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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

Malta

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

WH Partners

Described as ‘a breath of fresh air’, WH Partners assisted heavyweight international clients with their entry into the European market. Ruth Galea advised Caixa on the security for a €40m loan to a Maltese company for the acquisition of assets in the energy sector. Senior adviser Robert Skalina is also a key contact.

Leading individuals

Ruth Galea - WH Partners

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

WH Partners

WH Partners does the bulk of its work in the gambling sector. Recent examples include advising the Intertain Group on collateral for credit facilities related to its acquisition of Gamesys, a cross-border transaction valued at £425m. Olga Finkel represented leading private equity advisory firm CVC in its bid to acquire a major sports betting operator. Managing partner Ruth Galea and James Scicluna are also key contacts.

Next generation lawyers

Graziella Grech - WH Partners

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

WH Partners

WH Partners mainly advises clients in the gaming sector on licensing matters and showcases the ‘extensive network, experience and work ethic required to be a market leader’. Notable clients include Mr Green and the Betsson Group. Partners Olga Finkel and Robert Zammit, who has ‘extensive iGaming experience’, assisted Bit8 with the registration of European trade marks.

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