We are one of Malta’s top-tier law firms, with significant depth and expertise across a broad range of practice areas. As an integrated corporate and commercial legal practice, we pride ourselves on our service delivery. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients as we provide them with the expert advice and legal insight.
With a team of over fifty lawyers and professionals from other disciplines, we are confident of our ability to continuously act as a point of reference for our clients.
Over the years we have built strong relationships with our clients and we remain committed to supporting them at all times as they face complex business and legal issues as well as they try to adapt to changing markets and regulatory landscapes.
Our broad areas of expertise, client relationships, sector-specific knowledge & expertise and the quality of our people make us a unique proposition to clients.
For the past years has been top ranked by Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Martindale-Hubell, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.
A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what we provide to each and every one of our clients. We have assisted clients on complex transactions and have become the preferred correspondents in Malta for some of Europe’s largest legal firms and we are highly connected to a global network of lawyers giving us access to global expertise.
The world continues to change at a fast pace. Whether change brings about new opportunities, additional risk or even challenges, the team at is always ready to support and guide you along the process.
We have become the preferred correspondents in Malta for various, leading law firms based in Europe, particularly those operating out of the UK. We operate overseas through an international network of lawyers to cover a broad range of legal areas.
Malta is well on its way to becoming a main player in Europe’s aircraft management and registration industry. The sector has blossomed thanks to Malta’s attractive legislative framework and fiscal incentives. Attracting world leading companies in aircraft leasing and operators of commercial and luxury private aircraft, Malta is fast becoming a regional hub of international repute. In fact, aviation is today one of the fastest growing industries and the government sees significant potential for further growth.
If you’re into aviation, speak to us.
Our dedicated Aviation Team within has amassed considerable experience in all aspects of aviation law. Our firm has supported international clients in aircraft registration, leasing, purchase, operation and litigation relating to aviation law.
Malta is today a fast-growing global financial centre of international repute. Backed by EU-compliant legislation, a competitive business environment, access to key markets and a talented pool of human resources, Malta is attracting some of the largest operators in the industry to base their operations on the island. Today, the country is becoming a European domicile of choice in banking, insurance, retirement schemes and other financial services.
If you’re into banking and finance, speak to us.
is regarded as having one of Malta’s foremost banking and finance practices. Working hand-in-hand with a number of major local and international stakeholders, we have advised on a number of briefs, which include:
• Licensing of credit, e-money and financial institutions;
• Exchange control and payment services;
• Regulatory and AML Compliance
• Financial markets
• Syndicated finance transactions;
• Debt Restructuring
Capital markets have become more interconnected, complex and dynamic than ever before. Local and foreign firms are always trying to find new and innovative methods of raising capital and the Malta Stock Exchange is a particularly active player. In fact, apart from local listings, the Exchange is actively looking at becoming a specialist listing venue for small and medium cap companies from both inside and outside the EU.
If you’re interested in raising capital, speak to us.
Our team that works on a plethora of capital markets transactions, and we regularly advise clients on all applicable regulatory and supervisory requirements. We have considerable experience on the rules on the admissibility to listing on a regulated market, regulatory requirements and the rules on the admissibility to listing.
Competition laws and regulations on a European and global level are increasingly influencing critical business strategies. Companies require comprehensive advice on competition law that guides their business strategy.
If you require advice on competition law, speak to us.
Our team at Mamo TCV has built up knowledge and experience in various aspects of competition law including competition investigations and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, public procurement and competitive tendering. Our team takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to competition law matters taking into account commercial, administrative, human rights and constitutional law together with competition law. We have been involved in some of the most prominent competition cases in Malta as well as supporting leading organisations in Malta and beyond throughout M&A transactions.
Malta has become a hotspot for international businesses which have opted to set-up or move their corporate structures here. By introducing a strong regulatory framework as well as a competitive and transparent fiscal and taxation regime approved by both the EU and OECD, Malta has propelled itself as one of the most attractive European jurisdictions for new corporate structures and re-domiciliation. In addition, Malta offers a wide range of corporate vehicles such as companies, limited partnerships, SPVs, European company (societas europaea or SE), trusts and foundations. These vehicles have been designed to provide asset planners with a certain level of security and provide the necessary structures for the setting up of even the most complex of business models.
If you’re interested in knowing more about what Malta offers, speak to us.
Our in-house corporate and commercial law team has extensive experience of advising on domestic and international transactions. In fact, along the years, we have been retained by a number of clients (listed and unlisted), including private and institutional investors, financial institutions, governments and public authorities, on a wide range of matters such as mergers and acquisitions, re-domiciliations, company formation, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, issues of debt and equity, corporate restructuring, division and liquidations and related cross-border transactions. In providing a complete and detailed advice to our clients, we also work in synergy with the other in-house units when it comes across legal issues such as employment, litigation and intellectual property.
Any company’s workforce is its most important asset. Managing employees in today’s globalised corporate environment is complex. With an international workforce becomes a reality for many organisations, businesses require deep knowledge of employment laws, legal requirements and compliance.
If you require insights on employment matters, speak to us.
has built significant experience on employment matters advising local and international clients on employee relationships. We thrive on ensuring that human relationships are safeguarded and try to minimize employment litigation. However, if the need arises, we do that too.
The energy & resources sector has become a dynamic and evolving sector opening up new business opportunities. The renewable energy revolution, the liberalisation of fuel industries as well as international opportunities in waste trading and other resources continue to require specialist advice.
If you’re interested in energy & resource projects, speak to us.
Our team of professionals have worked hand-in-hand with private entities in the energy field. We have formed consortia, raised capital, dealt with planning permissions and regulatory compliance.
Malta offers a number of legal instruments to support clients in wealth management and estate planning. Malta has an exceedingly robust trust law system and is one of the few Civil Law jurisdictions that has a legislative framework on foundations. The legislation allows for several types of trusts and foundations and together with various additional benefits Malta has to offer, such as attractive residency and taxation structures, Malta is fast establishing itself as a key jurisdiction for estate planning.
If you’re looking for wealth management and estate planning, speak to us.
Our team at regularly provides professional and tailor-made assistance in the setting up, structuring and management of trusts and foundations in Malta. We deliver an efficient and specialised service, recognising the needs and requirements of both international and national oriented transactions. Our business is to safeguard your assets and to facilitate their transfer to third parties by minimising risk and exposure, whether for commercial transactions or personal requirements. We guarantee full confidentiality in our approach and are able to offer specialist advice as part of an overall wealth management strategy.
Think gaming, think Malta. Over the past few years, Malta has established itself as a global hub for gaming companies. The island was one of the first European states to introduce eGaming-specific regulations and is now widely regarded as the most prestigious European tier-1 jurisdiction for gaming operations. It has built its reputation on a robust legislative and regulatory framework, services and technology infrastructure and today hosts many of the world’s leading players.
If you’re looking for advice on e-gaming, speak to us.
is well versed on the sector and legal challenges it faces. We advise some of the largest players on the island and have guided numerous clients through the licensing process. Our expertise is guaranteed.
As Malta continues to attract talent from all over the world, individuals and companies require expert advice on managing the immigration process. Also, Malta is one of the few countries that offers a robust residency and citizenship by investment programme. Recognised by the European Union, Malta’s citizenship and residency programmes offer an attractive package to high net-worth families seeking European citizenship. With VISA-free travel, full European citizen rights, favourable taxation and an enviable climate & way of life, the Maltese programmes are currently one of the best schemes in the world.
If you’re looking for guidance on citizenship or residency, speak to us.
At we are specialised in offering a fully comprehensive service and our team is able to guide you throughout the application process.
Malta’s insurance and reinsurance sector continues to grow and attract major foreign players to its shores. Underpinned by a robust regulatory framework, a forward-looking, modern and approachable regulator, and an attractive business and working environment, the local (re)insurance sector continues to grow at a fast rate and today includes captives, direct underwriters, reinsurers, brokers, and insurance managers. These players have assumed a number of corporate forms ranging from stand-alone limited liability companies, to protected or incorporated cell companies or cells thereof, and European companies (SE). The recent introduction of specific legislation has also led to the creation of reinsurance special purpose vehicles (RSPVs).
In addition, since Malta is a full member of the European Union, (re)insurance companies based in Malta can benefit from the EU passporting regime which gives them the ability to carry on their business into other EU member states from Malta. This is of particular advantage to multinational group of companies looking to establish a presence in Malta with a view to penetrating the EU market to underwrite the group’s risks or third party risks.
Indeed, Malta has become a mature and competitive international (re)insurance market with a total gross written premium income always on the increase.
Mamo TCV continues to be one of the front-runners in this sector. We regularly assist clients in setting-up reinsurance and insurance corporate structures in Malta. We also provide various legal services with respect to the day-to-day operations of the local structure. We are also very active on the domestic market and provide regular advice on corporate and compliance issues.
Here’s what we can do for you:
How can protect your intellectual property, namely your trademarks and other signs used in the course of trade, your industrial designs, your inventions and your works which may be eligible for copyright protection (such as works of literature, photos, designs, music and films)? is regarded as one of the pre-eminent legal firms in intellectual property law with an established specialist intellectual property department. 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.
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The areas of expertise in this field include:
Trademark availability clearance work (inclusive of the provision of a legal opinion covering points such as the inherent registrability of a proposed mark and the results of identical / similarity searches carried out on the relevant trademark registers)
Trademark application filings and prosecution work (national and European Union trademarks)
Industrial design application filings and prosecution work (national and Community Designs)
Patent equivalent and status searches on the national patent register and supplementary protection certificate (SPC) register
European Patent validations in Malta
Patent annuity services
Copyright (transactional work and legal advice)
Distributorship, licensing and franchising
Competition law issues related to intellectual property
Tax and intellectual property
Litigation in matters concerning intellectual property rights
How will you safeguard your business against counterfeiting and piracy, especially when infringing goods are about to be imported into Malta or will be passing in transit (or as a transhipment) via Malta?
There exists specific IP legislation that regulates the above scenario. This legislation has as its object the withholding of the release of goods by the Comptroller of Customs where it is claimed that the same may infringe the intellectual property rights of another party. This law specifically prohibits the importation into Malta, and the exportation or re-exportation from Malta, the release for free circulation, temporary importation, placing in a free zone or free warehouse of goods in contravention of intellectual property rights.
In such cases, is reputed to be amongst the very leading law-firms in Malta which has a proven track record of taking the largest number of legal proceedings (and ancillary measures) on behalf of right holders (we represent some of the world’s most famous brands across all sectors of industry – see below) in order to protect and safeguard their interests against the consequences of importation (even if temporary) of any such goods in or via the Maltese territory. We have successfully prosecuted hundreds of civil actions taken against such importers or in respect of infringing shipments on behalf of our clients leading to the destruction of several million counterfeit or pirated goods. Whenever possible, we have also obtained out-of-court settlements on behalf of our clients.
Our firm is presently engaged by several multinational companies for the protection of their brands including companies in the sports- and fashion-wear sectors, large tobacco companies, satellite broadcasting organisations, world-famous soccer clubs, computer apparatus and printer-ink manufacturing corporations, children’s products and playthings including card games, and large IT and software companies (mostly US-based).
Malta's development as an international financial services domicile has been spearheaded by strong growth in the investment funds sector. Malta is an attractive jurisdiction for both funds and investment services licence holders.
If you're looking for advice on setting up funds in Malta, speak to us.
has experience in the structuring and licensing of retail open-ended and closed-ended funds, as well as alternative investment funds and professional investor funds. We have advised clients on different structures which include multi-fund and multi-class funds, funds of funds, tracker funds and master/feeder structure. We have also provided assistance on the development of alternative investment policies and strategies and investment in less traditional, alternative and complex asset classes.
Related Practice Areas: Foundations, Estate Planning & Family Office
Here's what we can do for you:
Legal assistance in the incorporation and licensing of collective investment schemes as well as investment services licence holders
Drafting and review of offering documents and supplements, together with any amendments thereto, constitutional documents and all agreements with service providers;
The provision of legal advice on different aspects of Maltese financial services legislation and local implementation of Community law, licensing and regulatory requirements;
Main point of contact with the Malta Financial Services Authority;
Acting as a company secretary for investment companies incorporated in Malta;
Assistance with the redomiciliation of funds; and
Assistance with the passporting of UCITS funds and alternative investment fund managers.
Legal challenges are bound to happen. As companies work in a more globalized and multi-national environment, these legal challenges tend to become more complex and cross-border too. Clients require legal teams that are conversant in dispute resolution, be it by litigation or arbitration.
If you’re looking for dispute resolution services, speak to us.
has built a unique track-record of succeeding for our clients in the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration cases. Our lawyers always try to avoid litigation but when it becomes unavoidable, we focus on the commercial objectives of clients always assessing legal and reputational risks.
In today’s competitive and fast-paced business environment, mergers & acquisitions are main drivers of business growth. Companies are built, bought and sold. Companies wanting to vertically-integrate or diversify, use M&As to achieve their business objectives. However, business is not just about growth but unfortunately cases of insolvency also happen and businesses need to be protected.
If you’re looking for expert advice, speak to us.
The corporate team at have been behind some of the country’s main M&A transactions. We advised clients on procedures and merger control regulations. Our team is proud to have handled most privatisations that have taken place in Malta. We have also ramped up experience in dealing with insolvency advising clients on the procedure as well as protecting the directors in the face of insolvency.
As a small island state, planning laws and the environment take on great importance in Malta. New regulations greatly effect investment opportunities in real estate. Planning law looks into redevelopment and change of use in existing buildings and property developers and owners require expert advice before embarking on major projects.
If you’re looking for knowledge on planning laws, speak to us.
has established a strong reputation in this field. Our team keeps abreast of all local developments in planning law and is aware of all the latest policy and design guidelines issued by the authorities.
Authorities and bidders encounter a host of regulations governing the conduct of procurement and the performance of contracts. Public procurement is governed by EU law and both procurers and suppliers need to be guided through these regulations. State-aid is also an area that has received a lot of attention lately.
If you’re looking for advice on procurement or state-aid, speak to us.
is a leading legal firm in the areas of public procurement and state aid. We have been involved in the drafting and review of tender documents and have advised government entities in the conduct of award procedures for several public contracts and concessions, including a public-private partnership. We have also assisted clients in their tender preparation and formation of joint ventures and consortia. Our firm is also a contributor to the journal ‘International Public Procurement.’
Here’s what we can do for you:
Drafting and reviewing of tender documents
Advising clients on the conduct of award procedures
Advising clients on tender specification and submission
Advising clients on state aid issues stemming from the disposal of government-owned assets or privatisation
Advising clients on the outcomes of unlawful state aid and aiding recovery proceedings
Advising the recipients of alleged state aid in court cases
The expansion of the island’s role as an international business hub has stimulated real estate demand, most notably in the upmarket residential and office space segments. Also, the launch of the various residency and citizenship by investment schemes continue to drive the demand for luxury housing. Real estate projects are always complex as they involve multiple transactions including acquisition, financing, construction and eventual sale and/or leasing.
If you need expert advice in real estate matters, speak to us.
is considered a leader in the real estate & construction advisory segment. We have advised most of the largest construction projects and played a key role in negotiating agreements, obtaining project financing and getting all necessary clearances and permits. We continue to advise international clients on their acquisition of real estate in Malta.
Given its unique location, Malta has a centuries-old maritime tradition. Malta has today become the flagship register of Europe’s merchant vessels and is rapidly becoming a key regional hub in anything that is maritime related. The island is highly regarded as a globally respected centre that provides a full suite of support services to ship owners and operators. Malta is also offering attractive fiscal packages in the yachting sector. Over the past years the Maltese ship register has also seen a very significant increase in the registration of super yacht tonnage.
If you’re into maritime affairs, speak to us.
is deeply rooted in the maritime sector. We have the in-house capacity to offer services in all aspects of shipping and yachting-related work including ship finance, registration, litigation and admiralty. We have also been involved in the registration of some of the world’s most prestigious yachts.
The Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector moves quickly. The global information age is fast-paced and companies need timely advice to adapt quickly. Developments in IT and telecommunications give rise to new legal challenges and products such as cloud computing and social media platforms are all breaking legal ground.
If you’re looking for specialist advice, speak to us.
has built a reputation for being Malta’s specialist firm in the TMT sector. Our trained lawyers know the laws, the business and the industry. We offer legally sound yet practical advice. Over the years, we have been providing clients with expert legal and regulatory advice on the full range of non-contentious and contentious national and international telecommunications, privacy, media and technology issues.
Long popular as a safe tourist destination, Malta offers the discerning visitor a unique mix of history, architecture, sea and culture. Malta is today considered one of the region’s tourism hotspots as it continues to reposition its tourism sector. Numerous local and international operators continue to depend on the tourism sector which is an important economic pillar for Malta.
If you operate in the tourism sector, speak to us.
has gained in-depth knowledge of the tourism industry. We know the industry, legal challenges and practical solutions. We have assisted clients on a number of issues including corporate, licensing, banking, tax law, employment and so many other areas. Moreover, we have also been lead advisors to several international hotel and travel groups on cross-border acquisitions and development of hotels and complexes in Malta.