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Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal

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Managing Partners: Dr Tonio Fenech, Dr Christian Farrugia
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: Dutch, English, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Swedish

Firm Overview:
Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal is a full-service law firm and its core areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law, financial services law and practice, maritime and aviation law, trusts and foundations, estate planning and private clients work. The firm’s ethos emphasises the importance of developing innovative approaches to applying the law in order to compliment the ever-changing needs of its clientele. The firm has also developed a multidisciplinary platform of professional services in collaboration with other centers of expertise. These services include a combined expertise in accounting, corporate services, taxation, fiduciary and trust and business advisory services in particular sectors of the economy, as well as the law practice—all in one organisation.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate
Immigration & Relocation
Energy & Resources
Intellectual Property
IT, Telecommunications and Media
Remote Gaming & Regulation
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Film & Audiovisual Industry
Financial Services
Capital Markets Regulation
Trust & Foundations
Investment Fund Services
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Maritime & Shipping
Private Clients
Regulatory Compliance
Tax Consultancy

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm has accumulated vast experience in most areas of corporate and commercial law and has been involved in projects and disputes that cover a wide spectrum of issues, complex transactions as well as forms of organisation.
Contact: Christian Farrugia
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
FFF Legal has handled and managed complex international corporate acquisitions and mergers. Besides managing due diligence processes and drafting of all relevant documentation, the firm has regularly handled all relevant procedural and regulatory issues, competition law issues as well as tax optimisation and planning.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

FFF Legal assists clients on all general and strategic aspects of employment issues, negotiating and drafting employment agreements and policies. The firm also represents clients in employment related disputes before the Industrial Tribunal and other competent forums.
Contact: Katia Mercieca
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm has extensive experience in advising clients in large real estate development projects involving both local and foreign clients in the purchase, sale and letting of immovable residential and commercial property in Malta.
Contact: Damien DeGiorgio
Email: [email protected]

Immigration & Relocation:
FFF Legal offers a full range of services under relevant tax residence programmes and incentive schemes to private individuals and their families seeking to relocate to and/or work in Malta.
Contact: Christian Farrugia
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
FFF Legal advises and represents clients on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark registration and renewal.
Contact: Christian Farrugia
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Resources:
The firm regularly advises operators in the energy and alternative energy industries on regulatory and legal issues.
Contact: Damien DeGiorgio
Email: [email protected]

IT, Telecommunications and Media:
FFF Legal has developed a specialised unit which assists clients in various aspects of information technology law, electronic communications and media, including regulatory matters. The unit also assists clients in matters involving GDPR and privacy issues.
Contact: Theresienne Mifsud
Email: [email protected]

Remote Gaming & Regulation:
The firm has established a dedicated multi-disciplinary unit that assists clients with setting up remote gaming operations in Malta by providing a full range of initial and other ongoing legal and support services.
Contact: Christian Farrugia
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
The firm regularly handles all aspects, from managing the licensing of credit institutions and other financial services entities, to assisting in the legal aspects of their operations. FFF Legal regularly advises on compliance, prevention of money laundering and related issues. The firm is also particularly active in the field of asset finance and is regularly requested to provide legal opinions to credit institutions that finance Maltese ships and aircraft.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients, Trust & Foundations:
The firm assists private clients with their international estate and succession planning requirements, including the design and development of trusts, foundation and other fiduciary structures in Malta and abroad. The firm has substantial experience in the use of trusts in commercial transactions, including securitisation and similar structures. FFF Legal also regularly advises on international immigration, residence and economic citizenship programmes.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets Regulation:
The firm has worked and advised on bond issues, IPOs, takeovers and acquisitions. FFF Legal was also involved in the first ever mandatory take-over bid by a major international insurance company of the largest insurance company in Malta. Moreover, FFF Legal also regularly advises on international immigration, residence and dispute resolution: the firm’s litigation department regularly handles contentious issues in the Maltese courts and the Malta Arbitration Centre, in representation of local and international clients alike.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s litigation department regularly handles contentious issues in the Maltese courts and the Malta Arbitration Centre, in representation of local and international clients alike.
Contact: Katia Mercieca
Email: [email protected]

Investment Funds:
The firm has established a specialised multi-disciplinary unit that assists clients in interfacing with the authorities involved in the licensing and regulation of investment funds. The firm also regularly advises collective investment schemes on the proper interpretation of offering memoranda as well as regulatory and compliance matters.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

Maritime & Aviation:
The firm has vast experience and expertise in both areas and regularly assists in all aspects of maritime and aviation law. The firm has a dedicated unit for ship and aircraft registration and is an accredited user of the International Register of Aircraft established in Ireland, pursuant to ratification by Malta of the Cape Town Convention.
Contact: Tonio Fenech
Email: [email protected]

Regulatory Compliance:
The firm offers specialised representational support and legal advice in the field of AML/CFT and financial crime compliance. Complementary operational and technical support, internal audit and advisory services are also provided by an inter-disciplinary team of experts in the field.
Contact: Manfred Galdes
Email: [email protected]


Total 1 contributions

Corporate Governance 2020 Law and Practice in Malta

Tonio Fenech, Theresienne Mifsud, Madeleine Fenech

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 33 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Contribution to “Aviation Malta” Publication

Tonio Fenech

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Maltese Temporary Regime for UK Entities Passporting Into Malta

Christian Farrugia, Tonio Fenech, Denia Ellul

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Public Consultation: Public Service Garage Reform

Christian Farrugia, Tonio Fenech, Madeleine Fenech

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