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Mamo TCV Advocates provides ‘an extremely positive experience for clients in terms of speed of execution and meticulousness of advice’ with ‘a high level of professionality that is unrivalled in the local scene’. The group is highly experienced in real estate developments; recent work includes advising on development planning issues and acting for developers on the sale of residential and mixed-use units in several major developments. Senior partner Richard Camilleri, who is ‘incredibly sharp and has a particular eye for detail’, heads the group, which also includes of counsel David Grech.

Henri Mizzi leads the department at Camilleri Preziosi, which includes the ‘brilliant’ Marisa Vella. Vella’s highlights included advising W&M Zammit Tabona on the sale of apartments and penthouses, which are part of the redevelopment of the Hotel Fortina; acting for Townsquare Sliema on the construction of a high-rise development, and handling the sale and lease agreements relating to the development of apartments and offices in a complex in Sliema for Gasan Properties. TumasGasan Holdings and SD Group are also clients.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is ‘absolutely excellent in each and every respect’ according to clients, who ‘recommend the team without a degree of hesitation’. The practice’s client base ranges from high-net-worth individuals to construction companies, developers and estate agents. Recent work includes advising a high-net-worth non-EU citizen on purchasing a high-end residential property in Malta, handling the purchase of a real estate portfolio for a client, and representing an individual in a latent defect issue. Key practitioners include practice head Silvana Zammit and Maria Chetcuti Cauchi; Daniela Galea regularly advises high-net-worth clients.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates focuses on contentious mandates; it recently acted for an individual in litigation relating to unlawful land expropriation and represented an individual in a warrant relating to halting the sale of a hotel in Sliema. The group’s client roster also includes Barclays Bank (Suisse), BNP Paribas, Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker and Gamma Entertainment. Edward DeBono and Kenneth Grima jointly lead the department, which also includes well-regarded associate Daniel Buttigieg.

Led by Antoine Cremona, GANADO Advocates’ team is highly regarded for its construction expertise with specialist knowledge of FIDIC contracts and construction arbitration. Cremona primarily focuses on contentious issues but also handles the sale and purchase of real estate, and leasing and rental matters.

At GVZH Advocates, Joseph Vella and George Hyzler are the main points of contact for the team, which has expertise encompassing property sales and purchases, lease agreements, real estate finance issues, property trust creation, planning matters and tax-related mandates. Senior associate Karl Briffa is also noted.

Advocates Primei has notable expertise in the luxury real estate and hospitality sectors; recent work includes advising an Italian investor on the development and construction of a hotel and luxury residential project, assisting a promoter with the development of a boutique hotel, and handling the acquisition of several luxury developments for international investors. Andrew Grima, who is the key name to note for real estate matters, works closely with founding partner James Scerri Worley.

Scerri & Bonello Advocatesprovides diverse services across the sector and always produces great results in a timely manner’. The group regularly handles construction disputes, development work and planning issues and also has a notable conveyancing practice. John Bonello leads the department, which also includes Victor Scerri and associates Marycien Vassallo and Amanda Cini.

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