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Malta

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 1

GANADO Advocates

GANADO Advocates’ ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ group is ‘fully invested and committed to this area of law’ under the leadership of ‘aviation authorityDaniel Aquilina and senior partner Max Ganado. The practice’s experience includes advising on aircraft registrations, aircraft arrests, air-finance deals and leasing matters.

Leading individuals

Daniel Aquilina - GANADO Advocates

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

GANADO Advocates

As ‘one of the top legal firms in financial services’, GANADO Advocates handles project finance, public offerings and securitisation deals, and has insurance and pensions expertise. Max Ganado is ‘one of Malta’s top legal professionals and a true all-rounder in banking and investment law’, André Zerafa is ‘incredibly reliable’, Conrad Portanier is ‘brilliant’, insurance specialist Matthew Bianchi has ‘unparalleled technical knowledge’ and Matthew Brincat is ‘the key name for pensions work’.

Leading individuals

Conrad Portanier - GANADO Advocates

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

GANADO Advocates

GANADO Advocatesperfectly balances an in-depth approach with concise advice’ to provide ‘an exemplary service’ that is ‘truly unique and fits the client’s needs brilliantly’. Adrian Gabarretta and the ‘consistently excellentStephen Attard jointly lead the team, which also fields tax expert Christine Cassar Naudi and the ‘incredibly dedicatedNikolai Muscat Farrugia. The department covers the full gamut of corporate work including M&A, reorganisations, joint ventures, liquidations and Maltese tax issues.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

GANADO Advocates

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’.

Leading individuals

Louis Cassar Pullicino - GANADO Advocates

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

GANADO Advocates

At GANADO Advocates, department head Paul Micallef Grimaudalways impresses with his industry knowledge and is incredibly articulate and invariably well prepared’. The group, which ‘delivers advice of a superior quality in a timely manner’, covers all elements of transactional and contentious work; recent examples include trade mark litigation, trade mark and patent registrations, regulatory advice, General Data Protection Regulation preparation and licensing issues. Louis Cassar Pullicino is a key name for contentious matters.

Leading individuals

Paul Micallef Grimaud - GANADO Advocates

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

GANADO Advocates

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.

Leading individuals

André Zerafa - GANADO Advocates

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

GANADO Advocates

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.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

GANADO Advocates

GANADO Advocates is ‘a leading shipping law firm in Malta and compares favourably with the best shipping firms internationally’. With ‘outstanding performance levels and unmatched, first-class knowledge’, the practice is ‘unbelievably professional, target focused and easily the most commercial in the region’. Jotham Scerri-Diacono is ‘always on the scene and gives deep and detailed advice’, Karl Grech Orrpersonifies professionalism’, Daniel Aquilina’s ‘reputation in ship finance precedes him’ and tax expert Christine Cassar Naudi is ‘responsive, experienced and always available’.

Leading individuals

Jotham Scerri-Diacono - GANADO Advocates

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Malta

Offices in Valletta

Legal Developments by:
Ganado Advocates

  • AIFMD Passport – Extension Denied to the US, Hong Kong and Singapore

    The AIFMD passport is currently only available to EU AIFMs and EU AIFs. However, AIFMD makes provision for access to the passport rights to be possibly extended to non-EU entities at a future date. Although the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) just recommended this extension to managers and funds established in Jersey, Guernsey and, potentially, Switzerland, investment manager and funds set up in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore will not be granted the same right at the present time.
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