Michael Grech

Michael is a partner at GVZH Advocates, heading the intellectual property department at GVZH Advocates. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law including the representation of several multi-national clients in all aspects of IP law, including brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.

Michael also leads the firm’s shipping, yachting and aviation team and is active in privatisation matters, having acted both the Government of Malta as well as for investors. He sits on the boards of several local companies including three publicly listed companies.

Michael is the Chairman of Teatru Manoel, Malta’s national theatre, and a member of the Boards of Governors of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Maltiand St. Edward’s College. He is a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.


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.

Michael Grech | Chambers & Partners 2021 | GVZH Advocates