Denitza Dimitrova

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.

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Veronique Dalli

Veronique Dalli is the founder and managing partner of Dalli Advocates a mid sized multi disciplinary law firm specialized 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 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.

Firm Overview:

Dalli Advocates is a multi-disciplinary Maltese law firm offering a broad diversity of legal services. With a special focus on civil, family and criminal law litigation, Dalli Advocates also boasts a wealth of experience in a wide spectrum of practice areas that include corporate and commercial law, human rights, press law, industrial and employment matters, and data protection.

Its tight-knit team of lawyers believe in a one-on-one, meticulous and thorough approach to handling its clients’ range of interests and demands. Providing continuous support and hands-on assistance to clients, Dalli Advocates strives to transform complex law into plain language that everybody can follow and understand.

Beyond simply offering solutions and bringing about desired results for clients, the firm’s approach is marked by expediency and efficiency: Dalli Advocates prides itself in its quick turnarounds which it credits to strong communication, coordination and planning within its team.

Dr. Tonio Ellul

Tonio 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 Law Practice:

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.

EMD Advocates:

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’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 specialization, 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 organization 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.

Maritime & Aviation Law Practice:

The Maltese Islands have become a hub for the maritime and shipping industry, due in part to its strategic location between Europe and North Africa, as well as its favourable business environment and a range of incentives for ship owners, financiers and other shipping service providers. Malta’s harbours have historically offered a sheltered and secure berthing location in close proximity to some of the world’s busiest trade routes, furthermore,  the Maltese flag has become the largest registry in Europe and one of the most respected in the world.

The countries success as an international maritime centre has been recently complemented by the growth of the aviation field, with Malta being one of the first EU countries to ratify the Cape Town Convention which allows for the registration of assets on the international register. This combined with Malta’s flexible taxation framework and corporate legal systems mean that increasing numbers of air transport operations have chosen to base themselves here.

Malta has also proven to be an attractive jurisdiction for the operation of MRO facilities for the aviation industry and perhaps the most well-known of these is Lufthansa Technic Malta Limited who established themselves here several years ago with the assistance of our lawyers.

Whether you are looking to register a super-yacht, finance a new fleet aircraft, find out more about the nuances of Maltese maritime law or you have questions about the yacht and aircraft leasing scheme- please contact Dr Tonio Fenech to find out more.

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.

Dr Jeannine Giglio

Jeannine Giglio graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in November 2003 and became a warranted lawyer in 2004 after completing her internship period. In 2004 she also successfully completed the course and acquired the Foundation Certificate in Trust Law and Management. Additionally, she also has a Diploma in Taxation which she obtained in 2011.

After graduating she commenced by practicing in the domestic courts primarily in the Family Court, First Hall and Small Claims Tribunal. She was then engaged as legal advisor to the Minister for Family and Social Solidarity the Ministry for Education, Culture, Youths and Sports where she was involved in the drafting of legislation and also gained valuable and relevant experience in, inter alia, the domestic laws regulating social security, family law, housing and culture.

After working with other law firms in the areas related to financial services with a focus on company and tax law, trusts, foundations and wealth management and capital markets. Together with her partners they have set up the firm LexPractis. The corporate arm of the firm LexPractis Limited is also licensed with the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Jeannine Giglio is registered in the following professional bodies:

– Association of International Ta Consultants where she occupies the post of President
– European Lawyers Group
– Association of Independent European Lawyers
– The Malta Institute of Management
– The Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners member
– The Malta Institute of Taxation
– Chamber of Advocates ( Malta )

She is fluent in English, Maltese, Italian and is proficient in French.

Practice:

LexPractis is a striving local Maltese law firm that offers a broad range of services which its quality of work defines itself. We are a cohesive team of experienced advocates intensely focused to assist our clients. The firm’s approach to assisting its clients goes beyond simply giving the right legal advice in that specific facet, but it encompasses every factor that may influence our clients’ success.