Private client in Malta

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Known for being 'experts in its field', the team at Fenech & Fenech Advocates represents high-net-worth-individuals, listed companies and multi-national groups in tax and immigration matters. The firm is popular among clients seeking to obtain citizenship through investment. Practice head Rosanne Bonnici provides 'crystal-clear tax advice.' Senior associate Rebecca Diacono is also highly regarded for her 'efficiency and the clarity of her advice'.

Practice head(s):

Rosanne Bonnici

Other key lawyers:

Rebecca Diacono

Testimonials

We appreciate Rosanne Bonnicci’s  advice on tax issues.’

‘This team is top of the class in Malta and has a great understanding of international structuring in the jurisdiction.’

‘Rosanne Bonnici is our key contact and always provides responsive and helpful guidance when Maltese advice as needed. Rebecca Diacono is her main associate and is also very knowledgeable in tax issues for foreign companies and private clients.’

‘Very hands on approach and very reactive.’

‘Rosanne Bonnicci – very good listener, well liked by clients because of her “practitioner approach” so that clients do not feel drowning in a sea of theory.’

‘Rebecca Diacono – very reactive and competent’

‘All the practice’s staff and partners work extremely well together and this makes for great effectiveness. This is not always the case with many firms, especially the bigger ones in bigger cities around the world.’

‘I have worked primarily with Rosanna Bonnici and Rebecca Diacono. Both solicitors I find highly professional and extremely productive in relation to all questions and problems I may ask and present.’

‘Even in the hard periods of the pandemic the availability of Fenech was outstanding with the same hour responses and assistance provided on all queries and arising questions.’

‘The team combines a deep understanding of international tax matters with strong local knowledge. This is ideal for a private client like myself.’

‘Rosanne Bonnici provided crystal-clear tax advice, taking the big picture into account and giving sound advice on the local circumstances in Malta. Compared to earlier advice I had received in Malta, this was much more thorough, and the ultimate solution for my long-term plans was simpler.’

‘Rebecca Diacono provided tax advice together with Rosanne Bonnici. Rebecca also coordinated the later discussions of a real estate matter. Impressed by her efficiency, and the clarity of the advice.’

‘Experts in their field, easy to work with, commercial, well-connected with key players locally. ’

‘Rosanne Bonnici is very commercial, strategic, experienced, knowledgeable. A real leader in her field.’

‘Rebecca Diacono is very detail orientated, solution focused, thorough, a pleasure to work with and inspires confidence. Clearly going places.’

Camilleri Preziosi

The 'competent' team at Camilleri Preziosi assists with trusts and succession planning for individuals as well as advisory work for corporate services firms and banks. The practice is led by Donald Vella; senior associate Kirsten Debono Huskinson is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Donald Vella

Other key lawyers:

Kirsten Debono Huskinson

Testimonials

‘Competent, knowledgeable, approachable, well-connected.’

‘Camilleri Preziosi has a number of highly specialised advisers who are well aware of other implications and able to rope in colleagues when and as needed. They work as a team for the benefit of the client and possess in depth knowledge and ability to look at a situation from multiple points of view. I was particularly impressed by fast, critical, analytical skilled people who are in touch with practical realities of technology driven businesses.’

Ganado Advocates

Led by Anthony Cremona, the practice at Ganado Advocates provides legal advice and ongoing assistance to high-net-worth individuals, assists with setting up trusts and foundations and has represented clients in some noteworthy litigation proceedings concerning trusts and foundations.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Cremona

WH Partners

The 'responsive' private client team at WH Partners assists with relocation and tax advisory. The practice assists high-net-worth individuals with residency applications and advises on wealth structuring through trusts and foundations. The practice is led by the 'really hardworking, driven and pragmaticRamona Azzopardi. Davinia Cutajar  and Fabrizio Speranza were recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Ramona Azzopardi

Other key lawyers:

Davinia Cutajar; Fabrizio Speranza

Testimonials

‘Professional team, accessible and easy to work with. Responsive, technical, business approach.’

‘New industries and technologies (e-gaming, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, etc).’

 ‘Ramona Azzopardi is practical, quick to react, offers high technical advice.’

‘WH Partners has an exceptionally efficient legal practice. Requests are handled promptly and professionally.’

‘Ramona Azzopardi is very attentive to the expectations of customers. She combines efficiency and good humour, which makes the relationship confident and pleasant.’

‘For us an innovation is the personal level of contact, no distance between lawyer and client makes it comfortable.’

 ‘Ramona Azzopardi  has a personal approach, is really hard working, driven, and pragmatic’

‘Responsive , know what they are doing.’

‘I have worked with WH Partners for many years now, very regularly and on complex client matters. They are extremely knowledgeable. They stand out in terms of their knowledge of tax and legal matters, both from a Maltese as well as from an international perspective.’

‘They have a great document management system and good and efficient billing software. They are at the forefront of technical matters in Malta in areas as diverse as private clients, technology, and financial services.’

‘Ramona Azzopardi is a very good all round tax practitioner, she covers with ease all areas of tax, from international taxation to VAT, private client and corporate work. She is easy to work with, approachable.’

8pointlaw

The boutique practice at 8pointlaw offers 'creative solutions'. The team assists clients with citizenship by investment applications, matrimonial issues and succession planning. John Bonello heads the practice and is 'very efficient in dealing with complex international situations'.

Practice head(s):

John Bonello

Testimonials

‘Efficiency, personalised approach of the client, creative solutions ’

‘John Bonello. Very updated about the legal practice, internationally oriented, very efficient in dealing with complex international situations.’

Work highlights

  • Advised several high-net-worth individuals on matters relating to the acquisition of Maltese citizenship by investment.
  • Assisted several London firms on cross-border family matters with a Maltese element.
  • Advised several clients on estate planning in Malta.

GTG Advocates

The team at GTG Advocates assists clients with obtaining Maltese residency and citizenship as well as advising on succession planning and real estate matters. Ivan Gatt and Robert Tufigano are the practice head. Cherise Abela Grech and Maria Attard are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Gatt; Robert Tufigno

Other key lawyers:

Cherise Abela Grech; Maria Attard

Key clients

Swiss Consulate in Rome

Edwards Lowell & Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented a client in obtaining Maltese citizenship by naturalisation.
  • Advised the Swiss Consulate in Rome on family reunification and marriage recognition in Malta.
  • Assisted in the negotiation of a complex property lease agreement for a prime location in Malta.

GVZH Advocates

The private client practice at GVZH Advocates assists both individuals and businesses with their relocation to Malta. The firm works in collaboration with Fragomen LLP helping a number of high-net-worth individuals with their relocation. The practice is led by Andrew Zammit  and Karl Briffa.

Practice head(s):

Karl Briffa; Andrew Zammit

Key clients

Fragomen LLP

Work highlights

  • Provided a wide range of specialised immigration law services to corporate and individual clients.