good experience in this field.”
Legal500 | 2021 Edition: Leading Individual – Intellectual Property
Legal500 | 2020 Edition: Leading Individual – Intellectual Property
Legal500 | 2019 Edition: Leading Individual – Intellectual Property
Legal500 | 2018 Edition: Leading Individual – Intellectual Property
Chambers & Partners | 2017 Edition: Michael Grech is recognised as a strong player within the firm’s corporate and commercial team. He also acts as head of the intellectual property department.