Bisazza & Bisazza is a boutique law firm set up in 2008 by husband and wife duo Anne Marie and Carlo Bisazza. Both are specialized in each of their particular fields allowing them to provide their clients reliable and experience-based legal advice.

While out of court settlements are preferable to litigation, the firm always prepares to zealously represent clients in court by using a team approach that leverages the firm’s strengths and in-depth experience. These collaborations with other legal experts in their field often secure positive results while adding value and solidifying clients’ trust.

About Us

Carlo Bisazza       

Having completed his studies in 1996, Carlo was admitted to the bar in 1997. His practice includes civil and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in contractual law. He brings two decades of litigation experience to the firm, having previously worked with two leading law firms on the Island’s capital city in his initial years as a lawyer.

Carlo, known for his fastidious attention to detail he brings to every case, prides himself in giving his clients an open and honest appraisal of the situation as well as clear, accurate facts about their legal rights and obligations. Despite his eye for detail, he is nevertheless able to see the overall picture enabling him to resolve cases amicably and rapidly, whilst ensuring that his client’s best interests are safeguarded. He has particular expertise in cases involving large or complex assets and those with an international dimension or proceedings in more than one country. He was involved in a number of publicized cases as well as various lawsuits involving high profile foreign clients.

Carlo has a working knowledge of Italian. He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and is licensed to practice in Malta’s Metropolitan (Ecclesiastical) Tribunal.


Anne Marie Bisazza     

Anne Marie has an in-depth knowledge of all areas within family law and has a successful record of representing high net worth individuals, often in cases with international jurisdiction issues. Following the infux of foreigners seeking employment with international companies setting up in Malta, Anne Marie has had the opportunity to advise clients with regards to international surrogacy arrangements, international custody disputes and co-parenting agreements with an international element. Following the introduction of the Civil Unions Act in 2014, Anne Marie was counsel in the first same-sex legal separation on the Island. She has gained a reputation for managing to negotiate and achieve optimal out of court settlements for her clients going through difficult, high-conflict separations. When a family issue cannot be resolved without the input of the courts, Anne Marie is a familiar face in Malta’s Family Court.

In 2002, Anne Marie received her LL.D. and was admitted to the bar that same year. She read for her Masters in Human Rights and Democratization and graduated a year later. In her early years as a lawyer she gained valuable experience from working with a niche Family law firm as well as doing pro-bono work with the Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS). Before setting up Bisazza & Bisazza Advocates in September of 2008, Anne Marie was heading the Family law department at GVTH Advocates (today GVZH Advocates).

Anne Marie is engaged by two of Malta’s top-tier law firms to handle their client’s family matters and is also legal consultant on Family law issues to an Italian agency that helps its nationals in Malta. A member of Malta’s Metropolitan (Ecclesiastical) Tribunal, Anne Marie has an enviable track-record when representing clients who want a declaration of marital nullity from the Roman Rota.

Anne Marie is also a member of the Academy of European Law, a fellow of the European Law Institute, as well as a fellow member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.


 Michael Zammit Maempel

Michael Zammit Maempel graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2001, following which he practiced as a commercial lawyer with GVTH Advocates (today GVZH Advocates) where he headed the Media and IT Law department. Throughout his time there, he was involved in the acquisitions of two of Malta’s major telecoms companies, as well as the privatisation of the national public transport system and parts of the national airline business.

In 2016 he graduated from Queen Mary University of London after reading for a Masters degree in computers and communications law. Also in 2016 he set up ‘Maempels’, a niche legal consultancy specialising in data privacy, intellectual property and media & technology legal matters.

Michael is a co-author of all three editions of ‘Data Protection: Jurisdictional Comparisons’, published by Thomson Reuters in 2012, 2014 and 2016 as part of their International Series. He is also a specialist examiner for doctoral theses relating to ICT law, and has acted as Company Secretary to some of Malta’s foremost businesses including listed companies on Malta’s stock exchange, a role which he still performs to date. He is currently Company Secretary to one of Malta’s foremost media houses.

Michael held the post of Executive Secretary on MITLA, the Malta IT Law Association, over 2017 and now represents MITLA as the project manager for a team of data privacy legal researchers on the RED-Alert Project (, which is an EU-funded consortium project currently working on the real-time early detection of online terrorist content. As of January 2018, he is a certified Data Protection Officer by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

He is a visiting consultant at Bisazza & Bisazza Advocates, providing specialised backup services in his areas of expertise.


Jean Pierre Busuttil

Jean Pierre read law at the University of Malta wherefrom he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Socio & Legal Studies and a diploma certificate of Legal Procurator in 1992. That same year, he was admitted to the Chamber of Legal Procurators.

Jean Pierre, who is a familiar face in the Registry of the Courts of Justice in Malta, is responsible for the processing and filing of judicial acts filed by the firm before the Courts. Having obtained his Diploma in Canonical Marriage Studies in 1994, Jean Pierre is eligible to process and file judicial acts filed by the firm before Malta’s Metropolitan Tribunal.

Jean Pierre is also a Commissioner of Oaths and has a working knowledge of English, Maltese and Italian.


Gerald Bonello

Gerald Bonello read law at the University of Malta wherein he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Socio & Legal Studies in 1990.

Gerald is currently serving as President of the Chamber of Legal Procurators and he is a respected legal procurator who has decades of expertise in his field. Gerald, who has rendered his services to several local private banks, is responsible for the processing and filing of judicial acts filed by the firm before the Maltese Courts.

He is also a Commissioner of Oaths and has a working knowledge of English Maltese and Italian.

Practice Areas

Abduction / illegal retentionAdoptionChild custody
Co-habitation disputesCross-border/ cross-jurisdictional mattersDivorce & Civil Annulments
Enforcement of foreign judgmentsFiliation, Repudiation & Paternity suitsInterim/ pendente lite maintenance
International surrogacyLegal guardianshipPersonal separation
Pre-nuptial agreementsRoman Rota cases (Church/Ecclesiastical annulments)Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil & Commercial LitigationContractual lawLiquidation & winding-up of companies
Financial ServicesReal Estate & ConstructionSuccession
Intellectual Property lawMedia lawTechnology law