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The firm: Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance) is a boutique Greco-Maltese firm which was formed with the main scope of bridging the divide between the legal and assurance services sectors, particularly within the financial services industries. It is with this in mind that the founding partners, Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre and Despoina Xynou setup GMX. Prior to founding GMX, Jean-Pie headed the Legal Department of a Malta based group of companies which had been active for over four decades in various sectors primarily corporate and financial services and ship and yacht registration. Despoina Xynou moved to Malta having spent her professional career with a renowned Greek law firm. Given that Dr Gauci-Maistre had established a strong client base in Greece, the partnership with Despoina Xynou was a logical development. The firm has since grown from strength to strength and today boasts of a large international client portfolio active in various sectors.

The law firm’s international desks allow GMX to offer unique tailor made legal services ensuring that an internationally holistic approach is adopted for every case. Gauci-Maistre Xynou is therefore well-placed to assist clients from various jurisdictions in their respective industries. It has truly emerged as an efficient and reliable one stop shop. Solidifying its presence both locally as well as internationally, the firm comprises a team of professionals, specialising in their respective fields, ready to provide tailor made services to their various clients.

Ultimately, Gauci-Maistre Xynou’s top priority is its clients.

Areas of practice: Gauci-Maistre Xynou is a boutique multi-disciplinary practice offering bespoke legal, audit and assurance services. The practice comprises Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Law Firm) which includes a team of advocates warranted to practise law in Malta or their respective jurisdictions and exclusively authorised to provide legal services under the Gauci-Maistre Xynou brand. The law firm’s international desk allows us to offer unique tailor made legal services ensuring that an internationally holistic approach is adopted for every case.

Shipping and Aviation are among the firm’s main practice areas, with the firm’s partners both being very competent in these areas. The firm has advised a number of shipping companies which are renowned to be industry leaders and assisted them with contentious matters such as the arrest of vessels as well as corporate matters, financial instruments and registration under the Malta flag. Gauci-Maistre Xynou is also very active in the fields of Corporate and Commercial Law and regularly advises on matters relating to Maltese company legislation including company incorporation, corporate restructuring and matters relating to shareholders’ and company officers’ rights and obligations. Gauci-Maistre Xynou is linked with GM Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited, which is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide fiduciary services.

The firm has also done notable work in Regulatory Compliance, assisting a number of entities licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority, particularly those active in Investment Funds, comply with their regulatory obligations. It has also assisted a number of clients, particularly ones operating in the Real Estate sector and Notarial, Legal and Accountancy professions set up their anti-money laundering policies and procedures and regularly provides ad hoc advice in this regard.

  • Number of lawyers: 8
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Maltese
  • Member
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO)
  • Finance Malta
  • Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO)
  • Malta Funds Industry Association (MFIA)
  • Malta Institute of Management (MIM)
  • Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT)
  • Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA)
  • Ship Arrested
  • Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP)

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  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
    - Gauci-Maistre Xynou

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