Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Global recently published its 2022 guide and once again recognised Mamo TCV as one of the leading law firms in Malta. The firm was ranked as a Band 1 Firm for “General Business Law” – which was the only practice area in which Maltese firms were ranked.

Chambers described Mamo TCV as “a stellar law firm with an acclaimed corporate and dispute resolution practice. The team often represents clients in commercial litigation, real estate disputes and contentious debt collection and credit recovery proceedings. Mamo frequently acts for clients on corporate restructurings and M&A transactions. The firm also offers notable strength in financial matters, assisting clients with acquisition financing, capital markets issuances and investment funds regulations. The team additionally advises clients on compliance with white-collar crime legislation.”

Three Partners were recognized as notable practitioners in their fields for their depth of experience and the exceptional market and client feedback received:

Andrew Muscat (Star Individual – Corporate/Commercial) remains a top choice for corporate restructurings and transactions, including mergers and share transfers. He also has considerable experience assisting with the introduction of new legislation.

Katya Tua (Band 2 – Financial Services) frequently assists clients with investment funds matters. According to one client, “Katya Tua is friendly, technically smart and responsive, and it is a pleasure dealing with her.”

Michael Psaila (Band 3 – Corporate/Commercial) has considerable experience advising clients on the implications of new legislation introduced in Malta. A client describes him as “hugely experienced and a trustworthy pair of hands.”

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Following from our success in the Chambers Global 2022 guide, Chambers Europe has also recognised Mamo TCV as a “Band 1” law firm in Malta within “General Business Law”.

Following multiple interviews with local and foreign firms as well as clients, Chambers concluded that Mamo TCV is “a stellar law firm with an acclaimed corporate and dispute resolution practice.”

One client enthused that “Mamo is definitely one of the best law firms locally.” while another client reported that “We have relied upon Mamo for clarity when dealing with complex situations.”.

Chambers explained: “The team often represents clients in commercial litigation, real estate disputes and contentious debt collection and credit recovery proceedings. Mamo frequently acts for clients on corporate restructurings and M&A transactions. The firm also offers notable strength in financial matters, assisting clients with acquisition financing, capital markets issuances and investment funds regulations. The team additionally advises clients on compliance with white-collar crime legislation.”.

Six team members were recognized as notable practitioners in their fields:

Andrew Muscat (Star Individual – Corporate/Commercial) remains a top choice for corporate restructurings and transactions, including mergers and share transfers. He also has considerable experience assisting with the introduction of new legislation.

Katya Tua (Band 2 – Financial Services) frequently assists clients with investment funds matters. According to one client, “Katya Tua is friendly, technically smart and responsive, and it is a pleasure dealing with her.”

Joseph Camilleri (Band 2 – Dispute Resolution) acts for clients on commercial and financial disputes, as well as representing them in real estate litigation. An interviewee reports: “I have a good impression of his technical ability and knowledge.”

Frank B Testa (Band 2 – Dispute Resolution) advises clients on real estate and financial disputes, including credit recovery claims. He also has experience in international arbitration and white-collar crime proceedings.

Michael Psaila (Band 3 – Corporate/Commercial) has considerable experience advising clients on the implications of new legislation introduced in Malta. A client describes him as “hugely experienced and a trustworthy pair of hands.”

Annalies Muscat (Associates to watch – Corporate/Commercial) has experience advising clients on commercial agreements and competition law matters.

(Band 1) General Business Law Department

What the team is known for:  Stellar firm with an acclaimed corporate and dispute resolution practice regularly retained by local and international clients spanning the banking, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, as well as public sector clients. Strong capital markets department with a focus on securities issuances. Assists clients with corporate acquisitions and restructurings, as well as complex real estate transactions. Frequently advises investment fund managers on regulatory and licensing matters. Leading litigation team particularly strong on real estate and financial disputes, as well as representing clients in arbitration.

Notable practitioners

(Ranked as Star Individual) Andrew Muscat is revered as “the eminent expert on corporate law in Malta.” A client comments that Muscat is “very competent technically and is held to be an authority on the Companies Act,” while another describes him as a “walking book for all legal aspects in Malta.” Muscat assists clients with rights and securities issuances, as well as corporate restructurings.

(Band 2) Katya Tua is considered by a client to be “very efficient in relation to funds business and investment services.” An interviewee praises her client service: “She provides a very personable approach. She engages with clients and has a good touch.” Tua advises fund managers on regulatory matters, including passporting.

(Band 3) Michael Psaila is highly praised by interviewees, who comment: “He is a joy to work with and an excellent lawyer,” while one source highlights that “he is very thorough and provides very comprehensive advice.” He advises clients on commercial agreements, as well as assisting public and private sector clients with regulatory changes.

(Band 1) General Business Law Department

The Department is known as a stellar firm with an acclaimed corporate and dispute resolution practice regularly retained by local and international clients spanning the banking, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, as well as public sector clients. Strong capital markets department with a focus on securities issuances. Assists clients with corporate acquisitions and restructurings, as well as complex real estate transactions. Frequently advises investment fund managers on regulatory and licensing matters. Leading litigation team particularly strong on real estate and financial disputes, as well as representing clients in arbitration.

Strengths Clients consider the firm one of the best in Malta, with one interviewee commenting: “They have a wide area of expertise and they are a one-stop shop for us legally. They are the best.”

A client considers the firm’s dispute resolution practice to be “excellent” and describes the service as “precise, efficient and effective.”

Another commentator highlights that the firm “offers sound advice and support services on any aspect of commercial law.”

Work highlights Acted for Brait as issuer on a bond buy-back and convertible bond and rights issue.

Notable practitioners

(Ranked as Star Individual) Andrew Muscat is revered as “the eminent expert on corporate law in Malta.” A client comments that Muscat is “very competent technically and is held to be an authority on the Companies Act,” while another describes him as a “walking book for all legal aspects in Malta.” Muscat assists clients with rights and securities issuances, as well as corporate restructurings.

(Ranked as Associates to watch) Annalies Muscat advises clients on commercial agreements. She also assists clients with competition law matters. One client reports: “She is very thorough, with very good legal drafting skills, and is knowledgeable on competition law.”

(Band 3) Frank Testa usually represents clients in local and international debt recovery procedures, as well as in commercial disputes. A client says: “His view is a very comprehensive one and he sees the full picture.”

(Band 2) A source describes Joseph Camilleri as “a down-to-earth person who is intelligent, extremely capable and hard-working,” and goes on to say: “He always seeks to solve an issue in a practical manner, with a view to limiting expenses as well as avoiding unnecessary litigation.” He represents clients in real estate and debt collection mandates.

(Band 2) Katya Tua is considered by a client to be “very efficient in relation to funds business and investment services.” An interviewee praises her client service: “She provides a very personable approach. She engages with clients and has a good touch.” Tua advises fund managers on regulatory matters, including passporting.

(Band 3) Michael Psaila is highly praised by interviewees, who comment: “He is a joy to work with and an excellent lawyer,” while one source highlights that “he is very thorough and provides very comprehensive advice.” He advises clients on commercial agreements, as well as assisting public and private sector clients with regulatory changes.

(Band 3) Shipping

The department is know for Experienced team offering maritime transport operators, yacht service providers and public service bodies corporate and regulatory advice on the arrest of vessels and maritime litigation.

Strengths A client appreciates that “their services are always timely and consistent.”

Notable practitioners

(Band 2) Nicholas Valenzia – Described by one client as “the most passionate person about the maritime sector,”

Nicholas Valenzia comes highly recommended by an interviewee for “his knowledge on shipping law matters.” Valenzia assists shipping companies with chartering and corporate restructuring mandates.

(Band 4) FinTech Legal

What the team is known for: A respected Maltese firm, Mamo TCV has developed an able and integrated FinTech practice assisting traditional financial institutions with the digital development of their businesses. The team is depended upon by a number of banks for advice in relation to data protection, IT outsourcing and IP matters, and by various FinTech entities in obtaining Malta’s Virtual Financial Assets licence.

Strengths: “They did not shy away from guiding us and enabling us in a very diplomatic manner with strong combined expertise.”

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