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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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GANADO Advocatesreceives the highest possible scores’ and is ‘one of the superior firms in the market’ for fund establishment and structuring. André Zerafa and James Farrugia jointly lead the team; Zerafa ‘stands out for his industry expertise’ and Farrugia is the ‘go-to name for licensing and regulatory matters’. The group also advises on compliance issues, investments and fund transactions.

With ‘a brilliant team that is fully committed to the area’, Mamo TCV Advocatesconsistently exceeds expectations’ under the ‘excellent leadership’ of the ‘highly proactiveKatya Tua. The group’s client roster spans local and international financial services companies with recent work including advising an umbrella professional investor fund on the establishment and restructuring of sub-funds, and acting on licensing issues. Nicholas Micallef left the firm.

At Camilleri Preziosi, practice head Louis de Gabriele’s ‘deep knowledge and vigour in challenging situations’ places him in ‘a high position in the industry’. Associate Andrew Caruana Scicluna has ‘exceptional customer-service acumen paired with faultless negotiation skills and product knowledge’; he regularly advises on the re-domiciliation of UCITS and Alternative Investment Funds in Malta. Transactional work and fund licensing are key areas of strength.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates’ financial services practice includes Rosanne Bonnici and Joseph Ghio, who is ‘a go-to lawyer in the field; extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond and well respected’. The department has substantial experience advising professional investor funds and also acts for real estate funds, loan investment funds and private equity funds.

The investment funds department at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates fields a cross-departmental team of lawyers, accountants and other professionals, and acts for a client base comprising fund managers, collective investment schemes, pension schemes and investment advisers. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi is the key name to note; she recently advised Aria SICAV on the licensing of its sub-funds and acted for Pollard et Filles Capital Management SICAV on its establishment and compliance issues.

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