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FinTech Guide 2023
Malta FinTech Legal
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Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by WH Partners

WH Partners is a Malta-headquartered leading business law firm with a strong focus on advising businesses fuelling the digital economy, including in the areas of digital financial services and fintech, software and digital asset creation, digital entertainment, gaming & gambling, information security and privacy.

Languages: English, Maltese, Italian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Practice Areas:

Anti-Money Laundering

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Capital Markets

Commercial

Corporate

Data Protection

Employment

Financial Services

Fintech

Gaming & Gambling

ICT, IP

Insolvency & Restructuring

M&A

Private Client

Real Estate

Tax


Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies:
Recent work includes:
■Advising blockchain space start-ups on legal, corporate and regulatory issues when setting up their business■Advising over 25 clients on their ICOs■Advising cryptocurrency exchanges and intermediaries to relocate to Malta and comply with the new Maltese regulatory requirements■Advising financial institutions on the adoption of policies on servicing blockchain space start-ups■Advising on the tax treatment of funds from ICOs and trading cryptocurrencies

■Advising on the licensing and operation of a MIFID II-compliant Multilateral Trading Facility targeting non-complex equity and debt securities

■Advising a number of clients in obtaining EMI and PSP licensees in Malta and providing ongoing advice and assistance


Contact Person: Joseph F. Borg, Partner (E: [email protected])

Chambers Review

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FinTech Legal - Malta
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Band 2
What the team is known for

WH Partners has a particularly strong technology practice. Its lawyers handle regulatory issues concerning virtual financial assets and often advise clients on blockchain, data protection, cybersecurity and tax matters.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Metaverse Architects, a Malta-incorporated startup company focusing on 3D modelling and game development for the metaverse projects Decentraland, the Sandbox and other metaverse worlds, on an investment by Metaverse Group, which operates tokens.com. The investment gave Metaverse Architects a pre-money valuation of USD5 million.

Notable Practitioners

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Joseph Borg
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Joseph Borg
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Joseph Borg has significant expertise in the legal issues surrounding cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICOs. He has additional capability in IP matters as well as being an expert in gaming law.

"Joe is quite simply one of the brightest in the field."

"He is so well versed in this market and practice area. He is very personable. He is not just a lawyer but almost a partner to me - he is very committed to his clients. He is always available and very responsive. He looks to build a longstanding relationship with his clients."

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Members

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Gaby Zammit

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Joseph Borg

Head of Department

Kelly Fenech

Olga Finkel

Ramona Azzopardi