Who are we?

Lawyers who lead

Our ethos is simple: to become an integral part of our client’s team.

sammut.legal is a dynamic commercial legal practice with a strong emphasis on business, intellectual property and technology matters.

We are passionate and renowned for our strategic approach to legal advice.

Core Principles

We are driven by the following core principles and philosophies:

  1. Personal Approach

We pride ourselves as being a small tightly-knit team of professionals.  We firmly believe that each client is unique and so is each business.  We start each engagement by understanding the strategic objectives, practices and requirements of each client – and this enables us to be in a position to provide a bespoke service, individually tailored to the needs, requirements and circumstances of each client.

  1. Industry Expertise

We only work in markets and industries that we have an expert knowledge of.

  1. Cost

We understand the cost pressures that our clients face.  We are truly transparent in our pricing structures.

Our Team

Dr. Karl Sammut

Founding Partner

Dr. Karl Sammut is a commercial lawyer specialising in business, technology and intellectual property.

He is highly sought after by companies operating in the digital economy due to his ability of integrating IP and IT knowledge with commercial and corporate expertise.

Karl operates in all areas of intellectual property and technology, advising on matters relating to software, hardware, cyber security, cloud as well as data protection and privacy matters.

In addition, Karl has developed strong experience in corporate law, M&A transactions and other areas of commercial law.    He has also advised and assisted companies in listing their securities on the Malta Stock Exchange (IPO).

Karl Sammut is a graduate in law from the University of Malta with a Magister Juris in EU law.


Dr. Maria Zammit

Senior Associate

Dr. Maria Zammit is a Maltese lawyer with experience in various areas of law and business, including consultancy services to companies, individuals, and government entities.

She has a special interest in entrepreneurship, business development and management, and is fluent in English, Maltese, Portuguese, Italian, and French.

She has regularly contributed to publications in the area of human rights include a publication in the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights and several articles for the OECD’s gender platform.

Maria is a holder of Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights.


Dr. Tonio Cachia

Senior Advisor

Dr. Tonio Cachia handles all litigation on behalf of sammut.legal’s clients.

Tonio is a holder of Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta.