Prof. Ivan Sammut

Prof. Ivan Sammut

Prof. Ivan Sammut

  B.A.(Melit.),LL.D.(Melit.),M.Jur.(Melit.),M.A.(Birm.),LL.M.(Bruges),Ph.D.(Lond.)

Associate Professor

Room 115
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2757
Prof Ivan Sammut is a resident academic and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU law within the Department of European and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta, where he has taught and researched since 2005. Before joining the University as an academic, he practised law in Malta and acted as a consultant in EU law. He was also employed with the European Commission for two years. He also acts as a freelance EU law consultant with various local law firms and has authored several European Commission reports. As a practising lawyer in Malta, his practice specialises in EU law. In 2013 he was appointed a senior lecturer and a coordinator of a Jean Monnet module dealing with EU legal drafting and translation. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019 and was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in 2022. Prof Sammut has considerable experience in the translation of EU documents and also holds an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He graduated BA in Law and European Studies in 1999 and a Doctor of Laws in 2002 from the University of Malta. He was called to the Maltese Bar in 2003. Subsequently, he read for LL.M. in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and a Magister Juris in European & Comparative law from the University of Malta. In 2010, he successfully defended his PhD thesis in European private law at the University of London. His teaching and research interests focus on the EU Internal Market legislation, Justice and Home Affairs Law, Competition law, European private law from a comparative perspective and European private international law. Prof Sammut has published various articles in Malta and international peer-reviewed journals such as the European Private Law Review. He is also the author of a monograph entitled Constructing Modern European Private Law - A Hybrid System, published by CSP in the UK and an editor in several edited academic books.
  • European private law
  • European private international law
  • EU Internal Market law
  • EU legal translations & drafting
  • Competition law
  • Justice & Home Affairs law
  • EU aviation law

SAMMUT, I., 2021. EU Law and Maltese Law - An Integration of Illegal Irritants. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, The Implementation and Enfocement of European Union Law in Small Member States - A case-study of Malta. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 11-45.

SAMMUT, I., 2021. Introduction - The Maltese Legal system and the EU. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, The Implementation and Enforcement of European Union Law in Small Member States - A case-study of Malta. London, UK.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-10.

SAMMUT, I., 2021. Legal Translations: The Translation of EU Law into the Maltese Language - Quo Vadis? In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, The Implementation and Enfocement of European Union Law in Small Member States - A case-study of Malta. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 113-133.

SAMMUT, I., 2021. The Transposition and Implementation of European Union Directives: A case-study of the Maltese Legal Order. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, The Implementation and Enfocement of European Union Law in Small Member States - A case-study of Malta. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89-112.

SAMMUT, I. and AGRANOVSKA, J., eds, 2021. The Implementation and Enforcement of Euorpean Union Law in Small Member Sates - A case-study of Malta. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. Crimes against the Financial Interest of the EU. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, Implementing and Enforcing EU Criminal Law - Theory and Practice. The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 25-38.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. EU Law and Criminal Law - The Legal Basis. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, Implementing and Enforcing EU Criminal Law - Theory and Practice. The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 1-14.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. Governance and the Transformation of European Private Law. European Review of Private law, 28(2), pp. 275-292.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. Legislation in Malta. In: H. XANTHAKI and U. KARPEN, eds, Legislation in European - a Country by Country Guide. Hart Publishing, pp. 325-336.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. An Open Method of Coordination (OMC) for European Criminal Law? In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, Implementing and Enforcing EU Criminal Law - Theory and Practice. The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 15-24.

SAMMUT, I., 2020. A tug of War between rights and obligations: the case of migration from Malta's perspective. In: F. IPPOLITO, G. BORZONI and F. CASOLARI, eds, Bilateral Relations in the Mediterranean, Prospects for Migration Issues. Oxford: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 48-65.

SAMMUT, I. and AGRANOVSKA, J., 2020. Comparative Analysis. In: I. SAMMUT and J. AGRANOVSKA, eds, Implementing and Enforcing EU Criminal Law - Theory and Practice. The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 301-317.

SAMMUT, I. and AGRANOVSKA, J., eds, 2020. Implementing and Enforcing EU Criminal Law - Theory and Practice. The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing.

SAMMUT, I., 2019. 'The EU, From a Common Market to the Charter on Human Rights: The Evolution of Fundamental Rights’. In: R.(.). MANGION, ed, The UN Declaration of Human Rights 70 years on. Fondazzjonijiet Celebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali, Malta, pp. 111.

SAMMUT, I., 2018. ‘Developments in the Internal Market during Malta’s Presidency’, . In: HARWOOD M. ET AL. EDS., ed, Malta’s EU Presidency – A study in a Small State Presidency of the Council on the EU’ . Malta University Publishing, pp. 27-40.

SAMMUT, I., 2018. ‘The Translation of EU trademarks – a special type of Intellectual Property Translation’, . International Journal of Legal Discourse’, 3(1), pp. 3.

SAMMUT, I., 2018. The Context for European Private Law – Comparative Law, Legal Transplants & Mixed Legal systems,
. The European Legal Forum, (1), pp. 1-12.

SAMMUT, I., 2018. The effect of Multilingualism in the EU on European Legal Translation’, The International Journal for the Rule of Law, Courtroom procedures, Judicial linguistics and Legal English’ The International Journal for the Rule of Law, Courtroom procedures, Judicial linguistics and Legal English, 2(1), pp. 1-.30-52.

SAMMUT, I., 2016. ‘Interpreting the law in a Mixed Jurisdiction, The Professor vs the Judge, Peers or Rivals’ . Loyola Law Review, 62(Fall 2016), pp. 777-808,.

SAMMUT, I., 2016. 'Constructing Modern European Private Law – A Hybrid System’, . UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

SAMMUT, I., 2014.  ‘Malta report in the area of EU procurement law’ . In: NEEGARD U. ET AL. (EDS.), ed, XXVI FIDE Congress Copenhagen 2014 Reports, Public Procurement Law: Limitations, opportunities, and Paradoxes,. University of Copenhagen, pp. Volume 3.

SAMMUT, I., 2014. ‘Legal Engineering at the services of European Private Law (EPL), . International Journal of International Law, 1(1),.

SAMMUT, I., 2014. ‘Malta: At the Crossroads of Immigration’ . In: F. MEDVED, ed, The proliferation of Migration Transition: Selected New EU Member States. Brussels: European Liberal Forum, pp. 212.

SAMMUT, I., 2012. ‘Malta report in the area of AFSJ’ In: J. LAFFRANQUE, ed, Reports of the XVV FIDE Congress Tallinn 2012. Tartu, Estonia: University of Tartu, pp. 461.

SAMMUT, I., 2012. 'From being an illegal immigrant to becoming an EU citizen: is the door too widely or to narrowly open, or what?’. In: P. XUEREB, ed, Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union: Rights and Realities 2002 to 2011. Msida, Malta: Malta University Press, pp. 295.

SAMMUT, I., 2011. 'Effectiveness of EU law at the National level: The Maltese experience so far’. In: E. BUTTIGIEG, ed, Enforcing One’s rights under EU law. Msida, Malta: University of Malta, pp. 17.

SAMMUT, I., 2010. ‘Malta & EU law’ In: A.(.). LAZOWSKI, ed,  The Application of EU law in the New Member States Brave New World . The Hague: TMC Asser Press, pp. 453.

SAMMUT, I., 2009. ‘Tying the Knot in European Private Law’. European Review of Private law, 17(5), pp. 813.

SAMMUT, I., 2009. 'The EU and Maltese Legal Orders: What kind of marriage between them?'. In: P. XUEREB, ed, Malta in the EU Five Years on and looking to the future. Msida, Malta: University of Malta, pp. 97.

SAMMUT, I., 2008. ‘Does more Trade openness increase World Poverty?, In: P. XUEREB, ed, The Fight Against Poverty. Msida, Malta: University of Malta, pp. 219.

SAMMUT, I., 2008. 'Private International law in family matters from a Maltese Perspective’. In: DI FILIPPO, M. ET AL (EDS.), ed, Verso un diritto internazionale privato europeo:risultati e prospettive,. Seville: University of Seville, pp. 195.

SAMMUT, I., 2007. ‘Competition law in Malta’ In: HOLMES, M. & DAVEY, L. (EDS.), ed, A practical guide to National Competition rules across Europe. 2nd ed. International Competition Law Series edn. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 593.

SAMMUT, I., 2007. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU’s Acquis, Regulation v. Voluntary Conduct’. In: P. XUEREB, ed, Business Ethics and Religious Values in the EU and Malta – For a Moral Level Playing Field. Msida, Malta: University of Malta, pp. 85.

SAMMUT, I., 2006. ‘Family Law in the EU’s Acquis Communautaire: Where is it going?’ In: P. XUEREB, ed, The Family, Law, Religion and Society in the EU and Malta. Msida, Malta: University of Malta, pp. 107.

SAMMUT, I., 2006. ‘The relationship between Maltese law and the EU’. Id-Dritt, XIX, pp. 191.

SAMMUT, I., 2005. ‘Harmonisation of Private law or private international law – which is the way forward in Europe?’. http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/41335/harmonisation_of_private_law.PDF edn. Malta: Series of Jean Monnet paper seminars, Malta European Studies Association, University of Malta.

  • ECL2000 - Introduction to European Union Law
  • ECL2001 - European Union Law
  • ECL3004 - EU Internal Market Law
  • ECL4005 - European Conflict of Laws and Comparative Private Law
  • ECL5065 - EU Legal Translation and Drafting EN/MT
  • ECL5069 - Advanced EU Law of Procedure
  • ECL5105 - The Law of the Institutions of the EU
  • ECL5108 - European Business Private International Law
  • ECL5118 - The Law of Fundamental Freedom of the European Union (Internal Market)
  • ECL5122 - Judicial Protection in the EU
  • PBL5032 - Human Rights Obligations and State Institutions
  • PBL5035 - Rights and Freedoms - Civil, Political, Social, Economic and Cultural
Associate Research Fellow - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, https://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/about-us/people/ivan-sammut

Member of Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA), e.V. - Berlin

Member of American Society of Comparative Law - USA

Fellow of European Law Institute (ELI) - Vienna

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