Dr Ian Gauci is a partner within Gatt Tufigno Gauci Advocates and is responsible for Communications, Media and Technology within the firm. He is engaged primarily in electronic communications, information society, data protection, gaming and gambling matters, while also focusing on consumer law, competition law, broadcasting law, cyber law, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-health, e-payment, information technology, new technologies, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising.
Dr Gauci provides legal, regulatory and strategic advice to operators in the gaming industry, content providers, electronic communications providers, data centers, e-commerce providers, payment institutions and software providers. He has also advised and assisted in mergers and acquisitions and represented clients in local and cross-border negotiations, mediation and arbitration. Dr Gauci has obtained substantial experience in drafting international commercial and technology contracts, including platform and hardware agreements, sourcing, outsourcing and software licence agreements, sponsorship agreements, product and service supply, distribution, franchising and broadcasting agreements.
He has also assisted the Maltese government on issues dealing with E-Commerce and E-Trust certification as well as assisted the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
Prior to joining the firm Dr Gauci was the regulatory and legal adviser for the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) and co-authored the Maltese Electronic Communications Framework. Apart from his work within the firm, Dr Gauci also lectures on communications law at the University of Malta and acts as examiner, supervisor and tutor of final year law students submitting their thesis.