Philip Formosa


Senior Associate | Malta

Philip Formosa is a Senior Associate within Ganado Advocates’ intellectual property, TMT and data protection practice group. Philip regularly assists clients in all IP-related matters and across the various types of intellectual property rights, both transactional and contentious in nature. This includes assisting clients with applying for and obtaining registered IP protection, brand protection and enforcement of IP rights and also defending them against IP-based claims and with the drafting of agreements for, or otherwise involving, the exploitation of IP rights, such as IP assignment agreements, software licences, end-user licences and franchise agreements.

Philip also regularly assists clients with data protection compliance, particularly with understanding and meeting their respective data protection obligations and duties. He has assisted and guided a number of clients, from a diverse range of industries and market sectors (including insurance, banking, gaming and real estate) with adapting and adhering to data protection legislation and has conducted a number of data protection audits. He also provides regular support to data protection officers (DPOs).

Philip gives regular advice in the areas of privacy, telecommunications and media law as well as in relation to e-commerce, digital signatures, web-hosting, affiliate and white labelling arrangements.


English, Maltese

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2023
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2017
  • Ganado Advocates, Advocate: 2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) (Intellectual Property Law), 2015 (London)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2014 (Malta)
  • Diploma Notary Public (N.P), 2012 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), 2011 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta

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