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Malta

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi

Malcolm Falzon and Steven Decesare head Camilleri Preziosi’s aviation practice. Major clients include Malta’s flag-carrier airline Air Malta and Malta International Airport, operator of the sole airport servicing the entire archipelago. Donald Vella advises on aircraft acquisitions and syndicated lending matters. Kirsten Cassar is noted for her asset financing work.

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi

Camilleri Preziosi’s team handles the full range of banking and finance issues, including foreign facility loans and regulatory advice. Practice head Louis De Gabriele assists clients with major banking and asset management matters, while Malcolm Falzon leads on capital markets mandates. In a key highlight, the team assisted PG Group with its equity listing on the Malta Stock Exchange. Andrei Vella made partner in January 2018.

Leading individuals

Louis de Gabriele - Camilleri Preziosi

Next Generation Partners

Andrei Vella - Camilleri Preziosi

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi

The ‘knowledgeable and well-informed’ team at Camilleri Preziosi assists with cross-border M&A, joint ventures and company restructurings. Donald Vella recently led on transactions in the healthcare, pensions, shipping and real estate sectors. Louis de Gabriele  heads up the practice. Another key individual, Malcolm Falzon, leads the firm’s blockchain task force. The practice is further noted for its ‘excellent understanding of tax law in Malta’. Kirsten Cassar stands out as 'a competent lawyer and adviser’ in this field.

Leading individuals

Louis de Gabriele - Camilleri Preziosi

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi

Henri Mizzi and Marisa Vella are key names in Camilleri Preziosi’s ‘top-notch’ and ‘stand-out’ dispute resolution practice. Vella led on a number of cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties and contractual disputes, and Mizzi handled matters such as shareholder disputes and licensing rights issues. The team earns ‘full praise’ for its work on contentious matters, which currently includes representing Motherwell Bridge Malta Limited in a damages action against a former employee for allegedly engaging in fraudulent activity. Senior associate Kristina Rapa Manché is also noted for her expertise in representing private and public sector clients in civil, commercial, EU and public law claims. Other clients include Bank of Valletta, Mekanika and Dragonara Gaming.

Leading individuals

Henri Mizzi - Camilleri Preziosi

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi

Henri Mizzi, who leads Camilleri Preziosi’s IP department, has ‘extensive knowledge and a sharp understanding of commercial matters’. IP disputes are a strong point of the practice; Mizzi is representing an investment services firm before the European Intellectual Property Office in opposition proceedings against an international bank over conflicting European trade marks. The firm also represented claimant AWS Malta in a domain name and trade mark dispute involving a former employee of the company, and is defending DMD Autoparts against a claim that it breached trade mark rights in relation to Hyundai and Kia spare parts. The ‘meticulous and articulateSharon Xuereb is recommended for privacy-related matters. The group also advises on licensing, contract negotiation and royalty securitisation.

Next Generation Partners

Sharon Xuereb - Camilleri Preziosi

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi

Camilleri Preziosi's team is ‘very knowledgeable’ about domestic regulation and the setting-up of investment funds. Noted for his ‘very proactive approach’, practice head Louis de Gabriele's recent work included the establishment and licensing of numerous alternative investment funds, UCITS management companies, umbrella funds and sub-funds. Associate Andrew Scicluna is highly regarded for his fund licensing and transactional work for asset management companies and SICAVs .

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi

Camilleri Preziosi handles major high-rise, hotel and multiplex construction projects. Its notable recent mandates include assisting Plaza Centres with a shopping mall conversion, and advising Peninsula Investments on the Westin Dragonara Resort expansion. The firm is also handling the legal aspects of a hotel and an adjacent mixed-use project development. Further mandates include advising on real estate acquisitions and disposals, leasing arrangements and contract disputes. Henri Mizzi and Marisa Vella lead the practice. Senior associate Rya Gatt is recommended for her construction and development, energy and environmental law credentials.

Leading individuals

Marisa Vella - Camilleri Preziosi

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi

Henri Mizzi and newly promoted partner Steven Decesare lead Camilleri Preziosi’s shipping practice, which has recently been involved in maritime disputes and ship finance transactions. Decesare has assisted a number of international clients with ship arrest matters. Mizzi is representing a defendant in a salvage dispute. The firm also advises on yacht acquisitions, leasing schemes and all other yachting-specific issues.

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