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Refalo Advocates

General Business Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 3MaltaEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Refalo Advocates is an established firm with notable experience handling commercial dispute resolution issues. The team also represents clients in procurement litigation, financial disputes, and insolvency and debt recovery proceedings. In addition to the firm's work on contentious matters, team members assist clients with corporate governance and restructuring matters and venture financing, as well as mandates involving employment, real estate and data protection. The firm has several clients from the hospitality and aquaculture sectors.

Strengths

An interviewee reports that "the team is responsive and understands very well the client's needs."

Work highlights

Represented BNP Paribas in a damages claim brought by Vertical Group holdings and its chair.

Notable practitioners

Ian Refalo has experience representing clients in financial sector disputes and debt recovery proceedings. A client reports that his "extensive expertise positions him very well to understand what is required of a situation and how to obtain end results efficiently and effectively."

An interviewee reports that John Refalo is "an asset to have on your side," and underlines that he is "both very good in the drafting of the briefs and very efficient in the courtroom. He is also very approachable and easy to work with." John Refalo advises clients on shareholder disputes, as well as representing them in financial sector litigation and insolvency proceedings.

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Overview

The Department advises on and assists with the day-to-day business requirements of several high-profile businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. It also assists foreign entities with business interests in Malta and/or interested in establishing themselves in Malta. We advise and assist clients active in construction, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, aquaculture and fisheries, retail, supermarkets as well as regulated businesses. We are especially known for advising on real estate, dispute resolution and other corporate structuring requirements. In addition, we also have a strong administrative law and human rights law practice which helps us to assist businesses in licensing matters and dealing with local authorities.


Members

Refalo, John (Head of Department)

Bezzina, Sarah

Coria, Fabio

Farrugia, Maris

Farrugia, Rossana

Galea Testaferrata, Rose

Grech, Jacqueline

Grech, Sarah

Micallef, Amy

Refalo, Ian

Refalo, Mark

Scicluna, Gabrielle

Shaw, Jennifer

Clients

Aquaculture Resources Limited

BNP Paribas

Cardinal Holdings

Citadel Insurance p.l.c.

Futura Investments

Infinitely Xara Group

Ledaro Investments S.A.

STMicroelectronics (Malta) Limited

Industries

Aquaculture & Fisheries

Commercial

Construction

Corporate

Employment

Insurance

General Business Law

Refalo Advocates

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Location

61 St. Paul Street

Valletta

Malta

Malta

VLT 1212

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Malta

Dispute Resolution


Ian Refalo
Senior Statespeople
John Refalo
Band 2