Partner: Michael Psaila
Number of partners: 13
Number of associates: 33
Languages: English, French, Italian, Maltese, Spanish
Mamo TCV Advocates is a full service law firm offering a top-tier level of legal advice in a number of practice areas. One of the firm’s main aims is to provide timely and hands-on legal advice by combining diverse specialist resources with expertise in the most efficient manner. Mamo TCV is the firm of choice for a large number of Malta’s leading corporations, banks, fund managers and wealth management groups or organisations, consortia and other institutions, including government organisations. The firm also has an extensive foreign client base and is the preferred correspondent in Malta for various leading law firms based in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Far East, North Africa, Canada and Russia.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises local and foreign clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. The services offered include: inter alia, the setting up of companies and other commercial partnerships, trust formation and administration, preparation of constitutional and corporate documents, advice and assistance in relation to corporate structures and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings of securities, dissolution and winding up, company reconstruction, redomiciliation and insolvency procedures. The firm also assists various companies whose securities are listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s banking and finance team represents and advises clients in various capacities in relation to financing transactions, such as syndicated loans, refinancing operations and structured finance transactions. The firm prepares, reviews and negotiates agreements, assisting with the closing and execution of documents and providing legal opinions on all aspects of financing transactions. The firm also assists with the enforcement of security.
Mamo TCV’s financial services department advises and assists local and foreign clients operating in the financial services sector. Services offered include setting up and advising of collective investment schemes (retail funds and professional investor/alternative investment funds), fund management companies, investment firms and financial and payment institutions, advice on legal and regulatory issues, applications for licenses or recognition and notifications to the local regulator, drafting of offering documents, preparation and submission of documentation related to passporting of credit institutions, payment institutions, investment firms and UCITS and liaising with the competent authorities.
The firm provides a wide range of advisory services to local and international (re)insurance undertakings and insurance intermediaries regarding licensing and regulatory issues, compliance, insurance contracts, redomiciliation procedures, intermediary appointment agreements, services in relation to the ILS, formation of captives, and protected or incorporated cell companies and cells.
Intellectual Property & Anti Counterfeiting:
The firm acts for local and international manufacturers and distributors, licensors and licensees, franchisors and franchisees, media and telecommunications companies, broadcasters and production companies, suppliers, authors, artists and composers as well as information technology related companies. The firm’s specialist intellectual property department advises clients on all matters related to intellectual and industrial property and handles applications and registrations on behalf of clients. In addition, the firm represents a number of its clients in prosecuting anti-counterfeiting actions that are taken against counterfeit or pirated goods.
Shipping & Aviation:
The firm’s shipping practice caters for all shipping related legal activities ranging from registration of ships and yachts, asset finance, corporate and tax structuring and litigation. The aviation team sees to all legal matters relating to the aviation business whether these relate to setting up aircraft operations in Malta, asset financing, leasing, aircraft repossession on behalf of lessors and litigation.
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
The litigation department of the firm services the litigation requirements of numerous clients, both local and overseas, and is fully equipped to assist clients when recourse to the civil courts and administrative tribunals, or alternative dispute resolution, is required. The areas of practice in the litigation sphere include general commercial disputes, insurance, immovable property, debt collection, employment, planning law, public procurement, shipping, aviation and repossession claims, competition matters and the enforcement of foreign judgments in Malta.
The firm’s competition law department advises and rep- resents clients with respect to investigations made by, and complaints made to, the Office for Competition as well as proceedings before the Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal and the civil courts. It provides advice on competition law issues which may arise in agreements and with respect to conduct by a dominant undertaking. The department also deals with competition law issues relating to mergers and joint ventures and handles merger notifications.
Employment & Labour:
The firm provides the following services; advice on all aspects of employment law including conditions of employment, unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment, transfers of business, and redundancies; drafting and reviewing of individual employment contracts, collective agreements, and settlement agreements.
Real Estate & Development:
The firm offers its services to clients in real estate projects and developments of various types, including residential, leisure, office, retail, and tourism, in relation to a wide range of issues. These include drafting of documentation on acquisition and disposal of immovable property and condominium regulation, on commercial lease agreements for office blocks, retail centers and other commercial properties, project finance, banking, and tax.
Estate Planning, Trusts & Foundations:
The firm assists clients in the setting up of trusts, foundations and in providing ongoing advice to trustees, foundations and other fiduciaries with substantive law requirements, as well as with various regulatory matters.
Wealth Management/High Networth Individuals/Tax Planning:
The firm advises clients and high net worth individuals on various aspects of wealth management, residence schemes and family office set up and administration, special tax status for high net worth individuals. The firm assists clients in processing applications with the Maltese revenue authorities to attain tax residence through the Global Residence Programmes and highly qualified individuals programmes for high net worth individuals.
Residence & Citizenship:
The firm has a dedicated department that provides advice on the various programmes and incentives set up by the Maltese Government to attract high net worth individuals to take up residence in Malta or to become citizens of Malta. This department also assists with the application for work and residence permits for non-resident employees of companies that are from or are operating in Malta.
The fintech team at Mamo TCV is comprised of seasoned experts stemming from a variety of legal backgrounds including finance, technology and corporate law.
Services in this field include:
■ Regulatory advice and assistance on the setup and authorisation of cryptocurrency exchanges
■ Regulatory advice and assistance on the setup of ICOs and other Blockchain arrangements, including innovative technology arrangements
■ Reviewing of White Papers, corporate and tax advice and assistance relevant to the setup of cryptocurrency exchanges, ICOs and other distributed ledger technology arrangements
■ Anti-money laundering compliance
■ Contract drafting for acquisition of virtual tokens and drafting of terms and conditions and related agreements
■ Drafting of privacy policies and general data protection compliance
■ EU-wide management and consolidation of intellectual property portfolios