Dr Joseph Bugeja graduated from the University of Malta as Bachelor of Education (Hons.), B.A. (Legal and Humanistic Studies), Notary Public Diploma and LL.D. His LL.D. thesis was on “The protection of the financial services consumer under financial services and consumer legislation”. He also read for a M.A in Diplomatic Studies at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies.
He has been called to the Bar of Malta in 2004 and is a member of the Chamber of Advocates.
Dr Bugeja occupied the position of Director International Economic Relations within the Economic Policy Division, Ministry of Finance, from 2004 to 2012, followed by the position of Director (Land) with the Government Property Division. Later, he provided legal and advisory services to an established legal firm and practised civil and commercial law, including pleading in court audiences. Other interests and areas of professional activity include financial services law, foundations law, property law, contract law, public finance law, public procurement law, EU law and international economic law.
He has also served as Secretary to the Financial Services Tribunal for the years 2007 to February 2015.
Since 2010, he lectures and examines on international economic law, public procurement law and public finance law at the University of Malta.
In December 2018, he joined War Chest Fiduciary Services Limited as Corporate Administrator.