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www.gvzh.com.mt

Malta

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates provides advice on AOC applications, aircraft registrations and private importation matters. Practice head Michael Grech and associate Katrina Abela are key contacts in the department. The team also assists clients with structuring private aircraft leasing arrangements, aircraft sale and acquisition transactions, and commercial aircraft importation matters.

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

Managing partner Andrew Zammit¬†leads GVZH Advocates' banking and finance practice. The firm recently assisted Bortex Group Finance with its circa ‚ā¨12.7m bond issuance programme, which was intended to fund a number of hotel and retail development projects across Malta. The team, including senior associates¬†Luca Vella¬†and Kurt Hyzler, also advised on capital markets and corporate finance transactions for domestic and international companies.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

The ‚Äėalways accessible, hands-on and extremely knowledgeable‚Äô Andrew Zammit¬†leads GVZH Advocates‚Äô practice. Zammit has particular expertise in the TMT, gaming and fintech arenas; highlights included advising Scientific Games on the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group. The team - which includes noted lawyers Joseph J. Vella, Michael Grech¬†and Albert Grech¬† -¬†assists with corporate restructurings and reorganisations, as well as corporate finance transactions. Luca Vella¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Andrew Zammit - GVZH Advocates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

The team at GVZH Advocates handles commercial disputes, insurance claims and various other civil matters. Karl Briffa, who made partner in 2018, is experienced in complex real estate disputes, and also undertakes contentious corporate and aviation sector cases . The practice is also active in aircraft and vessel arrests, unfair prejudice actions and matters involving the enforcement of arbitral awards. Senior associate Jonathan De Maria is also a key contact.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

Michael Grech heads GVZH Advocates’ practice, which generates work from major international clients, including Unilever, L'Oréal and General Electric. The team handles the full spectrum of IP services including trade mark filing, copyright and patenting, competition and infringement actions and larger enforcement instructions. Grech advised IMG on copyright-related matters concerning its Malta-based operations.

Leading individuals

Michael Grech - GVZH Advocates

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

Andrew Zammit and senior associate Kurt Hyzler are names to note at GVZH Advocates. Hyzler has extensive experience of financial services licensing in connection with UCITS, alternative investment funds and other collective investment schemes.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

GVZH Advocates

The real estate practice at GVZH Advocates handles significant property sales and purchases, planning permit matters, real estate finance and long-term lease agreements. Highlights saw the firm draft and negotiate complex lease agreements for multi-use projects. Joseph J. Vella and Karl Briffa (the latter made partner in 2018) are recommended.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

GVZH Advocates

Michael Grech and associate Katrina Abela handle the full range of yachting matters for GVZH Advocates, including vessel registrations, sale and purchase transactions, tax structuring, financing and commercial yacht certification. A recent highlight involved assisting a client with lifting a vessel arrest.

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Malta

Offices in Valletta

Legal Developments by:
GVZH Advocates

  • Termination of Employment for Good and Sufficient Cause

    In the case of Joseph Saliba vs Imperial Hotel (Goldvest Company Limited), the facts of the case revolved around Mr Saliba who was employed in various positions within the Hotel Imperial in Sliema until such hotel was acquired by Goldvest Company.
    - GVZH Advocates

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