GANADO Advocates is the largest law firm in Malta and is widely recognized as one of the leading business and commercial law practices.
The firm’s primary areas of expertise include:
Banking and Finance: The firm’s financial services teams draw on their multidisciplinary expertise in the legal and regulatory aspects of banking, investment services, insurance and pensions. They are supported by specialist teams focused on corporate governance and regulatory aspects of licensed entities.
Corporate: The firm’s corporate law practice encompasses the full range of corporate legal services, including the registration of companies and branches, company re-domiciliation, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, privatizations and local investment projects, capital markets, initial public offerings and corporate finance. It also provides general corporate administration and company secretary services.
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.
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, employment licenses as well as the international migration of workers.
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 and other maritime disputes, as well as other largely international work, such as international arbitration.
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, having been engaged to develop and draft the recently enacted Aircraft Registration Act 2010. The firm regularly advises aircraft financiers as well as aircraft owners, lessors and operators.
Tax: The firm’s tax group comprises a multi-disciplinary team of legal and tax specialists engaged in predominantly international transactions. It is regularly involved in the tax-driven transactions structured by or referred to the firm itself.
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.