Paul Gonzi is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates specialising in Employment Law, Data Protection and TMT Law.
In the field of Data Protection Law, Paul advises data protection and privacy policies and procedures; on notification of data controllers and data processing, engaging of data processors and sub-contractors, local and international data transfers; EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses (‘SCCs’) and Binding Corporate Rules (‘BCRs’) and handling complaints with Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (‘IDPC’); Recent and current cases include acting for TUI Cruises in a complaint filed before the Information and Data Protection Commissioner; advising an international money transfer organisation to set up and obtain IDPC approval of a regulated international transfer of personal data; Paul is an expert in GDPR and manages various Legal Audits for clients geared towards legal compliance.
In matters of ICT Paul has experience in contract drafting and advising on software development contracts; software licence agreements; IT and hardware development contracts; outsourcing agreements; website terms and conditions; website privacy policies, end-user agreements; protection of intellectual property and confidential data; litigating and instituting measures to protect data from unlawful disclosures.
In matters of Telecoms Law Paul has experience in advising a major telecoms operator on matters relating to telecoms law including on regulation of telecoms markets, consumer legislation and the review of end-user terms, competition law; data protection and other related matters such as the powers and competences of the local industry regulator; Recent and current cases in which he was involved include acting for Vodafone Malta Limited to defend a complaint alleging the application of unfair terms and commercial practices in terms of consumer legislation.
Paul also forms part of the International Practice at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and is often involved in transactional work and legal due diligence exercises, advising clients on the applicable legal framework and the rights, obligations and risks arising out of proposed commercial transactions or restructuring; He also advises in commercial disputes handled by the International Practice, such as on matters of public procurement (before the relevant Appeals Board or Court of Appeal) and on general commercial matters.