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Malta

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates assists clients mainly with licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Managing partner Andrew Zammit advised Northway on micro-credit loans and the surrendering of its financial institution licence. The team also acted for Dormouse and Nobel Financial.

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

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates’ corporate and M&A practice has an impressive client roster in the gaming industry. Andrew Zammit advised NYX Gaming Group on a C$70m security grant by its Maltese subsidiaries. The firm also conducted preliminary due diligence and legal support for Apax Partners regarding the acquisition of Melita plc. Other notable clients include Tipico and the Fulcrum Group.

Leading individuals

Andrew Zammit - GVZH Advocates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates focuses on civil litigation. Joseph Zammit Maempel and Andrew Zammit are key figures in the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates handles IP work for clients such as Swarovski, L Brand and General Electric. The firm registered a trade mark on behalf of PlayCod Limited, defeating an opposition notice from Instagram in the process. It also advised Paramount Pictures on the IP requirements for the production of a major Hollywood film in Malta. Team head Michael Grech is a key contact.

Leading individuals

Michael Grech - GVZH Advocates

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

At GVZH Advocates, the ‘highly professional and exceptionalAndrew Zammit and senior associate Kurt Hyzler work with a long list of clients, including Jacaranda Special Situations, 2.1 Alternative Investments and Nova Renewable Energy. Much of this work includes ongoing compliance advice. The firm also advised Acura on the licensing of its investment fund in Malta.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

Joseph Vella and George Hyzler head the construction and real estate team at GVZH Advocates.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

GVZH AdvocatesKatrina Abela is assisting Sarnia Yachts with the setting up of their offices in Malta as well as yacht leasing structures, VAT and regulatory matters. The firm has handled registration, mortgage and contentious employment matters for clients such as IPEX-Bank and Ocra (Isle of Man).

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Malta

Offices in Valletta

Legal Developments by:
GVZH Advocates

  • Can your IP disclose your ID?

    An “IP”, or “internet protocol” is a unique series of numbers allocated to each and every device connected to a network, including and most notable the internet. Similar to your physical  home address to which postal articles are addressed and delivered, internet traffic is delivered to your computer’s address i.e. your IP address.
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  • Can your IP disclose your ID?

    An “IP”, or “internet protocol” is a unique series of numbers allocated to each and every device connected to a network, including and most notable the internet. Similar to your physical  home address to which postal articles are addressed and delivered, internet traffic is delivered to your computer’s address i.e. your IP address.
  • Leave for medically assisted procreation

    The recent Legal Notice No. 156 of 2017 (“Leave for Medically Assisted Procreation National Standard Order 2017”) has laid down minimum requirements designed to grant a period of paid leave to employees who undergo the process of medically assisted procreation (hereinafter referred to as the “leave”) whether in Malta or outside Malta.
  • When Paid Leave and Sick Leave Collide

    As stated by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), the right of employees to paid annual leave is a “particularly important principle of the European Union social law” which cannot be derogated from the competent local authorities or practices, such as collective agreements, and whose implementation by the said authorities or practices must not fall short of the minimum requirements imposed by European law.
  • Investing in Malta- A Property Almanac

    Malta has long gained a reputation for a high standard of living with a Mediterranean flair. With the introduction of various programmes related to the attainment of citizenship or residency , many foreign investors have eyed the island as an ideal European solution for immigration purposes with vast potential for stable investment in real estate. In this article Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi presents an analysis of the real estate market and laws through 2015 and 2016, with a view of giving an exposition of the process for property acquisition and resale.
  • EU VAT on Yacht solutions

    The yachting industry sails across a dynamic regulatory environment, increasingly leading to more paperwork, administration, checks and procedures.  In this context, and considering that yachts are generally a leisure escape, yacht owners are constantly looking for straight forward solutions that allow them to sail their yachts worry-free.  Malta has been at the forefront in providing such solutions and finding a balance between what are usually deemed two opposing needs: those of proper regulation and application of procedures on the one hand, and enjoyment of the yacht without unnecessary and unwarranted restrictions, on the other.   
  • NAIF - an AIFMD-Compliant Fund with quick access to the market

    Since the advent of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (‘AIFMD’), fund managers have been facing a double regulatory burden as a result of having both fund managers and funds subject to prudential regulation which led to overlapping and possibly inconsistent regulatory requirements affecting funds.
  • Malta Stock Exchange: European capital raising now easier for SMEs

    While larger enterprises often steal the limelight, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), very often being family businesses, make up the very backbone of most economies, with SMEs constituting the vast majority of companies within the EU. In Malta, 99.9% of Maltese companies are classified as SMEs, with 4.8% classified as small to medium enterprises and 95.1% classified as micro organisations.
  • LICENCE TO SKILL – AN OUTLINE OF MALTA’S REGULATION OF SKILL GAMES

    Gambling, from a legal and policy perspective, has been consistently defined by reference to the constitutive elements of involving a monetary consideration, an element of chance, and a prize having some inherent value. Although definitions can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another, the general consensus has been that a game or scheme that requires players to stake something of value for a prize that is awarded due to the outcome of an uncertain event should be treated as “gambling.”
  • Employment Contracts Conducted Electronically

    LEGAL BACKGROUND
  • The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP)

    A. INTRODUCTION