Public Procurement Law Conference

We understand that Government contracts are an important aspect of the business of a number of undertakings in Malta and in the EU. We’re planning a half-day conference focused just on that.

The conference will revolve around a series of panel debates on rewarding best practices in procurement (including topics such as ESG, blacklisting, abnormally low tenders, the avoidance of collusive tendering practices), increased transparency in Government contracts and on how to address future challenges through carefully structured public procurement processes.

We will provide an in-depth case-law review of important judgments delivered by the Public Contracts Review Board, the Court of Appeal and the Courts of Justice of the European Union.

This half-day conference is aimed at bidders, contracting authorities and other stakeholders.


09.00 am Coffee and registration
09.30 am Welcome and opening address
Antoine Cremona (Partner, Ganado Advocates)
09.45 am Panel discussion

Rewarding best business practices in procurement

A discussion on rewarding ESG compliance, blacklisting of bidders engaged in bad behaviour and the proper monitoring of abnormally low tenders.

Moderated by:
Calvin Calleja (Associate, Ganado Advocates)

Liz Barbaro Sant (Director, Alberta Group)
Abigail Mamo (CEO, Chamber of SMEs)
Perit David Xuereb (Chairman, Malta ESG Alliance)

10.30 am Case-law review

An overview of the key court judgments and decisions on public procurement

Presentation by:
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates) and Calvin Calleja (Associate, Ganado Advocates)

11.30 am Refreshments
12.00 pm Panel discussion

Transparency in government contracts and fair competition

A discussion on maintaining an equilibrium between public interest and commercial sensitivity in disclosures on the drafting of tenders, the evaluation of bids and the performance of Government contracts.

Moderated by:
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates)

Charles Deguara (Auditor General, National Audit Office)
Anthony Cachia (Director General, Department of Contracts)

12.30 pm “Fair, efficient and in the best interests of the public” – Reality or desiderata in Maltese public procurement?

A fireside chat with Dr Marthese Portelli (CEO, The Malta Chamber)

Hosted by The Malta Chamber

10 minutes will be allotted for questions from the audience.

13.20 pm Closing address
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates)
13.30 pm Lunch
Antoine Cremona Event photo

Antoine Cremona
Ganado Advocates

Abigail Mamo
Chamber of SMEs

Charles Deguara
Auditor General
National Audit Office

Calvin Calleja
Ganado Advocates

Perit David Xuereb
Malta ESG Alliance

Anthony Cachia
Director General
Department of Contracts

Liz Barbaro Sant
Alberta Group

Clement Mifsud-Bonnici
Senior Associate
Ganado Advocates

Marthese Portelli
The Malta Chamber

Registration fee

Early bird rate of €70 (incl. VAT) until 7th September 2023, after which the full rate of €80 (incl. VAT) will apply.


The Xara Lodge, Sqaq Tac-Cawla, Triq It-Tigrija, Ir-Rabat RBT 5320

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