Malta

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
WH Partners

Established in 2006, WH Partners, full service is a full-service firm based in Ta’Xbiex. The firm employs 22 lawyers, including six partners.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm specialises in work in the gaming and fintech sectors.

Perhaps the strongest firm in Malta in the gaming the sector, the firm often advises Malta based gaming and gambling companies on large financing and M&A deals.

In the fintech sector the firm has developed a strong blockchain practice and often advises clients on the establishment of fintech structures and the launch of ICOs under Maltese law.

 

Key clients

The firm has worked with international and domestic clients, such as dLocal, FalconX, The Coffee Company, Spin Master, Betsson, DraftKings, Everest Network, Paysafe Group, Consensys AG, Stars Group, Interwetten Limited, IBID Group, Flutter Entertainment, Entain and Ricston.

 

Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

During the research period the firm has been active in financial and corporate markets, including corporate and M&A deals.

In financial and corporate markets, the firm worked on corporate finance, venture capital, private acquisitions, IPO, restructuring, financing, regulatory financial services, fund raising, leveraged finance, banking, financing deals for clients connected with financial services, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, gaming, technology and telecommunications, biotech sectors. 

                                  

Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

Dlocal Group Limited €350 million financing

Lottomatica S.P.A €3.1 million private acquisition of William Hill’s

Camilleri Cassar Advocates

Camilleri Cassar Advocates was established in 2015 as a full-service law firm in Valletta. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm has vast experience in M&A, advising on cross-border corporate restructuring. The firm’s industry strengths are technology, oil and gas and regulatory bodies. 

 

Key clients 

Key clients include MedservRegis, USAmines and Altaro. 

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

 M&A 

“Worked night and day to push through the deal in a very short period of time.” 

Camilleri Preziosi

Camilleri Preziosi is a commercial law firm based in Valletta. It was founded in 1966. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm has a market-leading financial and corporate offering. 

Capital markets, banking and finance, investment funds, financial regulatory and compliance form the major pillars of the practice. 

 

Key clients 

The firm advises a mix of leading domestic and international companies and banks. 

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

 Capital markets: debt 

“The firm has specialised people in the different fields. They offer a high level of service and very good follow up.” 

 

Financial services regulatory 

“They have a wide knowledge of areas such as tax, regulatory, legal, trusts and business.” 

David Zahra & Associates Advocates

Based in Valletta and founded in 2011, David Zahra & Associates Advocates offers advice to clients across a number of practice areas. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm is increasingly sought out for its advice in corporate restructurings and M&A transactions, local and international, with a Malta element. It also provides ongoing corporate support to clients. 

Its clients operate in a wide spectrum of sectors in Malta, including retail, entertainment, hospitality, tourism, real estate and services, financial services, document management, remote gaming and image rights. 

 

Key clients 

The firm’s key clients list includes Forestals Group of Companies, C. Fino + Sons, retail groups in Malta, Eden Leisure Group, Quicklets and Zanzi Homes and Gigify.  

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

Capital markets: debt 

“Concise and correct reporting and timely and accurate performance of duties.” 

 

Restructuring 

Very professional in their work. Excellent guidance and advice.” 

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is one of Malta’s oldest law firms, with a history that starts at the end of the 19thcentury. 

  

Focusses/specialisms 

The financial and corporate area is a big priority for the firm, with landmark transactions regularly secured in several areas. 

In banking it advises both lenders and borrowers on corporate and asset finance transactions with cross-border elements. 

The firm is also active in M&A, where it supports deals, often multi-jurisdictional in nature, from start to finish. 

Its investment funds team acts for the largest fund cell platform licensed in Malta and regularly advises on cutting-edge briefs in the country. 

 

Key clients 

The firm’s key clientele features well-recognised organisations from Malta and overseas. 

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

Project finance 

“Profound knowledge and experience in local and international tax laws. Structured and pragmatic approach. Pleasant and friendly cooperation.” 

 

Restructuring 

“They are very professional and have a deep knowledge of the law. This allows us to understand the options we have and to achieve our goals.” 

Mamo TCV

Founded in 2000, Mamo TCV is located in Valletta. The firm offers advice to clients in a broad range of practice areas. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm is well recognised in the financial and corporate space, thanks to its strong international practice and active participation in all areas of commercial law. 

It has a dedicated banking, finance and capital markets team, which advises numerous international and local clients. 

Its corporate team is equally active and well recognised, thanks to its long-established body of work on landmark transactions. 

The firm’s investment services and funds team has experience in the structuring and licensing of open- and closed-ended funds, as well as alternative investment funds and professional investor funds. 

 

Key clients 

The firm’s key clientele include Brait, Bain Capital, MAPFRE MMSV Life, Steward Healthcare, Ponte Ferries, Gozo Fast Ferries, Central Bank of Malta, Malta Depositor Compensation Scheme, HSBC Bank Malta, GO, Hili Properties, Futura Investment Management and ACL Fund. 

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

 Banking 

“They are responsive to requests and instructions.” 

 

Bank lending 

They are knowledgeable in the field and have now gained experience in the banks legal expectations and parameters of risk that it is ready to take in such lending transactions.” 

Zammit Pace Advocates

Originally named Refalo & Zammit Pace and founded in 2005, Zammit Pace Advocates was relaunched in 2019 to focus on the firm’s main strength areas in the corporate and financial sector. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm advises clients on all practice areas, across a diverse range of industries such as financial services, private equity, hospitality, healthcare, energy, project development, transport and logistics. 

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

 Financial services regulatory 

“Highly efficient, precise, and actionable advice. Excellent delivery timelines.” 

 

Project development: infrastructure 

“Very responsive and highly competent with very good level of expertise.”