He was born 25 March 1947 in Valletta, Malta to Victor Borg and Mary Barthet and is a nephew of the famous Maltese Artist Esprit Barthet (1919–1999) and has five siblings: Anna; Henry; Charles; Victor; Paul. He married to Carmen Busuttil in 1974 and has three children Jacque; Maria Paula; and Justin.
Following spinal injury in 1960 – disabled left leg – Stoke Mandeville Hospital – Rehabilitation Centre – Aylesbury, England.
He graduated in law in 1974 and joined the Civil Service in 1975. He transferred to the Malta Attorney General’s office in 1978. He was Senior Counsel to the Republic in 1979 and assistant Attorney General in 1988. He was appointed to the post of Attorney General in 1989.
The Lyceum and then at the University of Malta. He was president of the students’ council between 1970–71.
1972 – Diploma Notary Public 1973 – Doctor of Laws
Holder of Redifusion Scholarship at Royal University of Malta 1968–71.
Active member of Student Representative Council at Royal University of Malta (1968–1972), Secretary General (1968–1970), President 1971 Student Representative Faculty Board of Laws, Senate and Council.
Admitted to the bar in Malta 19741974–1975 – private practice as Advocate – Valletta
1975–1978 – Notary to Government
1978–1979 – Counsel for the Republic
1979–1988 – Senior Counsel for the Republic
1988–1989 – Assistant Attorney General
1989–2004 – Attorney General
appeared for the Government of Malta in Civil and Constitutional Cases. Prosecuted before the Higher Criminal Courts in Malta.
Agent for the Government before the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg.
Represented Government of Malta in various committees of Council of Europe, at Commonwealth Law Ministries Conferences (New Zealand, Mauritius, Trinidad), European Minister of Justice Conferences (The Hague, Ottawa, Istanbul, Nicosia, Bucharest, Moldova, Lugano, Budapest, London, Prague, Malta, Morocco, Sofia) and at other meetings and in bilateral negotiations, co-chaired joint meetings OECD -Co-operative Jurisdiction on unfair tax practices.
Honorary member of Romanian Union of Jurists since 1995. He is also an Official of the Italian Ordine al Merito della Repubblica, an award given by Italian President Scalfaro in 1995.1987–1990 – Part-time lecturer in Civil Law, University of Malta
1994–2004 – Member Commission for the Administration of Justice
1998–2004 – Member Council University of Malta, Formerly member of Faculty Board of Laws
1998–2004 – Member of the Board of Governors of the Malta Arbitration Centre
2000–2004 – Member of the Council of St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation
1995 – Cavaliere Gran Ufficiale Ordine al Merito (Italy)
2000 – Cavaliere Gran Ufficiale Ordine Pro Merito Melitense (Sovereign Military Order of Malta)
2001 – Officer of Merit (Malta)
2004 – Cavaliere Gran Croce Ordine al Merito (Italy)