Stephen is a senior partner at GANADO Advocates and heads the firm’s Corporate Finance and Tax practice, having advised international clients in respect of Maltese corporate law and tax aspects in a wide range of transactions for more than 25 years. His clients include various internationally-listed corporate groups, privately-held corporate entities, financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, and high net worth individuals. He is regularly instructed by international law firms to be the lead GANADO Advocates’ partner on major cross-border corporate and tax-driven transactions including mergers, takeovers, re-organisation of companies, and joint ventures. Stephen has contributed directly in drafting various amendments to Malta’s tax laws over the years, including tax rules applicable to companies, yacht and aircraft finance leases, securitisation vehicles, trusts, and foundations. Stephen is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences and is also a lecturer and examiner on trust law at the University of Malta.