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WH Partners

LEVEL 5, QUANTUM HOUSE, 75 ABATE RIGORD STREET, TA' XBIEX XBX 1120, MALTA
Tel:
Work +356 20 925 100
Fax:
Fax +356 20 925 902
Web:
www.whpartners.eu
London, Ta' Xbiex

The firm

WH Partners is a leading Malta-based business law firm with consulting rooms in London, with a very strong reputation for working alongside and supporting businesses in digital industries from inception through to sale, IPO and beyond. The firm’s M&A, corporate finance, taxation, regulatory and licensing and IPR teams are particularly sought after. The firm also has strong private client, real estate and financial services practices.

The firm has been boosted by the addition of Robert Skalina, a well-regarded M&A, investment management and funds lawyer, Graziella Grech, a senior lawyer specialising in real estate and asset financing, Angele Attard Chetcuti, a senior commercial lawyer with a keen interest in EU law, government affairs and employment law, Rachel Saliba, a senior tax lawyer, Sam Gauci, a senior regulatory affairs lawyer and Daphne Grech, a company/commercial lawyer with an interest in IP and IT law.

Areas of practice

Gaming and gambling: this is an internationally recognised area of expertise of WH Partners. Recent work includes advising the Malta Gaming Authority on the modernisation of Maltese gambling and gaming law and advising a top-tier, listed remote casino operator on entering into an agreement with a top-tier sportsbook provider; advising one of the world’s 20 largest banks on risk associated with processing monies through Malta originating from remote gambling transactions.

Corporate/M&A: WH Partners are trained to identify and handle complex corporate issues, whether tax, employment, licensing or company law related, in a timely manner to address clients’ needs. The firm has significant experience in advising on M&A transactions in the gaming and gambling, ICT and digital industries, as well as in banking and payment service provision, property, hotels, and leisure and entertainment industries. The firm is often involved in advising on structuring/restructuring in preparation for an exit from a business or sale and then advising on the deal itself.

Financial services: WH Partners’ financial services practice has grown immensely in the last year.

Private client: WH Partners’ private client practice focuses on advising high-net-worth to very-high-net-worth individuals on estate and inheritance planning, as well as on residence and nationality. The firm’s private client lawyers have dealt with the planning of estates worth from a few million to several billion euros. WH Partners’ private client practice includes lawyers who handle the acquisition and financing of aircraft and yachts for the firm’s clients.

ICT and IP: WH Partners have a particular focus on technology and on the use and protection of all related areas, in particular IPR and data.

Taxation: WH Partners has a very strong tax practice, with a strong and highly capable team. The team handles financial and commercial transactions which can give rise to a number of delicate and complex taxation issues, which can determine the structure of the transaction. The firm ensures competency in addressing such issues and keeps abreast with changing tax legislation and laws, both within the domestic and cross-border arena. The firm also offers practical and sound tax and wealth planning advice to both companies and individuals, tailored to meet their requirements and circumstances. The firm advise corporate clients on their withholding tax obligations and vis-Ă -vis their employees, corporation taxation issues with a focus on tax rebates for non-resident persons and indirect tax (VAT)

Employment: the firm supports its strong client base on employment issues.

  • Number of lawyers: 23
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Urdu
  • Maltese
  • Slovakian
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • International Alliance of Law Firms
  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • Malta Chamber of Commerce
  • Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce

Above material supplied by WH Partners.

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