Dr Kevan Azzopardi was appointed as Official Receiver in February 2012. In his role, Dr Azzopardi practices in the field of restructuring, dissolution and winding up of companies by the Court on cases which often involve cross-border elements.
Dr Azzopardi is lead in a team of experts appointed by the Ministry for Justice, Culture & Local Government, in the area of Insolvency Law dealing with Government Policy and the reform of insolvency and commercial matters, as well as implementation of European Union Directives. He has chaired the Working Party on Civil Law Matters, on insolvency, restructuring and second chance during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, for the launch and negotiation of the proposed Insolvency Directive in January 2017. He is a regular speaker in these areas both locally and internationally.
Prior to his involvement in the area of insolvency, he held office as Eurojust National Correspondent for a two year period since August 2006, promoting judicial cooperation between European Union Member States in criminal matters under the European Judicial Network. He is a Member of the Refugee Appeals Board appointed in terms of the Refugees Act, Cap 420 of the Laws of Malta, since August 2013.
A law graduate of the University of Malta, Dr Azzopardi has been a visiting lecturer thereat in the area of Education Law with a focus on Contract and Liability in Tort, and Policy implementation since 2009, and in Company and Commercial Law since August 2013. He is an Examiner within the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Malta. He was admitted to the bar and holds a warrant conferred in January 2007 and has since then been actively involved in litigation within the Maltese Courts and Tribunals.