Dr Tonio Fenech is joint managing partner at Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal, and is particularly active in the field of corporate commercial law, the law of fiduciary obligations and trusts, asset & corporate finance law and the general field of corporate governance.
He first obtained his Masters Degree in Maritime and Aviation law from the Universtiy of London (UCL) and his Doctorate in Maltese law from the University of Malta in 1986. Representing the 3rd generation of lawyers in his family, he pioneered and developed the international and corporate practice of Fenech & Fenech Advocates and was the founding CEO of the Fenlex Group of companies, now a developed trust and corporate services group in Malta.
In 2008 he resigned from both positions and left the family firm to form Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal. This move allowed him to concretize his aspirations to develop an open-architecture legal practice and to focus on the development of the firm’s substantial corporate & commercial, asset finance, financial services and fiduciary relationships departments.
Tonio is regularly invited to speak at conferences, and also teaches aspects of insurance law, trust & fiduciary obligations law and asset finance law at the University of Malta. He is a Director of several group companies and was founding Chairman of the ARQ Group of Companies until 2018. The Group comprises multi-disciplinary advisory services in the field of tax, personal residence and various regulated industries, and is part of a collaborative professional services organization which includes the law firm as collaborative partner. The Group also combines licensed trustee, fiduciary, corporate and accounting services, together with resource allocation and infrastructural support.
Dr Fenech also holds the position of the Honorary Consul of Lebanon to Malta.