GANADO Advocates
Member firm for Malta

Firm Overview

GANADO Advocates is the largest law firm in Malta and is widely recognized as one of the leading business and commercial law practices.

Areas of Practice

Financial Services The firm’s financial services team draws on their multidisciplinary expertise in the legal and regulatory aspects of banking, investment services, funds, insurance and pensions.

Corporate Services and Governance The firm’s corporate law practice encompasses the full range of corporate legal services, including the registration of companies and branches, company redomiciliation, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border mergers, due diligence, privatizations and local investment projects, capital markets, initial public offerings, securitizations and corporate finance. It also provides general corporate administration and company secretary services in conjunction with the corporate governance and regulatory aspects of licensed entities.

Maritime and Aviation Ship registration, ship finance and admiralty law are at the heart of the firm’s maritime law practice. The firm was an early pioneer in this field and its specialist maritime lawyers, supported by a well-resourced and experienced administrative and technical staff, makes this firm among the leading and most established in this area. The firm is a prime mover in the development of local aviation law and regularly advises aircraft financiers as well as aircraft owners, lessors and operators.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Prominent in local and international commercial and civil litigation, the firm is traditionally strong in admiralty law. This includes arrests and judicial sales of vessels, insurance claims, salvage and other maritime disputes, as well as other largely international work, such as international arbitration.

Tax The firm’s tax group comprises a multidisciplinary team of legal and tax specialists advising on international tax driven transactions.

Trusts, Foundations and Estates The firm advises trustees on all aspects of trusts law and regulatory matters and assists with the setting up of trusts and foundations and the administration of estates.

Labor and Employment The firm’s employment law practice encompasses the full range of employment services including advice given on litigious and non-litigious employment law matters, industrial relations, employment benefits and employment licenses.

Environment, Energy and Renewable Energy The firm is at the forefront of this nascent practice in Malta, having been among the first to act for public authorities and private entities in this niche market.

Intellectual Property The firm’s intellectual property practice comprises a wide variety of IP services of both a contentious and a non-contentious nature. These include the registration of trademarks, advising on intellectual property related agreements including franchising and licensing agreements and representing clients in intellectual property infringement cases.