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Malta

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates’ team ‘has a brilliant depth of expertise, great responsiveness, mindfulness and an eagerness to find the best possible solutions’. Highlights included advising Trustly on the Maltese elements of a banking facility from SEB; assisting Global Custodial Services with obtaining a payment services licence; and acting for Mediterranean Investments Holding on the issuance of €40m of 5% unsecured bonds. Andrew Zammit leads the team, which includes senior associates Kurt Hyzler and Luca Vella.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates’ ‘proactive, reliable and high-quality team’ has ‘abundant knowledge of the gaming sector and meticulously applies that knowledge in a competent and sensitive way’. Department head Andrew Zammit is noted for his TMT expertise; he recently worked with Joseph Vella advising Idox on its £19m acquisition of 6PM Holdings. Clients also praise Albert Grech, Joseph Vella and senior associates Luca Vella and Karl Briffa.

Leading individuals

Andrew Zammit - GVZH Advocates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

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.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

Michael Grech leads the department at GVZH Advocates, which primarily handles technology and software-related issues. Its work encompasses software licensing contracts, development agreements, IP rights transfers, internet domain names, and trade mark, patent and design registration.

Leading individuals

Michael Grech - GVZH Advocates

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

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.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates’ yachting practice regularly handles ship registration and finance transactions with notable expertise in reflagging issues, vessel importations, ship arrests and yacht ownership structures. Department head Michael Grech handles registration and finance matters, and recently advised Dominion Marine on the registration of several private and commercial vessels. Associate Katrina Abela is also noted.

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Malta

Offices in Valletta

Legal Developments by:
GVZH Advocates

  • The Rights Granted To Minority Shareholders Under The Maltese Companies Act

    “The rights of minority shareholders are an important and rapidly developing branch of law. It raises difficult questions of principle: the conflicts between the letter and the spirit of the company’s constitution; between the sanctity of the bargain between shareholders embodied in the articles and unfair treatment; between giving a remedy which is effective and allowing it to become an institution of abuse; between the attainment of fairness and the amount of money parties can spend on litigation”. [1]
    - GVZH Advocates

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