Antonio Mizzi appointed Commissioner for Laws

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The government has appointed Judge Emeritus Antonio Mizzi as Commissioner of Laws from the 1st of June 2019 replacing lawyer Franco Debono for a period of one calendar year, with the possibility of renewal.

Judge Emeritus Mizzi became a lawyer in 1979 and continued his post-graduate education with a degree in European law in 1996. He has also served in the Maltese Courts as a magistrate between 1987 and 2013, and a judge between 2013 and 2018.

Recently he was presiding over the Panama Papers case in Court. Former Partit Nazzjonalista leader Simon Busuttil had objected on Mizzi judging the cases as the Mizzi’s wife is former European Parliament member for Partit Laburista Marlene Mizzi. The case was initiated after Busuttil had asked the Courts to investigate what had been discovered on persons holding high public positions in the Panama Papers.