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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Led by senior partner Henri Mizzi, Camilleri Preziosi acts for a wide range of clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Mizzi’s recent highlights include representing companies in the Falzon Group in a dispute contesting customs fees, acting for Dragonara in multiple tender appeals, and defending Massine Group in licensing issues surrounding its Apassionata brand. Marisa Vella is another key name; she acted for Kordin Grain Terminal Company in a claim against its insurer, and represented Mekanika in a breach of fiduciary duties claim against a former director.

Divided into four specialist teams, Fenech & Fenech Advocates’ department is ‘the first choice for maritime dispute resolution’ and also handles TMT and IP cases, employment disputes and general litigation. Clients include Vodafone and PRS for Music; the group represented the latter in a dispute with local radio stations, cinemas and entertainment establishments which transmitted copyrighted material without a licence. Ann Fenech is ‘one of the best in the market for marine litigation’, Antonio Ghio focuses on the TMT sector, and Paul Gonzi handles employment cases. Edward DeBono is also noted.

GANADO Advocateshas a strong reputation for its integrity and a level of professionalism which speaks for itself’. Department head Louis Cassar Pullicinoclearly has a great deal of experience and provides clear and consistent advice throughout every stage of a matter’; he is particularly noted for his shipping and admiralty expertise. Clients also single out the ‘excellentAntoine Cremona; Stefan Frendo, who has ‘exceptional tact, skill and patience’; TMT specialist Paul Micallef Grimaud; and Matthew Brincat, who ‘has specialist experience in employment law’.

Mamo TCV Advocates acts for local and international clients across a wide range of mandates including civil and family law, commercial litigation, insurance, public procurement, transport, planning and employment. The team of ‘highly competent and savvy operators’ is led by Franco Vassallo and also includes the ‘genuinely brilliantStephen Muscat, Joseph Camilleri and Frank Testa.

Silvana Zammit leads the practice at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, which ‘strives to provide the best possible service to clients’, with ‘all individuals working exceptionally hard with their skill, dedication, honesty, determination and stamina, putting them a step above the rest’. Recent highlights include representing SEP (Malta) Holding in disputes against the Maltese Government relating to the acquisition of shares in Enemalta, and acting for Aqua Trust Services Malta in IP litigation. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti is a key name for tax matters.

GVZH Advocates handles commercial litigation and arbitration, often with an international element. The group’s expertise encompasses aircraft arrests, debt collection, arbitration award enforcements, division of estates and admiralty cases. Senior associates Karl Briffa and Jonathan De Maria are the key contacts.

At Guido de Marco & Associates, noteworthy names include Giannella de Marco, who specialises in criminal and commercial litigation; Mario de Marco, who focuses on international commercial and trade law; and Gianluca Caruana Curran.

Scerri & Bonello Advocatesconsistently delivers a prompt and efficient service’, which ‘scrutinises every issue from all angles in order to create solutions to all possible problems’. John Bonello, who ‘leads the team with integrity’, and Victor Scerri, who ‘makes sure the client comes first’, are the practice co-heads. The team handles debt collection, inheritance disputes, human rights cases and contract interpretation matters.

Tanya Sciberras Camilleri is the key name at Valletta Legal, which has represented clients in corporate, commercial, civil, family, property and employment disputes.

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