Firm Profile > Mamo TCV Advocates > Valletta, Malta

Mamo TCV Advocates

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The ‘knowledgeable, responsive, client-oriented' team at Mamo TCV Advocates, led by Andrew Muscat, has been kept busy handling a range of work relating to company set up, as well as drafting complex articles and shareholder agreements. The team has been retained as external counsel to Steward Healthcare to advise on a number of matters, Michael Psaila has led on this work. The firm has seen an increase in wind-up and insolvency work as a result of the pandemic as well as an increase in activity in the insurance sector.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Muscat

Other key lawyers:

Michael Psaila; Joe Borg Bartolo; Zammit Laferla; Maria Mulvaney


‘They are one of Malta’s top tier law firms and well exposed in dealing with international clients, they have always addressed our needs and have proved to have a wide range of legal expertise. ’

‘We mainly work with Michael Psaila (Partner) and Maria Mulvaney (associate). They always have performed their work in a professional manor, highlighting all risks, and were always available when needed. ’

‘Team is practical and reachable. Deadlines set are met and urgent matters are tackled on time’

‘Their technical knowledge and practicality. ’

‘Mamo TCV Advocates is one of Malta’s leading law firms. It is highly regarded in all sectors of the community. In my experience its unique strength is in commercial and corporate law, where one of the senior partners, Andrew Muscat, is regarded as the country’s leading expert.’

‘My main contact with the firm has been with Andrew Muscat who, apart from clearly being a world class subject matter expert, is very attentive and very focused on the detail.’

‘Knowledgeable, responsive, client-oriented’

‘I have positive working relationships with them and they have helped us on a number of matters. They are well-respected in the Malta and their reputation is well deserved. ’

‘Mamo-TCV has always engaged top professionals in its ranks.’

‘It has been a leading law firm for many years, especially in the field of commercial law’

‘Mamo-TCV is selective in its choice of personnel. Overall the firm can give a comprehensive legal service of a high quality. Their culture is a healthy one based on competence not bluster.’

Key clients

BMIT Technologies p.l.c.

Trident Estates p.l.c.

Multigas Limited

Steward Healthcare

BCRS Malta Limited

Go Plc

Malta Chamber of Commerce

Brait SE

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The practice at Mamo TCV Advocates handles a variety of contentious matters, including those relating to family law, general commercial law, insurance, public procurement, bank finance, environment and planning, ship and aircraft arrests, employment law and the enforcement of foreign judgments in Malta. The team has seen a shift in the market towards more cross-border work and is well positioned to handle financial services and corporate disputes from local companies involved in larger deals. The department is led by Frank Testa, ‘a lawyer who really cares about his clients’, Joseph Camilleri and Stephen Muscat.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Muscat; Joseph Camilleri; Frank Testa

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Valenzia; Maria Lisa Buttigieg


‘I have been using this practice for commercial dispute resolution for a number of years. In my opinion, the practical way they handle disputes, avoiding the hassle of protracted lawsuits, but always keeping that option in mind, is very good. The breadth of experience in the team is also a very big plus. In comparison to other firms, this firm is the ‘first amongst equals’ in this field.’

‘Frank Testa – A lawyer who really cares about his clients, who listens, and who does not let the grass grow under his feet.

‘Maria Lisa Buttigieg – A lawyer whose technical expertise, coupled with dogged research of caselaw, is outstanding.’

‘The company has a number of experts and so it is great to be part of this team!’

‘Joseph Camilleri is a great person to work with – he makes himself available and also takes client concerns very seriously. He is the lawyer that you always want on your side. ’

‘Very well prepared and the practice houses a very wide spectrum of expertise in various sectors’

‘Well informed and always available to help’

‘I find working with the lawyers within this firm to be a breath of fresh air. They are unique, in that they are very practical / pragmatic and are not time wasters’

‘The advice given by Dr. Frank Testa, is very professional, to the point and measured. It really is a pleasure to work with him.’

‘Practical, flexible and solution driven approach.’

‘Frank Testa is a lead in terms of litigation lawyers in Malta. Nicholas Valenzia is a lead in terms of maritime litigation in Malta.’

‘Thorough knowledge of all areas of law coupled with the availability that one would expect of an in-house / solely dedicated team of lawyers make MAMO TCV an exceptional legal services provider. Definitely the go-to choice for business in Malta.’

‘Partner Joe Camilleri is an exceptional individual who matches a wide and deep understanding of the law with a hard work ethic. Always available for assistance and pragmatic in his approach.’

Intellectual property Tier 1

Mamo TCV Advocates' advice spans all aspects of intellectual property law, but it is particularly notable for IP prosecutions. The team 'knows the counterfeit business in Malta' and has worked on numerous anti-counterfeiting cases for world leading brands in the sportswear, tobacco, fashion and electronics industry. Practice head, Antoine Camilleri is an expert in IP litigation,  and an active member of several intellectual property associations. Claude Micallef Grimaud  joined the partnership this year.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Camilleri; David Tonna; Claude Micallef Grimaud


‘Mamo knows the counterfeit business in Malta and accommodates to the client’s strategy.’

‘Antoine Camilleri is very client oriented.’


Investment funds Tier 1

The team at Mamo TCV Advocates is experienced in the structuring and licensing of retail open-ended or closed-ended funds as well as alternative and professional investor funds. Led by Katya Tua, the team has recently advised on Maltese regulatory matters for several investment management companies including Futura Investment Management, The Macro Fund and The ARP Funds.

Practice head(s):

Katya Tua


‘Knowledgeable ’

‘Katya Tua is always available.’

Key clients

The Macro Fund SICAV plc

Futura Investment Management Ltd

The ARP Funds SICAV IC plc

ACL Fund SICAV plc

Real estate Tier 1

The team at Mamo TCV Advocates is regularly engaged on a full scope of real estate matters. It is experienced in working on a variety of projects from large-scale mixed-use real estate developments to historic buildings; the practice has assisted with purchasing and lease agreements, drafting and negotiating complex contracts and dispute resolution. Joseph Borg Bartolo, an expert on immovable property transactions, and experienced litigator, Frank B. Testa are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Borg Bartolo; Frank B. Testa


‘The quality of the partners and their availability is what makes this firm unique. Also the open discussion and the industry knowledge of both the partners and the associates makes it easier to deal with real estate legal matters.’

‘Dr Joseph Camilleri is always available, knowledgeable about any matter/question we raise, efficient in delivering the request and has a very good approach even with harder matters.

‘Dr Joe Borg Bartolo has given us good guidance in negotiations and also have a very good approach in negotiating with third parties.’

Aviation Tier 2

The team at Mamo TCV Advocates offers clients a complete service when it comes to aviation matters. It has been engaged by the Maltese government to act as the legal adviser on legislative matters and regularly acts for major financiers. Nicholas Valenzia and Joseph Camilleri head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Valenzia; Joseph Camilleri

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Led by Andrew Muscat, the banking and finance practice at Mamo TCV Advocates is a popular choice for both local and international financial institutions. It has worked on a variety of financing projects as well as regulatory work. The team has advised several issuers from a variety of sectors on listings on capital markets and has been retained as counsel to various credit and financial institutions operating in Malta. Simon Pullicino was recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Muscat

Other key lawyers:

Simon Pullicino

Key clients

GO p.l.c. and BMIT Technologies p.l.c.

Trident Estates p.l.c.

Steward Healthcare

Cablenet Communications Systems Limited

BNF Bank (Malta) plc

Go Plc

HSBC Bank Malta plc

FCM Bank Malta Limited

Brait SE

Shipping Tier 2

The team at Mamo TCV Advocates can handle all aspects of maritime law from ship registration and ownership structures to maritime litigation. Nicholas Valenzia and his team has assisted major financiers and providers in the lease financing of yachts. Joseph Camilleri handles maritime litigation and transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Valenzia; Joseph Camilleri

Fintech Tier 3

The team at Mamo TCV Advocates offers advisory and transactional services to a range of clients from banks to telecoms providers to software companies. It has assisted clients in setting up a VFA exchange and advised on obtaining a license under the new virtual financial asset framework. The team is led by Katya Tua, who is experienced in investment services.

Practice head(s):

Katya Tua

The firm: Mamo TCV Advocates is one of Malta’s leading law firms, with significant depth and expertise across a broad range of practice areas. As an integrated corporate and commercial legal practice, the service delivery is the firm’s pride. The team always strives to exceed the expectations of clients by providing expert advice and legal insight.

With a team of over fifty lawyers and professionals from other disciplines, the firm is confident of the ability to continuously act as a point of reference for the clients.

Over the years the firm has built strong relationships with its clients and will remain committed to supporting them at all times as they face complex business and legal issues as well as trying to adapt to changing markets and regulatory landscapes.

The firm’s broad range of expertise, client relationships, sector-specific knowledge and the quality of its people, is what makes the firm a unique proposition to clients.

Over recent years Mamo TCV has been top ranked by The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.

A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what the team at Mamo TCV provides to each and every client. Mamo TCV has assisted clients in complex transactions and has become the preferred correspondent in Malta for some of Europe’s largest legal firms. The firm is highly connected within a global network of lawyers giving access to global expertise.

The world continues to change at a fast pace. Whether change brings about new opportunities, additional risk or even challenges, the team at Mamo TCV is always ready to support and guide clients throughout the process.

Areas of practice: Mamo TCV is retained by a number of clients, including private and institutional investors, financial institutions, governments and public authorities, on a wide range of matters with a special focus on company law issues, mergers and takeovers, investment services, aviation and shipping, intellectual property, employment, expatriates and permanent residence, banking and finance, insurance, conveyancing of property, franchising including licensing, distributorship and agency agreements, syndicated loans and refinancing facilities, immigration matters, litigation and general commercial matters. The firm is also the preferred correspondent in Malta for various leading international law firms based in Europe, particularly those operating out of the UK.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Dr. Nicholas Valenzia +356 2540 3000
Banking and finance Prof. Andrew Muscat +356 2540 3000
Capital markets Dr. Michael Psaila +356 2540 3000
Competition Dr. Michael Psaila +356 2540 3000
Corporate and commercial Prof. Andrew Muscat +356 2540 3000
Employment and labour Dr. Frank Testa +356 2540 3000
Energy and resources Dr. Joseph Camilleri +356 2540 3000
Trusts, foundations and wealth management Dr. Joseph Borg Bartolo +356 2540 3000
Gaming and betting Dr. Michael Psaila +356 2540 3000
Immigration and citizenship Dr. David Tonna +356 2540 3000
Insurance and reinsurance Dr. Edmond Zammit Laferla +356 2540 3000
Intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting Dr. Antoine Camilleri +356 2540 3000
Investment services and funds Dr. Katya Tua +356 2540 3000
Litigation and dispute resolution Dr. Joseph Camilleri +356 2540 3000
Mergers and acquisitions, insolvency Prof. Andrew Muscat +356 2540 3000
Planning and environment Dr. Frank Testa +356 2540 3000
Procurement and state aid Dr. Joseph Camilleri +356 2540 3000
Real estate and construction Dr. Frank Testa +356 2540 3000
Shipping and yachting Dr. Nicholas Valenzia +356 2540 3000
Telecoms, media and technology Dr. Claud Micallef Grimaud +356 2540 3000
Tourism, leisure and hospitality Dr. Stephen Muscat +356 2540 3000
Communications and IT Dr. Claud Micallef Grimaud +356 2540 3000
EU law Dr. Michael Psaila +356 2540 3000
Infrastructure Dr. Frank Testa +356 2540 3000
Energy Dr. Joseph Camilleri +356 2540 3000
Environment Law Dr. Michael Psaila +356 2540 3000
FinTech Dr. Katya Tua +356 2540 3000
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Jonathan Abela Fiorentino  photo Dr Jonathan Abela Fiorentino Senior Associate
Dr Petra Attard  photo Dr Petra Attard Senior Associate
Dr Maria Bonello  photo Dr Maria Bonello Senior Associate
Dr Joseph Borg Bartolo  photo Dr Joseph Borg Bartolo Partner
Dr Michael Borg Costanzi  photo Dr Michael Borg Costanzi Of Counsel
Dr Kirk Brincau  photo Dr Kirk Brincau Associate
Dr Maria lisa Buttigieg  photo Dr Maria lisa Buttigieg Senior Associate
Dr Mikiel Calleja  photo Dr Mikiel Calleja Senior Associate
Dr Christine Calleja  photo Dr Christine Calleja Senior Associate
Dr Michael Camilleri  photo Dr Michael Camilleri Associate
Dr Joseph Camilleri  photo Dr Joseph Camilleri Partner
Dr Michael E. Camilleri  photo Dr Michael E. Camilleri Senior Associate
Dr Richard Camilleri  photo Dr Richard Camilleri Consultant
Dr Antoine Camilleri  photo Dr Antoine Camilleri Partner
Dr Dorita Cardona  photo Dr Dorita Cardona Senior Associate
Dr Joshua Chircop  photo Dr Joshua Chircop Associate
Dr Warren Ciantar  photo Dr Warren Ciantar Associate
Dr Kevin Cutajar  photo Dr Kevin Cutajar Senior Associate
Dr Nicole Fenech photo Dr Nicole Fenech Associate
Dr Ingrid Fenech  photo Dr Ingrid Fenech Senior Associate
Dr Julian Fenech Adami  photo Dr Julian Fenech Adami Associate
Dr Zachary Galea  photo Dr Zachary Galea Zachary Galea is an associate in the corporate and insurance departments of…
Dr David Grech  photo Dr David Grech Of Counsel
Dr Veronica Grixti  photo Dr Veronica Grixti Senior Associate
Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud  photo Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud Partner
Dr Stephen Muscat  photo Dr Stephen Muscat Partner
Dr Annalies Muscat  photo Dr Annalies Muscat Senior Associate
Prof Andrew Muscat  photo Prof Andrew Muscat Partner
Dr Roberta Peresso  photo Dr Roberta Peresso Senior Associate
Dr Nicole Portelli photo Dr Nicole Portelli Associate
Dr Michael Psaila  photo Dr Michael Psaila Managing Partner
Dr Simon Pullicino  photo Dr Simon Pullicino Partner
Dr Louise Sant Fournier  photo Dr Louise Sant Fournier Senior Associate
 Jeanine Schembri  photo Jeanine Schembri Jeanine is an Associate at Mamo TCV Advocates working with the firm’s…
Dr Mark Soler  photo Dr Mark Soler Junior Associates
Dr Laura Spiteri  photo Dr Laura Spiteri Associate
 Erika Taliana  photo Erika Taliana Associate
Dr Frank B. Testa  photo Dr Frank B. Testa Partner
Dr Andrea Theuma  photo Dr Andrea Theuma Associate
Dr David Tonna  photo Dr David Tonna Partner
Dr Jonathan Tonna  photo Dr Jonathan Tonna Associate
Dr Katya Tua  photo Dr Katya Tua Partner
Dr Nicholas Valenzia  photo Dr Nicholas Valenzia Partner
Dr Edmond Zammit Laferla  photo Dr Edmond Zammit Laferla Partner
Number of lawyers : 46
Contact : Dr Michael Psaila (Managing Partner)

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