Partner: Michael Psaila
Number of partners in the firm: 12
Number of associates in the firm: 34
Languages: English, French, Italian, Maltese, Spanish
The firm 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 its diverse specialist resources and expertise in the most efficient manner. Mamo TCV is the legal 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, and has an extensive foreign client base. It is also the preferred correspondent in Malta for various leading law firms based in Europe, the US, Middle East and Far East and North Africa, Canada and Russia.
Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation, Registration & Finance
Banking & Finance
Company Formation & Administration, SPVs, Trusts, Tax
Company Law, M&A, Re-Domiciliation, Insolvency
Employment & Labour
Immigration & Citizenship, Individual Investor
Mergers & Acquisitions
Planning & Environment
Programme, Family Offices
Insurance, RSPV, Captives, PCC & ICC
Investment Services IP, Trade Mark, Patent Registration & Copyright
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Procurement & State Aid
Property & Construction
Shipping & Yachting, Registration, Finance
Telecoms, Media & Technology
Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises local and foreign clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. The services offered comprise, 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, re-domiciliation and insolvency procedures. The firm also assists various companies whose securities are listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.
Banking & Finance:
The firm 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, assists with closing and execution of documents and provides legal opinions on all aspects of financing transactions. The firm also assists with the enforcement of security.
The financial services department advises and assists local and foreign clients operating in the financial services sector. Services offered in this practice area 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 with respect to 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.
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 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 firm advises and represents 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. The department also deals with competition law issues relating to mergers and joint ventures and handles merger notifications.
Employment & Labour:
The firm advises 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. 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 Programs and highly qualified individuals programmes for high net worth individuals.
Residence and Citizenship:
The firm 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 assist with the application for work and residence permits for non-resident employees of companies operating in or from Malta.
The Fintech department provides a wide range of services such as: Regulatory advice and assistance on the setup and authorization of crypto 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 crypto exchanges, ICOs and other distributed ledger technology arrangements, anti-money laundering compliance, contract drafting for acquisition of virtual tokens and drafting of T&Cs and related agreements, drafting of privacy policies and general data protection compliance, and EU-wide management and consolidation of intellectual property portfolios