About ILS

The Institute of Legal Studies was set up by Ganado & Associates, Advocates in 2005, to meet the growing demand for information about law amongst the legal and commercial communities in Malta.

ILS reaches this goal through education and training: it not only provides practical courses, but also supports research and publishes studies in topical legal areas. To provide its services the Institute is drawing upon Ganado & Associates’ resources, namely the expertise of lawyers practising within the firm and its extensive law library. The Institute also engages external lecturers, researchers and legal specialists, both local and foreign, to be able to provide courses in highly specialised areas.

The courses run by the Institute are open to the public. They can also be tailor-made to the specific requirements of its clients. The blend of academic and practical knowledge in each course varies according to the particular interests and requirements of the participants.

ILS is also seeking to develop cross-border links, particularly by encouraging networking on educational and research projects with similar Institutes in other countries.

Head of School

Dr. Max Ganado LL.D.,LL.M.(Dal.) is a partner with the law firm Ganado & Associates Advocates practising in the field of Financial Services.

Dr. Ganado  has been involved in various Legislation Drafting Committees over the years including those relating to the incorporation of trusts or trusts like devices. He was also Chairman of the Malta Arbitration Centre.

Dr. Ganado has published a book on Marine Cargo Delays as well as various articles on Maritime Law, banking, investment services and voluntary organisations in international publications and has participated in international seminars on such subjects. He is a part-time external lecturer on investment services at the University of Malta.