Antoine Camilleri is a partner in the intellectual property practice group of the firm. His experience includes taking care of patent, trademark and unfair competition law issues for the clients of the firm. Antoine has experience in trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. He represents multinational companies to individual inventors in a wide variety of industries including information technology, alternative energy, consumer products, financial services, sports and fashion goods, pharmaceutical products (including generics), medical devices, electrical equipment, food and beverage, and tobacco products.
Antoine has represented a substantial number of multinational companies in anti-counterfeiting matters in collaboration with the Maltese Customs authorities, in particular in Customs cross-border measures and related Court litigation.
He is also the lead person within the firm in matters dealing with media law, information technology law and telecommunications law.
Antoine has acted as (part-time) lecturer at the University of Malta in the Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law course (since 2003) and in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) course (since 2010), in both cases lecturing on intellectual property law. Antoine is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.
Nicholas Micallef is a senior associate in the Investment Services department of the firm. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Doctor of Laws in 2010 following the submission of his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Closed-end funds as a vehicle for collective investment schemes in Malta. A critical evaluation’. Nicholas joined law firm GVTH Advocates as a trainee in 2004, before joining Simon Tortell and Associates as a trainee in 2008.
Nicholas was called to the Bar in January, 2011 following his appointment as an associate with Simon Tortell and Associates in 2010. Nicholas’ main areas of practice include the licensing of Collective Investments Schemes (UCITS, PIFs and AIFs) and Investment Services Providers, as well as compliance, governance, restructuring and winding-up of such entities.
Christian Tonna is a senior associate having experience in the Corporate, Gaming, and most recently been instrumental in the set up of the Firm’s Immigration Department.
His broad experience in these sectors, enables him to offer holistic and practical advice to all our High Net-Worth private clients, the portfolio of which has steadily grown through our increased focus on the Immigration market.
Immigration has also been very useful in attracting large corporate clients, looking to set up offices and employ local and foreign individuals within Maltese territory, with the Firm’s presence in this sector having also been strongly supported by other experts within complementing fields.
Private client work has also afforded Christian the opportunity to work in advising these individuals on acquisition and lease of Maltese immovable property and to also further contacts and experience within the local real-estate development network, having built relationships with all the reputable estate agencies and contractors.
David Tonna is a founding Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates. His key practice areas include Corporate Law and M&A, Financial Services, Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation, Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting, Industry Sectors, Real Estate, Gaming Industry, Immigration & Citizenship. David was admitted to the Maltese BAR in 1982. He opened his own firm Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co 1989-2000.
Following the merger of the law firms John Mamo & Associates and Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co. in October 2000, David became a Managing Partner of Mamo TCV Advocates and is now Partner in charge of Business Development and International relations of the Firm.
Nicholas Valenzia heads MamoTCV’s Shipping and Aviation Department with particular focus on assets management and finance issues. Nicholas has also vast experience in vessel (including superyachts) and aircraft ownership and operational structures. Nicholas also coordinates vessel and aircraft repossession procedures on behalf of international credit institutions.