Peter Grech is to be appointed Attorney General replacing Silvio Camilleri, who is being appointed Chief Justice next week.

Dr Grech, 53, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1979 and was called to the bar in January 1980 when he went into private legal practice. Later in 1980 and in 1981 he acquired experience in private industry working as an export sales manager and returned to private legal practice in mid-1981.

He joined the Office of the Attorney General in June 1983 as Counsel for the Republic and was appointed Senior Counsel for the Republic in 1986, Assistant to the Attorney General in 1994 and Deputy Attorney General in 2005.

During the last 27 years he has pleaded on behalf of government in a large number of court cases, mainly of a civil, constitutional and human rights nature and has also participated in many major law reform projects.

In the international field he has often formed part of government delegations and negotiating teams and has represented government in many international meetings.

Dr Grech has been a lecturer in Media Law, Administrative Law and in other branches of public law at the University of Malta since 1994.

In his student days, he was secretary general and vice-president for national affairs of the Students Representative Council and between 1981 and 1986 was president of the Birkirkara Football Club.

He acted as disciplinary commissioner for the Malta Football Association and for the Acquatic Sports Association on a number of occasions.

He is married to Mariella nee Delia and has two children, Ylenia and Daniel.

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