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Camilleri Preziosi
LEVEL 3, VALLETTA BUILDINGS
SOUTH STREET
VALLETTA VLT1103
Malta

Aviation Tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi's aviation department is headed by Malcolm Falzon and Steven Decesare, who lead on work for Malta International Airport and national operator Air Malta, alongside new government-owned charter airline Malta Medair. The team regularly handles all aspects of aircraft leasing arrangements, with transactional lawyer Kirsten Cassar advising on the financing of aircraft acquisition deals.

Practice head(s):

Malcolm Falzon, Steven Decesare

Key clients

Malta International Airport

Air Malta plc

Malta Medair (Malta Air Travel Ltd)

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi's practice 'does an extraordinary job' and handles a wide range of work from credit facility or security agreements to bank sharing deals. Recently, the firm has assisted various public-listed companies with applications to trade on the Maltese Stock Exchange. Malcolm Falzon oversees capital markets mandates and head of department Louis de Gabriele is a key name asset management and regulatory issues. Andrei Vella led on the refinancing of Melita Group and the restructuring of Cherry AB Group – both significant multimillion-euro matters – while 'approachable' associate Michael Buhagiar 'goes out of his way to help'.

Practice head(s):

Louis de Gabriele

Testimonials

Excellent team that does an extraordinary job. They always revert quickly and reply to our questions in detail and solve our problems.’

Camilleri Preziosi understands the banking legal requirements.’

Michael Buhagiar is highly approachable, knowledgeable and goes out of his way to help and understand our needs.’

Key clients

Bank of Valletta/Malta Development Bank

Melita Group

Cherry AB

Main Street Complex plc

Citibank N.A., London branch

Cream Finance Holding

Liongate Emerging Markets Fund SICAV plc

Melite Finance plc

International Hotel Investments plc

Exalco Finance plc

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Corporate finance and M&A expert Louis de Gabriele heads the team at Camilleri Preziosi, and leads on matters with Donald Vella. Recent work includes negotiating and drafting various share purchase agreements – from both the shareholder side and purchaser side – along with all associated legal regulatory concerns. Of particular note was its assistance, as local counsel, with Cinven Capital Management (IV) General Partner Ltd's acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, which included handling a due diligence exercise and the and termination of Malta share pledge agreements. Other work includes advising on the drafting of asset purchases and the acquisition of share warrants.

Practice head(s):

Louis de Gabriele

Key clients

Bank of Valletta plc

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Camilleri Preziosi fields 'a dynamic team of litigation lawyers', with 'a high level of technical expertise' across the board. Highlights included initiating liquidation against one of MMGH Limited's debtors; acting for Equiom Group (Europe) Limited in the removal of a precautionary garnishee order; and representing the Bank of Valletta in defending a claim filed by former fund investors. The team also acted for the Falzon Group of companies in proceedings against the Director General of customs and competition. Henri Mizzi and Kristina Rapa Manché stand out for their 'integrity and strong work ethics' and provide 'exceptional levels of service'. Another name of note is Marisa Vella, who acted for Mekanika Limited in an action against a former director for breach of fiduciary duties.

Practice head(s):

Henri Mizzi, Marisa Vella

Testimonials

I’ve been a client of this firm for the past 10 years. Their main strengths in my opinion are their long years of experience, a high level of technical expertise in a variety of legal fields and excellence in the service provided.’

I value the professionals I work with the most in this firm, particularly Dr Henri Mizzi and Dr Kristina Rapa Manche, for their exceptional levels of service, integrity and strong work ethics. They also invariably exceed my expectations as a client, as they don’t limit themselves to just providing legal advice on particular issues, but propose feasible solutions and favourable outcomes to disputes.’

Camilleri Preziosi boasts a dynamic team of litigation lawyers who have made and continue making themselves promptly available to our assistance whenever needed. They have evidenced significant knowledge of the processes of the local courts and the multitude of laws impacting the portfolio cases which they have on occasion been presented with. Their good character, professionalism, and transparency further adds to the value of their offered services.’

Louis De Gabriele, Francesca Galea Cavallazzi, Kristina Rapa Manche, and Jasmine Abela have each proven to be reliable legal professionals whenever their assistance was requested. Their keenness to assist whenever approached and prompt address of any issues that have been brought to their attention evidence qualities which we are certain, every person would appreciate to see in their choice of legal counsel.’

The team is made up of lawyers with different mindsets and strengths. You have a combination of lawyers who have a “winning always” mentality together with others that know the law inside out and present to the client the pros and cons of the possible actions.’

Diligence and accuracy in their work. Being there at any hour if is required.’

Key clients

Alf. Mizzi and Sons (Marketing) Group

Attard & Co Group of Companies

Deutsche Lufthansa

Bank of Valletta plc

Autosales Limited

United Group of Companies

St. George’s Park Limited

Hili Group of Companies

Gasan Group of Companies

EIG

Fortina Group of Companies

Enemalta plc

Massine Group of Companies

Plaza Centres plc

Melita plc

Airmalta plc

Mizzi Associated Enterprises

Aqubix Limited

Mizzi Organisation

Fintech Tier 2

The team at Camilleri Preziosi is 'an effective brainstorming partner and developer of solutions to problems', and co-head Malcolm Falzon is appreciated for his 'expertise, availability and professionalism'. Along with Louis de Gabriele, Falzon leads a team which handles cryptocurrency asset-related matters and advises on the establishment of security token offerings. In one highlight, it assisted 2gether Money Management S.L with the public offering of its new ‘2GT’ token. The firm has also formed an alliance with Amagis Capital and launched a full-service operation entitled ‘CAMA’, which combines legal, regulatory and technical expertise across the fintech domain.

Practice head(s):

Louis de Gabriele, Malcolm Falzon

Testimonials

Good team, highly qualified.’

Malcom Falzone is our primary contact. Very qualified, senior lawyer type. We appreciate him.’

Knowledgeable and capable within the area of Maltese/EU financial regulations and corporate codes. Effective brainstorming partner and developer of solutions to problems.’

Strong commitment to performing high quality work – Malcolm Falzon and Julian Bajada appear to communicate well and make an effective team.’

CP team offers a blend of broad expertise on financial and technologic matters and is always available. Compared to other competitors, CP is always active in multiple sectors and offers a broad array of expertise.’

Malcolm Falzon and Andrew Caruana Scicluna are definitely the best professionals in their field in terms of expertise, availability and professionalism.’

Key clients

2gether Money Management S.L

Intellectual property Tier 2

Operating 'seamlessly with clients', the 'absolutely reliable' practice at Camilleri Preziosi is particularly active before the Maltese courts in IP-related dispute resolution cases. The 'outstanding' Henri Mizzi jointly leads the 'supportive' team with Steven Decesare. In recent work, the group, represented Massine Group GmbH in a damages issue for a breach of trade mark licensing and acted for DMD Autoparts in an infringement and parallel imports claim. The team also has experience of registering trade marks across the hotel, hospitality, gaming and betting, pharmaceutical and fashion industries. Senior associate Sharon Xuereb has noteworthy experience advising on franchise agreements and contract negotiations regarding films, music and gaming.

Practice head(s):

Henri Mizzi, Steven Decesare

Testimonials

An excellent organised intellectual property team, very supportive, fast responding, profound knowledge of Maltese and private international law.

Works seamlessly with clients and foreign attorneys, absolutely reliable, work products always delivered on time and in high quality. Outstanding: Henri Mizzi and Sharon Xuereb.

Key clients

Mellieha Bay Hotel Ltd

Supermarkets (1960) Ltd

Arkadia Marketing Ltd

Malta International Airport

Retail International Limited

Enemalta plc

The General Soft Drinks Company Ltd

Massine Group

Melita Limited

Computime Limited

S.R.G.N Company Limited

N-IX Holding Limited

Prohealth Limited

DMD Autoparts

Investment funds Tier 2

The service provided by Camilleri Preziosi's team is 'excellent', and it has a particular focus on fund licensing and transactional cases. Practice head Louis de Gabriele oversees the setting-up of various professional investor and alternative investment funds, including re-domiciliations, alongside the management – and subsequent handling of – sub-funds. Senior associate Andrew Scicluna is 'great with fund solutions' and with 'liaising with the regulator', while Malcolm Falzon is 'very knowledgeable' on bond issues.

Practice head(s):

Louis de Gabriele

Testimonials

Camilleri Preziosi are geared towards financial services in Malta. Partners and senior associates within the firm provide legal advice to a number of entities I work with, and the service they provide is excellent.’

Malcolm Falzon on corporate finance. Although still in his late thirties, Malcolm is already considered a veteran of corporate finance in Malta. My firm has worked (and still are working) side by side with Malcolm on IPOs and bond issues, and found Malcolm very knowledgeable. Andrew Caruana Scicluna should be a partner! I find Andrew great with fund solutions, and also in guiding us when liaising with the regulator.’

Key clients

BOV Asset Management Limited

Vilhena Funds SICAV plc

Aria SICAV plc

Hermes Linder Fund SICAV plc

Metatron Capital SICAV plc

Lombard Bank

Cembra Brazil Fund SICAV plc

Altinum Funds SICAV plc

Amagis Capital Management Ltd

Amagis Capital Funds SICAV plc

Greater China Value Partners Fund SICAV plc

Cembra East Fund SICAV p.lc

Cembra Gold Fund SICAV p.l.c.

Cembra India Fund SICAV p.l.c.

BOV Fund Services Limited

Apex Fund Services (Malta) Limited

Ananea Funds SICAV plc

Auge Funds SICAV plc

Accolade Fund SICAV P.L.C.

Vincent Micallef

Apartners Capital Investment Management Limited

BOV Investment Funds

Sandberg Investment Fund SICAV plc

Hold SICAV plc

Lemuria Partners SICAV plc

Infinity Capital SICAV plc

Trident Fund Services (Malta) Limited

NCC Funds SICAV p.l.c.

SJP Opportunities Fund SICAV LTD

FCS Asset Management LTD

Amicorp Fund Services Malta Limited

Amalgamated Investments SICAV p.l.c.

JP Morgan Securities plc

Nextmarkets Trading Ltd

Private client Tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi works with a range of clients, from high-net-worth individuals to corporate trustees and wealth advisors. The practice is particularly known for its tax competence, where it is able to leverage the strength of practice head Donald Vella, and also handles matters related to restructurings, trusts, foundations and general corporate services. Its workload includes identifying the Maltese implications of wills and probates, providing legal assistance on visa issues, advising on personal tax implications for individuals residing or working in Malta, and family wealth management.

Practice head(s):

Donald Vella

Real estate Tier 2

Camilleri Preziosi fields a 'leading set' of lawyers, which makes the firm 'a place to go' in Malta for real estate advice, according to one client. It has a strong focus on significant high-rise and large-scale mixed-use commercial developments for a client base that includes Peninsula Investments Limited, SD Holdings Ltd and Townsquare Sliema Ltd. Areas of expertise include advice on the acquisition and disposal of property interest, development and planning consultation and real estate finance. The team, led by 'go-to' partner Henri Mizzi and Marisa Vella, also handles construction contracts, from major infrastructure provision to power and energy plant projects.

Practice head(s):

Henri Mizzi, Marisa Vella

Testimonials

Camilleri Presiosi have a team that covers all practices in the legal spectrum. They have specialists in all fields who can tackle specific cases and advise the clients accordingly. This one-stop-shop approach makes it very convenient for the client as it gives the necessary piece of mind whilst dealing in a familiar environment.’

As a company we work a lot with Dr Martina Camilleri who is a blessing for us. She really understands customer satisfaction and goes the extra mile to ensure that us as clients are seen to in a timely manner and have our concerns addressed. When we need to be referred to another colleague, she does proper handover and background work making us feel at ease liaising with a counter party.’

A leading set of advocates. Members have an international reputation. It is the place to go for lawyers who have a sound reputation as specialist advocates and experts in all forms of dispute resolution in the sectors in which they operate. That expertise extends primarily, but not exclusively, across construction and engineering, infrastructure, energy and natural resources, shipbuilding and offshore construction, transport, IT and telecommunications, and professional negligence.’

Henri Mizzi is a go-to person for high-value, complex, business-critical disputes, in particular those with an international flavour to them.’

Undoubtedly the best firm on the island. Their team is very knowledgeable across all areas. My experience with Camilleri Preziosi over the past five years has been exceptional, especially when compared to other firms.’

Other firms try to adopt a one size fits all approach, however Camilleri Preziosi have different experts in different fields, so you are always driven to the best expert.’

Level of service, professionalism, competences within firm.’

Follow up, pleasant to work with, available.’

Key clients

Peninsula Investments Ltd

SD Holdings Ltd

Townsquare Sliema Ltd

The Quad Ltd

Joseph Zammit Tabona

United Group

Gasan Group

Supermarkets (1960) Ltd

MMGH Ltd

Paradocs Real Estate Ltd

The General Soft Drinks Company Ltd

Alf Mizzi Group

Virtu Properties Ltd

Plaza Centres

Shipping Tier 2

The team at Camilleri Preziosi acted for bunker supplier IMS Oil Trading Limited and marina operator Grand Harbour Marina plc on the wrongful arrests of different vessels and the ensuing financial settlements. Of further note is advice to the Ministry for Transport concerning a tender process for the award of scheduled ferry services between Malta and Gozo. Practice co-heads Steven Decesare and Andrei Vella work on most cases including ship financing and enforcement matters.

Practice head(s):

Steve Decesare, Andrei Vella

Key clients

Ince and Co. Hamburg

Ashurst LLP

Marsamxetto Steamferry Services Limited

Captain Morgan Cruises Ltd

Pantaenius GmbH

Grand Harbour Marina plc

Atlantska Plovidba

Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Jasmine Abela  photo Dr Jasmine Abela
Dr Julian Bajada  photo Dr Julian Bajada
Dr Kyra Borg  photo Dr Kyra Borg
Mrs Diane Bugeja  photo Mrs Diane Bugeja
Dr Michael Buhagiar  photo Dr Michael Buhagiar
Dr Amy Busuttil  photo Dr Amy Busuttil
Dr Martina Camilleri  photo Dr Martina Camilleri
Dr Andrew Caruana Scicluna  photo Dr Andrew Caruana Scicluna
Dr Kirsten Cassar  photo Dr Kirsten Cassar
Dr Stefan Cutajar  photo Dr Stefan Cutajar
Dr Kyle Debattista  photo Dr Kyle Debattista
Dr Steve Decesare  photo Dr Steve Decesare
Dr Malcolm Falzon  photo Dr Malcolm Falzon
Dr Francesca Galea Cavallazzi  photo Dr Francesca Galea Cavallazzi
Dr Ron Galea Cavallazzi  photo Dr Ron Galea Cavallazzi
Dr Katya Gatt  photo Dr Katya Gatt
Dr Rya Gatt  photo Dr Rya Gatt
Dr Maxine Gauci  photo Dr Maxine Gauci
Dr Nicola Jaccarini  photo Dr Nicola Jaccarini
Dr Henri Mizzi  photo Dr Henri Mizzi
Dr Edward Mizzi  photo Dr Edward Mizzi
Dr Kristina Rapa Manche  photo Dr Kristina Rapa Manche
Dr Stephanie Soler  photo Dr Stephanie Soler
Dr Marisa Vella  photo Dr Marisa Vella
Dr Donald Vella  photo Dr Donald Vella
Dr Andrei Vella  photo Dr Andrei Vella
Dr Sharon Xuereb  photo Dr Sharon Xuereb
Dr Stefania de Gabriele  photo Dr Stefania de Gabriele
Dr Louis de Gabriele  photo Dr Louis de Gabriele