Austin Sammut is a graduate in law, history and economics of the University of Malta. He is a warranted advocate with the Maltese bar. He is also an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London and has undergone extensive training with the Singapore Mediation Centre, providing an insight into the Asian market.
Austin Sammut practices as a legal advisor under the consultancy firm Austin Sammut Legal, which he established in 2019 after forty years as a partner, consultant and member with a number of leading law firms. He provides legal and corporate services to a range of clients in diverse areas. He has at his disposal an extensive network of local and foreign attorneys, enabling him to access a whole spectrum of specialized areas in the field of law.
Austin Sammut is a lecturer and examiner in law at the University of Malta and has been a contributor to international legal publications and has addressed a number of conferences and seminars in the international arena. His work as a journalist and a broadcaster at both within and outside Malta, having represented, among others, The Times (London ) and the BBC for many years, has greatly expanded his horizon and provided valuable contacts at an international level.
Austin Sammut has also gained experience in the diplomatic field, having served as Honorary Consul for the Portuguese Republic in Malta over a long period, as well as having been advisor to a number of foreign missions on the island. His service as chairman, director and company secretary on the boards of a number of high profile companies, in both the public and private sectors, has provided him with a valuable background for his legal practice, to which he continues to give priority.
Lecturer Faculty of Law University of Malta
Examiner Faculty of Law University of Malta
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Author “The Court Martial of Enrico Mizzi, 1917”
Editor “The Nationalist Party- 100 Eventful Years”
Delivered official speech at commemoration of national feast “Otto Settembre” (“Eighth September” – Victory Day) entitled “The Siege of Materialism”, 1992
Contributor and political analyst the Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, local and foreign radio and TV stations
Writer of various articles and papers in legal and historical journals and biographical publications
Participation in international legal conferences, seminars and symposia both in Malta and abroad
Interviews and investigative stories “The Times” (London) and participation, support and assistance in the production of BBC documentaries
Areas of Practice
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Corporate and Fiduciary Services
Real Estate Law and Property Financing
Family Business and Estate Planning
Immigration and Residency
St. Edward’s College, Malta 1962-1969
University of Malta, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (History & Economics) 1976, Notary Public 1980, Doctor of Laws 1981
Called to the Bar 1982
Accredited Mediator Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) UK 1999
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