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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
Email:
Web:
www.whpartners.eu
London, Ta' Xbiex

Dr Ruth Galea

Tel:
Work (+356) 20925100
Email:
WH Partners

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Funds & Financial Services, Insolvency & Restructuring, General Commercial, Taxation

Position

Partner. corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, credit and financial institutions, contract drafting and negotiation and taxation

Career

Ruth Galea is a corporate, financial services and taxation lawyer. She mainly practices in the Financial Services, Capital Markets, Gaming and ICT industries. Her principal areas of specialisation are corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate restructuring (with a particular focus on joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions), credit and financial institutions, taxation (direct and indirect) and contract drafting and negotiation. She also regularly advises on matters relating to investment funds, capital markets, gaming law and employment law. Ruth joined WH Law in 2006 and became a partner of WH Partners on 1 January 2012.

Languages

English, Italian, French, Maltese

Member

Malta Chamber of Advocates Institute of Financial Services Practitioners

Education

Master of Laws degree in Commercial Law magna cum laude from the University of Cambridge Doctor of Laws degree from in University of Malta

Leisure

current affairs, and enjoys travelling, Indian food and learning languages


Malta

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

The team at WH Partners¬†is particularly well-known for handling landmark transactions in the gaming sector, which included advising The Stars Group on the Maltese law aspects of the financing of its acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming from CVC Capital Partners and Sky plc. Led by Ruth Galea, the team stands out for its ‚Äėdeep technical expertise‚Äô and ‚Äėstrong legal knowledge‚Äô of ICO compliance matters for online gaming platforms, including corporate structuring and tax planning projects.¬†James Scicluna¬†specialises in corporate finance, debt finance raising and capital markets transactions. Another notable matter included assisting Aspire Global plc with its IPO listing on the Swedish exchange Nasdaq First North.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

WH Partners, which has a first-rate reputation in the gaming sector, advised The Stars Group on the Maltese law aspects of its $4.7bn acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming from CVC Capital Partners and Sky plc; James Scicluna was the lead partner on the transaction. Olga Finkel led on M&A transactions for clients such as Mr. Green and Cherry AB. Ruth Galea regularly advises on corporate restructurings, with a particular focus on joint ventures and M&A. Robert Zammit made partner in February 2018.

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