Fenech & Fenech Advocates (Valletta)

Thomas Bugeja

Fenech & Fenech Advocates (Valletta)
Senior Associate

Thomas Bugeja is a senior associate within the international practice department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and joined the firm in 2014, after having obtained his Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from the University of Malta. Thomas Bugeja was called to the bar in 2015, and practices mainly in Commercial law, Competition and Consumer law, Employment and Industrial Relations, and Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT). He advises clients in a variety of sectors and industries, and represents clients in arbitration and litigation in the Maltese Superior Courts and Tribunals in all matters related to his areas of expertise. Thomas Bugeja also assists clients with a variety of cross-border recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments matters, and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars related to his areas of practice.

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Thomas Bugeja The Maltese Competition Authority gives unconditional green light in Phase II to proposed supermarket joint venture since the notifying parties do not exceed 25% market share (Retail Marketing / Co-op Trading / Polrem / S. Borg & Sons / Tower Supermarkets Complex / Valyou Pendergardens Operations / Belleview Supermarkets / Valyou Supermarket)


In a first for the Office for Competition within the MCCAA (“OfC”), a Phase II decision was issued by the Maltese Competition Authority on the 5th June 2020 giving the green light to a proposed Joint Venture (“JV”) between Retail Marketing Limited, Co-op Trading Company Limited, Polrem Limited, S. (...)

Thomas Bugeja The Maltese Government reiterates and confirms the fundamental non-discrimination and equivalence rule which applies to the technical specifications of tenders issued by Contracting Authorities (Vodafone Malta / Valletta Local Council)


In a recent decision, the Public Contracts Review Board (“PCRB”) has reiterated and confirmed the fundamental non-discrimination and equivalence rule which applies to the technical specifications of tenders issued by Contracting Authorities. In PCRB case 1382 of 2019, Vodafone Malta Limited in (...)

Thomas Bugeja The Maltese Government approves amendments of the Competition Act


I. Background Following the landmark constitutional judgements in the case of Federation of Estate Agents vs the Director General et, whereby the Constitutional Court decided that it was not constitutionally permissible for an Authority such as the Office for Competition (“OFC”) to impose (...)

Thomas Bugeja, Maria DeBono The EU Court of Justice issues judgment on the enforcement of EU State aid laws in national courts in the event of inconsistencies with domestic Member State law (Costa / Enel)


The landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) in the names Flaminio Costa v. ENEL (Case 6/64) delivered on the 15th of July 1964, was the result of a preliminary reference made by the Giudice Conciliatore di Milano, Italy (the “Milan Court”) to the ECJ on the interpretation of (...)

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