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Investment funds in Malta

Ganado Advocates

Ganado Advocates‘ team ‘provides a wealth of in-depth knowledge and hands-on practical experience‘ in the investment funds industry. The practice regularly advises fund managers, investment firms, and fund custodians and start-ups on all aspects of Maltese and EU law and regulation pertaining to investment funds work. Andre Zerafa co-heads the group alongside in-house financial regulatory expert James Farrugia and is well-versed in advising on the structuring of alternative investment funds, UCITS funds and other retail funds. Marina Grech and David Borg-Carbott are active in a range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andre Zerafa; James Farrugia

Autres avocats clés:

Marina Grech; David Borg-Carbott

Les références

‘Ganado Advocates cut through the small talk and really focus on what matters. This means a good level of service delivery whilst being mindful of costs. ’

‘Ganado Advocates provides a wealth of in-depth knowledge and hands-on practical experience to its clients, across a number of areas, including investment services and fund management business. The diverse team of professionals addressing client needs make Ganado Advocates a stellar service provider in the local industry. ’

‘Andre Zerafa has deep knowledge and experience of the industry. Good support from their associates.’

Principaux clients

Augmenta SICAV plc

Diaman Partners Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Augmenta SICAV plc with the launch of a new sub-fund within a UCITS umbrella scheme.
  • Advised Diaman Partners Limited on obtaining regulatory approval from the MFSA for the acquisition of a 20% stake by the Azimut Group in the client.

Camilleri Preziosi

Camilleri Preziosi garners praise as 'a very proactive firm' with a team of 'responsive and high calibre solicitors'. The group stands out as 'very knowledgeable in the investment funds area'. The investment funds practice is led by Louis de Gabriele, who brings over 25 years of experience in advising on the establishment of funds and asset management matters, to name a couple of areas. Andrew Caruana Scicluna is 'extremely knowledgeable on the financial sector'.

Responsables de la pratique:

Louis de Gabriele; Andrew Caruana Scicluna

Les références

‘Andrew Caruana Scicluna is great lawyer. Always very helpful, trying to understand the issue of a client. His communication and advice is very efficient, easy to understand and precise.’

‘Andrew and his team exhibit all I look for in a legal firm.’

‘I deal mainly with Andrew Caruana Scicluna who is extremely knowledgeable on the financial sector, not just from a legal perspective but also on the actual intricacies of managing a fund or an asset manager.’

Mamo TCV Advocates

Katya Tua heads up the practice at Mamo TCV Advocates, which has a solid track record in advising on the structuring and licensing of alternative investment funds, professional investor funds and open-end and closed-end funds. The team is also adept at handling EU regulatory issues and passporting UCITS funds in or out of Malta.

Responsables de la pratique:

Katya Tua

Principaux clients

Pamplona PE Investment Malta Limited (Investment Manager Licensed by the MFSA as AIFM)

Woodman Funds SICAV plc

Lombard Capital Asset Management Ltd

ACL Fund SICAV plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised an Alternative Investment Fund Manager licensed in Malta on regulatory matters.
  • Assisted a fund with changing a licence from an Alternative Investment Fund to a Maltese Professional Investor Fund, as well as advising on the NPIF regime.
  • Assisted a MifID entity with updating its MiFID licence for the purpose of trading derivatives.

Deguara Farrugia Advocates

Deguara Farrugia Advocates is best known for assisting with the setting up of funds, investment services companies, and fintech entities seeking authorisation for operating within the virtual financial assets space. The practice is jointly led by Jean Farrugia and Johan Farrugia; the duo are ably supported by senior associate Alejandro Borg.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Farrugia; Johan Farrugia

Autres avocats clés:

Alejandro Borg

Les références

‘DFA is characterized by professionalism and know-how. In addition to the comprehensive specialist knowledge and good networking in the market, the employees know how to establish practical relevance and thus achieve quick and good results.’

‘Jean Farrugia who, as an expert and practitioner, always has a good solution ready. In him you have a partner and friend.’

‘As a young lawyer, Alejandro Borg quickly recognized the needs of an investment company and is increasingly able to implement the theory and regulatory requirements as part of the team.’

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates' practice assists a client roster of start-ups, funds, financial institutions and fintech companies with licensing, regulatory and operational matters pertaining to investment funds. Andrew Zammit and Kurt Hyzler jointly head up the department, which is also noted for its strength in transactional matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Zammit; Kurt Hyzler

Principaux clients

Capaneo Investments Sicav plc

Jacaranda Special Situations Sicav plc

Vista Fund Sicav plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Capaneo Investments Sicav plc on ongoing regulatory requirements.
  • Advised Jacaranda Special Situations Sicav plc on regulatory matters, including the acquisition of target entities.
  • Acting as counsel to Vista Fund Sicav plc relating to ongoing regulatory matters.