Dr Justin Borg-Barthet


BA (Malta), Dip. Not. Pub. (Malta), LLD (Malta), LLM (Aberdeen), PhD (Aberdeen)

Dr Justin Borg-Barthet

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272436
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272442
Email: jborgbarthet@abdn.ac.uk
Address: C50, Taylor Building


Justin Borg-Barthet studied Law and European Studies at the University of Malta. After qualifying as an advocate in Malta, he pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen. This was followed by a lectureship at the University of Dundee. He joined the School of Law as a lecturer in September 2012.

Research Interests

Justin's research explores the legitimacy of the private international law of the European Union, with particular reference to the principle of mutual recognition. He has published work on a range of topics, including European company law, online gambling and the recognition of same-sex relationships.  The work addresses the balance between individual freedoms and the residual rights of EU Member States to govern their socio-economic affairs.

Research Grants

Teaching Responsibilities

Course coordinator

  • LS 2026 EU Institutions and Law
  • LS 2531 Introduction to Spanish Law
  • LS/LX 4020 Contemporary Legal Issues in European Integration
  • LS 551B Choice of Law for Business



  • LS 1021 Legal System
  • LS 4529 Family Law (Honours)

External Responsibilities


Admin Responsibilities

  • Convener, Undergraduate Policy Committee (Law)
  • Deputy Graduate School Officer (Law)
  • Member, Research Environment Committee (Law)
  • Member, Cross-College Feedback and Assessment Task Force

Current Research Students

  • Chukwudi Paschal Ojiegbe, 'The Interface between International Commercial Arbitration and the EU Judgments Regulation’ (PhD)
  • Lela Mélon, ‘The Architecture of EU Company Law’ (PhD)


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