Real estate in Malta

Ganado Advocates

The real estate and construction team at Ganado Advocates is praised for its ‘availability, approach towards problem solving, knowledge and willingness to work as part of a team‘. The team handles contentious and non-contentious construction matters including the negotiation and conclusion of contracts. Practice head Antoine Cremona is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a variety of construction disputes and assists with the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Cremona

Testimonials

‘The work of Antoine Cremona has been especially significant in terms of his availability, research and listening capabilities and responsiveness, which were all greatly appreciated.’

‘Their availability, approach towards problem solving, knowledge and willingness to work as part of a team.’

‘Very professional and personal experience. At no point did we feel that we were “lost in translation”, but we were guided through each step of what we required.’

‘Very approachable and patient to explain various aspects of what was required.’

‘Ganado is a rather unique firm of legal professionals that cover a comprehensive range of legal competence. Apart from this, I have experienced the most professional approach from all the personnel that I have dealt with, all of whom have exhibited profound knowledge in the respective area of legal expertise.’

‘Good listeners, solution-driven, non-confrontational, practical and highly technical and knowledgeable.’

‘Ganado are professional, efficient and flexible in their service. They inform and assist the client to reach their goals.’

Mamo TCV Advocates

Mamo TCV Advocates’ team advises on a full spectrum of real estate projects from large-scale mixed-use real estate developments, historic buildings to yacht marinas. It also assists with the drafting of complex inter-related agreements, along with framework agreements, land transfer, and contracts of residential developments. The team is led by Joseph Borg Bartolo, Joseph Camilleri, and Frank Testa.

Testimonials

‘Joseph Borg Bartolo has been instrumental to our company over the years and has avidly followed our growth and diversification. He has dealt with a range of matters, including highly sensitive ownership issues.’

‘We mainly work with Dr. Frank Testa on all our properties, he is well organised, readily available and well updates with what needs to happen.’

‘ The firm has very experienced partner. Furthermore their contracts are very easy to understand, clear and cover all angles whether it is commercial or private property to buy or sell or to let.’

‘I always work with Dr. Joseph Borg Bartolo on property issues who I feel is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to drafting legal contracts. Besides, he has very solid and professional negotiating skills and is always well prepared for each meeting. His advice to me on the deals I have been involved in have been always very detailed.’

‘The practice comprises several lawyers with varied areas of specialisation and numerous years of experience. Despite being numerous in number, the different departments and lawyers provide personalised attention and a level of detail that is expected from a top tier firm such as Mamo TCV.’

‘Attention to detail and very prompt response is one of the main factors. The quality of expertise is also excellent.’

‘We have been using the services of MAMO TCV for more than 10 years now and they have always given us excellent legal services. They are always on point and always up to date.’

Camilleri Preziosi

Led by Marisa Vella, Camilleri Preziosi’s team advises on a wide range of commercial property matters including the acquisition and disposal of all types of interest in real estate, financing, secured lending, and securitisation. It also assists with issues related to commercial construction contracts and represents property development companies in disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marisa Vella

Other key lawyers:

Rya Gatt

Testimonials

‘They are very detailed, well researched and they use all the possible latest technologies available to help them with their job and any issues we could face as we go along.’

‘Vast experience in the real estate sector.’

‘Very knowledgeable.’

‘Responsive, and great attention to detail.’

‘We have been working with Camilleri Preziosi for quite some time and each team member is very knowledgeable and professional. During Covid-19 the practice kept running smoothly via virtual meetings.’

‘They comprehend issues very quickly and their suggestions/solutions are spot on. They are also viewed with respect by their peers, which makes mediation easier.’

‘Marisa Vella is a very calm person, with a great grasp of the law and is very good at mediation. Rya Gatt is very good in property law.’

Key clients

PG Group

Mizzi Estates Ltd

Fortel Group

United Group plc

Arkadia Marketing Ltd

SD Holdings Ltd

Townsquare Sliema Ltd

The Quad Ltd

Paradocs Real Estate Ltd

Plaza Centres plc

Supermarkets (1960) Ltd

Kindred Group plc

St Aloysius College

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fortel group with the preparation, negotiation and implementation of the various contracts required for the construction of residential and commercial premises.
  • Assisted SD Holdings with the preparation and negotiation of the contracts in connection with the construction of a multi-use, multi-storey development.
  • Assisted United Group plc with various lease agreements for their office spaces and other leases in the hospitality sector.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Under the leadership of Edward Debono, Fenech & Fenech Advocates’ general litigation team has vast experience in handling commercial, property, and contractual disputes before the courts and tribunals. It also represents its clients in local and international arbitrations and assists with out-of-court settlements. Senior Associates Daniel Buttigieg and Carl Grech are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Edward Debono

Testimonials

‘The team is a fully functional team, and they are always prepared and take time to talk to you and explain your various situations. They will always find solutions to any problems that arise and where needed they will go above and beyond to assist their clients.’

‘Good team of lawyers who pays attention to their clients.’

‘Helpful and clever in tackling different problems.’

‘Dr. Carl Grech gives us very personal attention and even stands out in assisting mediations rather than going start to legal proceedings.’

Key clients

C & F Building Contractors Limited

Project Technik Limited

Metz Limited

Med Development Services Limited

Vella Group

Interfinance Limited

Vella Falzon Building Supplies Limited

Chemimart Limited

Ray Zammit Group

Charlie Properties Limited

D Peak Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted C & F Building Contractors Limited and other companies within the group with various acquisitions of properties as well as disputes relating to title, use and tax issue relating to real estate.
  • Represented J & C Properties in a case where court declared that the automatic renewal of agricultural leases is in violation of First Article of First Protocol of the Convention.
  • Acted for Ray Zammit Group of Companies in a number of litigious and conveyancing matters in relation to their group.

8pointlaw

Boutique law firm 8pointlaw’s real estate team is regularly instructed on non-contentious matters such as preparing leases and contract agreements. It also handles contentious matters before the courts and other decision-making bodies such as the environment and planning review tribunal. The team is led by experienced litigator John Bonello.

Practice head(s):

John Bonello

Testimonials

‘Professional and focused, timely advise and proactive.’

Key clients

INDIS Malta Ltd. (previously Malta Industrial Parks Limited)

MLR Imports Limited

Falbra Limited

AR Properties Limited

Cammast Properties Limited

Malta Life Sciences Park (Malta Enterprise)

Verdala Mansions Owners Association

Work highlights

  • Advised INDIS on the development and lease of a new property dealing with a total investment of €22M for Trelleborg.
  • Advised INDIS on the drafting of the necessary transaction deeds with respect to the development and leases of several units situated at the Ta’ Qali Crafts Village.
  • Assisted INDIS with negotiations and drafting of comprehensive scheme, a Memorandum of Understanding and necessary transaction deeds with respect to Lufthansa Technik Malta.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The property team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates stands out for its 'international knowledge and experience combined with local expertise'. It has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, selling, purchasing, and property-related litigation. The team is jointly led by Maria Chetcuti Cauchi and Charlene Mifsud.

Other key lawyers:

Julia Magri 

Testimonials

‘I have been working with Chetcuti Cauchi for 5 years. My experience of cooperation allows me to recommend Chetcuti Cauchi as legal advisers on any issues of Maltese, European and international law, including tax reporting and real estate acquisition. The firm’s consultants are ready to provide timely assistance in any matters related to legislation.’

‘The firm stands out. Professional, organised, and fully-fledged to give the optimum service. They go into detail and give the best for their client.’

‘International knowledge and experience combined with local expertise were features that attracted me initially to the practice. Associated with the practice is a property services company, thereby enabling investors to benefit from a ‘one-stop shop’ for property investments. The entire process was handled in a smooth, efficient and very pleasant manner from beginning to end.’

‘The lead role was taken by Dr. Charlene Mifsud who gave excellent, detailed legal advice regarding the complex background of the property prior to proceeding with the purchase. Dr. Mifsud was supported by Dr. Julia Magri who was flawless in her execution. A thoroughly professional, pleasant and efficient team with which to work.’

Key clients

Mr Kudige Panduranga Shenoy

Mr Andrew Camilleri

Dr Sharon Faith Farrugia

Dr Sam Abel

Mrs Lorraine Ellul Bonavia

Mr Mark Everett

Mr Gleb Mishin

Mr Rodrigo Pereaux Westerlund

Ms Abir Bennani

Ms Aml El-Houderi

Mr Igor Khudokormov

Mr John Smith

Mr Kashif Shehzaad

Mr Naser Al Haj

Work highlights

  • Advised Shenoy Kudige Panduranga on a property conveyancing project.
  • Assisted Gleb Mishin with the purchasing of a commercial property with the aim of leasing it to a third-party.
  • Advised Aml El-Houderi on a litigation case brought about by the lack of title over a property.

GTG Advocates

GTG Advocates advises on a broad spectrum real estate transactions, including sale or purchase of property and lease agreement matters. It also handles property disputes and property searches with the public registry and land registry. Ivan Gatt and Robert Tufigano jointly head the team.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Gatt; Robert Tufigno 

Other key lawyers:

Maria Attard

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable team, speedy response and action.’

‘The availability and swift response from Dr. Maria Attard alongside the expertise of Dr. Ivan Gatt.’

‘In their handling of matters referred to them, full attention to detail is given. They’ve always delivered expert advice.’

‘Personal attention given by both Dr. Robert Tufigno and Dr. Ivan Gatt has been exceptional. They care to ensure that the customer is well taken care of.’

‘The members of the legal team I have worked with have been very helpful and available to answer pressing questions even outside of scheduled visits. As a firm, they are sensitive to their clients’ needs.’

‘The team is very approachable and willing to listen to their clients. They appear to take a genuine interest in the client’s case and reach their best interests.’

‘The individuals I have worked with on a regular basis are Dr. Robert Tufigno and Dr. Ivan Gatt in particular who are partners in GTG Advocates. Both are highly experienced and trustworthy individuals in their personal capacity and professional dealings. Their legal knowledge and areas of expertise extend well beyond the local boundaries and encompass many aspects of international law.’

Key clients

Social Projects Management Limited

Montaldo Insurance Agency Limited (Malta General Agents for AIG Europe)

BMIT Technologies PLC

PKJK Company Limited

La Mode Company Limited

Four Site Operations Ltd

Raise Fields Limited

LLMA Limited / JP & A Limited

Antonia Zammit

Pauline Debono

Jude Cassar

Emanuel Busuttil Dougall

Hal Lija Local Council

CS Group

Igino Xuereb

Larissa Jonk

Nicola Busuttil

Ignatius Borg

Frank Farrugia

Work highlights

  • Advised S.P.M on real estate matters realted to the social housing projects.
  • Advised Four site operations on the purchasing of real estate.
  • Advised CS group on matters relating to contracts of works of turnkey construction projects in corporate and residential developments.