The Times of Malta (29 May 2016) published a tribute from the University of Malta to the memory of Prof. Joseph M. Ganado, the founder of this firm, who passed away earlier this year. The tribute is being reproduced below.

Professor Joseph Max Ganado

University of Malta writes:

The University of Malta would like to pay tribute to Professor Joseph Max Ganado, who passed away recently.

Prof. Ganado came from an illustrious legal family. He joined the University in 1939, graduating LL.D. in 1946. After a period of time practising in Malta, Prof. Ganado travelled to the United Kingdom to read for an LL.M. and then a Ph.D. at University College, London.

In 1950, he returned to Malta and was appointed lecturer in Roman Law at the University of Malta and Professor of Civil Law in 1961.

Prof. Ganado continued to work as a lawyer, becoming advocate to HM Forces in Malta in 1955. Over many years he handled myriad cases in constitutional, civil, commercial and maritime law.

Prof. Ganado also found time to publish, from papers in the law journal of the Law Students’ Society, of which he was a founder member and president for several terms, to academic papers on particular legal issues. He also liked to write biographies and had encyclopedic knowledge of important Maltese jurists and legislators. However, all through his working life, Prof. Ganado dedicated a substantial amount of time to lecturing at the University and also served as dean of the Faculty of Laws.

The Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta bestowed its first Academic Excellence Award upon Prof. Ganado for his outstanding work in the Courts of Malta and at his alma mater.

Prof. Ganado will be remembered with admiration and affection by the many hundreds of students who followed his courses and by all those lawyers who had occasion to benefit from his undoubted legal erudition.