Founding Partner

Professor Ian Refalo

Ian is a founding partner of the Firm and is a Professor of Public Law. He occupies the post of AD Personam Jean Monet Professor at the University of Malta, and he is also Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Laws at the same University.

Ian is widely recognised as Malta’s leading authority in administrative and public law and has practised at the bar for over 50 years. He acts for several Government and private entities including public and private companies as well as independent state bodies, such as The National Audit Office, The Electoral Commission, The Lotteries and Gaming Authority and the Broadcasting Authority. His experience ranges across the entire spectrum of civil, commercial and administrative law acting as lead counsel in landmark cases and advising on various significant transactions. Ian acts as external counsel to several major local private entities and families.

Ian was a member of the Malta Permanent Law Reform Commission until its dissolution in 1998. He has also authored several publications amongst which Cases and Materials in Maltese Private International Law (1985) and Cases in Administrative Law.

Educational Achievement

Ian was educated at the University of Malta, graduating Doctor of Laws in 1969, and the University of Cambridge, from where he obtained a Diploma in International Law in 1971.

Languages

Maltese, English and Italian

Contact Details

ian@refalo.legal

Our Team

Key People

Professor Ian
Refalo

Founding Partner

John
Refalo

Partner

Mark Refalo Full Square

Mark
Refalo

Partner

Jean Chapelle
Paleologo

Chief Executive Officer

James
D’Agostino

Senior Associate

Rossana
Farrugia

Associate

Manuel
Galea

Associate

Rose Galea
Testaferrata

Associate

Jacqueline
Grech

Senior Associate

Sarah
Grech

Senior Associate

Philip
Magri

Paralegal

Amy Lee
Micallef

Associate

Francesco
Refalo

Associate

Gabrielle
Scicluna

Senior Associate

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