Highlights from ABL's 46th Conference in Malta

   May 28, 2024    | ABL News

We are delighted to reflect on the resounding success of the 46th Alliance of Business Lawyers Conference held in Malta, graciously hosted by David Zahra Associates. This landmark event witnessed a record attendance, marking a significant milestone in our journey of fostering collaboration between members.

The conference commenced with an inspiring keynote address by Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. Her invaluable insights and leadership set a remarkable tone for the discussions that followed, energizing delegates with a renewed sense of purpose.

Throughout the conference, delegates were treated to a series of thought-provoking panel discussions, addressing critical topics such as the EU's Anti-SLAPP Initiative, Malta's emergence as a maritime hub, and the allure of Malta for entrepreneurs. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the esteemed panelists for their invaluable contributions:

  • Matthew Caruana Galizia, Director at The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
  • Justin Borg Barthet, Founder and Convener of the Anti-SLAPP Research Hub
  • Evelyn Borg Costanzi, Human Rights and Constitutional Law Lawyer
  • Jonathan Pace, Associate at Combined Maritime Services Limited
  • Andrei Andy Linnas, Co-founder start-ups Thought3D and Smart Materials Limited
  • Dean Micallef, CEO of A&Co Group of Companies and Managing Director of Firstbridge
  • Janos Barberis, Co-Founder Supercharger Ventures and CEO Founders Taboo
  • Michael Mercieca, Co-founder ZET Finance and QLZH Group
  • Vincent David-Robin, Financial Industry Specialist
  • Gary Quin, Senior Advisor with Cohen Capital Markets
  • Charles Cassar, Founder of Shoulder Compliance
  • Ryan Caruana, Group Chief AFC Officer & MLRO of Bank of Valletta PLC
  • Michael Farrugia, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc.
  • Christopher Muscat, CEO of Hudson Holdings Ltd
  • George Vella, Chairperson, Finance Malta

We express our deepest gratitude to David Zahra Associates for their meticulous planning, exceptional agenda, and selection of exquisite speakers, which made this conference truly remarkable. Special thanks to David and Giulio for their dedication and effort in ensuring the success of the event.


In conclusion, we express our gratitude to all the members for their unwavering support and commitment to ABL. Together, we look forward to achieving greater milestones and advancing excellence in the legal profession.


For a glimpse of the conference highlights, please visit our photo gallery.


Thank you for attending and making the 46th ABL Conference in Malta a resounding success!

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