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Dr Luca Vella

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GVZH Advocates

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Luca’s principal areas of practice include Capital MarketsCorporate and Commercial Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. In the Capital Markets space, Luca has accumulated years of experience in the local capital markets industry having acted as legal advisor to several public listed companies in connection with the admission to listing of debt securities on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange and private placements, assisting clients with all pre-listing formalities, including corporate re-organisations and the carrying out of legal due diligence, advising on and drafting of all required legal and corporate documentation, and advising upon all matters concerning corporate governance and compliance with continuing obligations. Luca continues to handle complex transactions in relation to public companies listed on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange and also, more recently, in relation to listing of debt instruments on the second-tier Prospects MTF Market. Luca’s expertise also covers on-going legal advice to listed client companies as well as acting as company secretary to Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of such public listed entities.

Luca has, over the years, also acquired vast experience in large-scale Mergers and Acquisitions, comprising both local and cross-border transactions, and in a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and privatisation matters, advising both the Government of Malta and private local and international investors alike.


Luca is fluent in English, Italian and Maltese.


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Luca graduated Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2007. He furthered his studies at University College London where he obtained a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law. While pursuing his studies, Luca also carried out a six-month in-service training period with the Cabinet of Commissioner Joe Borg of the European Commission. He was called to the Bar in January 2009.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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