Malcolm Mifsud

Malcolm Mifsud is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Malta on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Malcolm directly using the contact details listed above.

Malcolm qualified as a lawyer in 1995 and was engaged as an associate in one of Malta’s largest law firms. He branched out on his own in 1998 and participated in partnerships that developed into to Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, which he co-founded with his brother Cedric in 2007. Malcolm has a vast experience in Civil and Commercial litigation and as a result has advised on a large range of legal issues to individuals, corporate structures and public institutions, whether in Malta or abroad.

When he acted as Advocate for Legal Aid, he assisted clients in criminal trial by juries and considered to be one of the lawyers who has the widest experience in criminal trials.

Malcolm had been elected Mayor five times from 1994 to 2013 and once President of the Central Region in 2009. From when Malta joined the EU to 2013, Malcolm was a member of the Committee of Regions in Brussels and participated in a number of EU committees on a variety of subjects.

Malcolm is responsible for and regularly advises in civil, corporate and commercial law and in the litigation. He is the Firm’s accredited agent at Identity Malta and advises and represents client in the various immigration schemes that exist. He is a point of reference to a number of local government entities. He advises a number of major companies in Malta and sits of the board of directors of Maltese companies.

He is a shareholder and director of Aegis Corporate Services Limited, a corporate service provider, licenced by the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Malcolm Mifsud sits on the School Board of San Anton School.

Firm Overview:

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates is a multidisciplinary law firm set up in 2007, by its two founding partners, Dr. Malcolm Mifsud and his brother Dr. Cedric Mifsud. Situated in the heart of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, this law firm prides itself in having always furnished its clients with the most effective solutions which always meet and exceed their expectations.

Upholding a work-ethic based on honesty and integrity, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates aids its clients in achieving positive results expediently and efficiently, whatever the nature of the issue brought before it may be. This law firm not only caters for dispute resolution in the criminal and civil spheres, but it has also expanded its practice to a number of other sectors. The firm’s services encompass services such as family and property law, employment law, competition law, commercial litigation, debt collection services, tax advisory, shipping and aviation, EU regulatory compliance services together with financial services such as trading and holding corporate structures, amongst others. In fact, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates offers its main corporate services through its branch, Aegis Corporate Services.

The top-tier professional team at Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates guarantees practical, effective advice to its local-based clients, whilst also providing innovative solutions to cater for complex issues in its multi-jurisdictional transactions. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates values the close, meaningful and long-term relationships it has established over the years with its clients. The whole team incessantly makes sure that each client is given the personalised and specialised attention required, allowing them to truly understand and cater for each client’s individual needs. This is achieved by ensuring that each Team Member possesses an in-depth knowledge of the law as well as the analytical skills and flexibility to apply such knowledge efficiently and flawlessly in order to continuously achieve optimal results.

Denitza Dimitrova

Denitza Dimitrova is our exclusively recommended Gaming Law expert in Malta on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Denitza using the contact details above.

DD Consultus is based in Malta and it specialises in the online gaming industry, online payment processing and the related services thereto.

DD Consultus offers senior international gaming consultancy to all sectors of the gaming industry, including but not limited to, online gaming, land based Casinos and arcades, software and platform providers, and gaming machines manufacturers. Our gaming practice encompasses all aspects of gaming law, including licensing, corporate, legal and financial compliance, acquisition, mergers and development. Our consultants have previously occupied strategic posts in the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) for a number of years and with their expertise in the gaming industry, provide tailor made solutions and consultancy to our gaming clients, locally and internationally.

DD Consultus professional services also extend to the provision of services in the field of online payments and the acquisition of financial institutions and electronic money licences in Malta, as well as consultancy to online payment processors.

Veronique Dalli

Veronique Dalli is our exclusively recommended Citizenship by Investment expert in Malta on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Veronique directly using the contact details listed above.

Veronique is the founder and managing partner of Dalli Advocates a mid-sized multi-disciplinary law firm specialised in assisting companies and individuals in business related matters with interdisciplinary services.

She was admitted to the Maltese bar in 2006, for the past 12 years she has defended her clients successfully both before the Constitutional Court and the Superior Courts in Malta as well as before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Together with her team of professionals she actively assists foreign investors on all legal issues relating to the setting up of business operations in Malta and is an accredited agent on Citizenship by Investment Program in Malta.

Veronique was a speaker at a number of international conferences on issues relating to company law, blockchain, as well as regulatory license regimes.

Veronique Dalli obtained her first degree from the University of Malta in the year 2002 and furthered her studies to obtain a Diploma as Notary Public in the year 2003 and a Doctor of Laws in the year 2005. She now serves as a Tutor and Examiner for Master and Doctorate Dissertations at Faculty of Law, University of Malta.

Dr. Tonio Ellul

Dr. Tonio Ellul is a Partner at EMD Advocates since 2003 and also holds directorships in various companies within the EMD group. He specialises in corporate law, gaming law, trusts and foundations, tax law and employment law.

Prior to joining EMD, Tonio provided in house Counsel for one of the largest consultant firms in Malta and was a member of the Malta-EU Steering Action Committee (MEUSAC) Core Group. He has also been Visiting Lecturer and Examiner in company and commercial law at the University of Malta

Corporate & Commercial Law are definitely the major areas of law dealt in by our firm.  In fact, the vast majority of our clients are corporate clients who retain us on an ongoing basis to assist them with a multitude of issues and difficulties relating to their business.  The firm also provides its expertise and assistance in relation to business start ups and in the field of corporate re-organisations and that of dissolution and winding up.

Firm Overview:

EMD is an established multi-disciplinary firm based in Malta providing legal, tax, advisory and corporate services. EMD Advocates, the firm’s legal arm, boasts a strong international legal practice with particular emphasis on a number of niche areas including tax law, iGaming, financial services, trust law, corporate law, intellectual property, aviation & aircraft registration, ship & yacht registration, residence and immigration, employment law, media & entertainment law and property and construction law. The advisory arm of the firm provides services relating to company incorporation and administration services, tax consultancy and compliance as well as accounting and book-keeping services. The firm also provides services in the sphere of ICT, recruitment and human resources. EMD Trust Services Limited is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to act as trustee and co-trustee.

Tonio Fenech LL.M (Lond), LLD

Tonio Fenech’s areas of legal practice and study have evolved in line with the development and diversification of the Maltese economy since the early 1990’s, encompassing such areas as corporate commercial law, corporate finance, investment funds and the financial services industry. His central areas of professional interest and specialisation, however, are subjects which he also regularly teaches at the University of Malta, being various aspects of aviation law, maritime law and fiduciary relationships, including trusts and foundations.

Tonio is moreover among the few individuals who pioneered a more effective organisation for legal services in Malta in the 1990’s, and after developing the infrastructure in what is now one of the larger practices in Malta, he established Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal in January 2009, together with Dr. Christian Farrugia and tax expert Dr. Antoine Fiott (now a consultant with the firm, following retirement).

FFF Legal is a full service firm that has adopted resource access methods that allow it to take on large transnational matters and issues. The firm is principally active in the corporate commercial, asset finance and financial services fields, besides particular niche industries such as the aviation and maritime industries, the investment and pension funds industry, remote gaming and pharmaceuticals. The firm also includes particular expertise in the private clients area, encompassing residence and immigration issues, estate planning, trusts and foundation design, etc.

The firm is also very active in the field of real estate development law, and has a wide ranging commercial and civil litigation department.

FFF Legal forms part of A|R|Q Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting group developed as a joint venture initiative with the Maltese mid-tier audit and accounting firm Capstone Group. A|R|Q Group is a specialist provider of trust & corporate services, as well as management, accounting and infrastructural support services. It represents a truly integrated, seamless approach in which clients’ best interests are kept at heart in a collaborative and professional manner.

Ann Fenech

Ann Fenech is the Managing Partner of Fenech and Fenech Advocates, and the Head of the Marine Litigation Department. After qualifying in 1986 she joined the shipping and commercial firm of Holman Fenwick and Willan in London where she stayed until 1991 prior to joining New Orleans firm of Chaffe, McCall, Phillips Toler and Sarpy.

She is the President of the Malta Maritime Law Association, Committee Member of the European Maritime Law Association and recently elected member of the Comité Maritime International.

Ann Fenech deals exclusively with ship related issues and has now gained extensive experience in the handling of the whole spectrum of ship related matters including disputes arising out of Charterparties and Bills of lading both in terms of preliminary issues such as jurisdiction, title to sue, time bar, limitation as well as issues on the merits; Disputes arising out of ship building and ship repair contracts; disputes arising out of salvage, collision, towage and pilotage; the provision of the immediate response and assistance necessary following a casualty and disputes arising out of the casualty; disputes arising out of the carriage of petroleum products and in particular shortage claims, contamination claims, off speck fuel oil etc; handling the pre contractual and contractual negotiations between vendors and purchasers in ship sale and purchase contracts; substantial experience in the arrest of vessels and the issuing of other similar procedures with a view to obtaining security for claims and / or defending claims.

Recent and current cases in which she is involved include acting for Finaval S.p.a in their action against Scorpio Ship Management in which case the Court of Appeal in July 2010 awarded Finaval S.p.a $22.5 million – being the highest amount of damages ever awarded by a Maltese Court; acting for the Government of Malta together with the Attorney General of Malta in the defence of a case brought by the European Commission against the Republic of Malta claiming an alleged breach by Malta of Regulation 3577 before the European Courts of Justice – this case was decided in October 2010 whereby the claim of the European Commission against Malta was dismissed with costs;   acting  for the Privatisation Unit of the Government of Malta in the privatisation of Malta Shipyards Limited, Manoel Island Yacht Yard, Malta Superyachts Facilities, and the Ta’ Xbiex and Msida  Yacht Marinas; acting for the gas carrier Sichem Pandora in an alleged collision between it and the fishing vessel Klein Familie in the English Channel; acting for the owners of the Coral Water in a collision with Mare Blu fish farm in Malta.

Our Law Firm:

Fenech & Fenech Advocates, founded in 1891, is one of the leading law firms in Malta. The firm has evolved to a full-service firm which is today a recognised leader in a number of areas including Shipping and Maritime Law, International Trade, Financial Services and TMT Law.

The firm draws on the human resources of its over 30 lawyers and its associated company, Fenlex Corporate Services, which enables it to offer circa 70 qualified persons to service the requirements of various clients.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is a true multi-disciplinary firm catering fully for the needs and exigencies of the local as well as international market and ensuring that the demands of  its diverse clients are always met on time. A number of service companies that form the Fenlex Group of Companies were incorporated as subsidiaries of the firm in order to ensure that the firm’s clientele could benefit from even more comprehensive services.

The law firm is housed in three adjoining town houses that date back to the era of the Knights Hospitallier of St. John’s presence in Malta (late 16th to early 17th century) in the heart of Valletta, Malta’s capital, a UNESCO World Heritage City.

The Managing Partner of the firm is Dr. Ann Fenech.