GANADO Advocates
Member firm for Malta

Firm Overview

GANADO Advocates is a leading full service business law firm based in Malta, widely recognized for its business and commercial law practices.

Areas of Practice

Financial Services and Regulation The firm holds multidisciplinary expertise in the legal and regulatory aspects of banking, insurance and reinsurance, investment management, retail and non-retail funds, investment firms and pension funds.

Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets The firm regularly advises on major corporate and capital markets transactions in Malta, for the benefit of international corporate groups and private equity firms. The practice provides the full range of corporate legal services, having long standing experience in assisting foreign clients in establishing local presence across all sectors of commercial activity. The firm has also established a Corporate Services and Governance team with particular focus on supporting the boards of both regulated and non-regulated businesses.

Maritime and Aviation Ship registration, ship finance and admiralty law are at the heart of the firm’s maritime law practice. The firm was a pioneer in this field and its specialist maritime lawyers hold the industry leading expertise to provide dependable support and advice, making the firm among the 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 Dispute Resolution Prominent in commercial and civil litigation, the firm has represented clients in some of the largest and most complex commercial and maritime litigations in Malta.. This includes arrests and judicial sales of vessels, insurance claims, hedge fund litigation, corporate disputes and insolvency, salvage and other maritime disputes, and international arbitration.

Tax The firm’s tax group comprises a multidisciplinary team of legal and tax specialists who advise corporate and individual clients on all aspects of Maltese tax legislation. The team assists international clients and their advisors in optimising tax efficiency for cross-border structures utilising Malta’s various tax benefits.

Trusts and Foundations The firm is regularly involved in structuring and providing general legal advice on trusts and foundations, and is also responsible for providing ongoing assistance to various Maltese based (local and international) trustees, administrators of foundations and other fiduciaries on regulatory aspects of their fiduciary activities.

Labor and Employment The 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 advises a wide variety of clients on both regulatory and commercial issues, including drafting and negotiating of power purchase agreements, providing assistance with public procurement, implementing EU Directives into local law, and advising on ship sourced pollution issues.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property The practice advises clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues in the technology, media and entertainment space. Services include the registration of trademarks, advice on intellectual property related agreements, and representing clients in intellectual property infringement cases.