The prestigious Legal 500 directory published its rankings on 12th April, 2018 and once again recognized Mamo TCV Advocates as one of the leading law firms in Malta. Apart from the top tier ranking for the firm in practically all its areas of practice, five of our partners were recognized as “Leading Lawyers” and another 9 partners and associates were singled out for their work. Prof. Andrew Muscat, who heads the firm’s corporate and banking and finance teams, was also inducted in the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.
This is how the Legal 500 described our work and expertise:
Commercial, corporate and M&A – Tier 1
With ‘a team that is truly a cut above the rest’, Mamo TCV Advocates has ‘a focused and efficient practice, which is always willing to go above and beyond the original scope of the engagement to meet its client’s requirements’. Department head Andrew Muscat is ‘a top-notch partner who is always extremely accessible and reliable in his advice’; other key names include insurance specialist Joseph Borg Bartolo and Michael Psaila, who is ‘organised, precise and easy to communicate with’.
Dispute resolution – Tier 1
Mamo TCV Advocates acts for local and international clients across a wide range of mandates including civil and family law, commercial litigation, insurance, public procurement, transport, planning and employment. The team of ‘highly competent and savvy operators’ is led by Franco Vassallo and also includes the ‘genuinely brilliant’ Stephen Muscat, Joseph Camilleri and Frank Testa.
Intellectual property – Tier 1
The ‘focused, knowledgeable and responsive’ practice at Mamo TCV Advocates provides ‘world-class advice that leaves no stone unturned’ thanks to its ‘ability to always be on the ball and ask all the right questions’. The group recently advised on an anti-piracy campaign in Malta for a multinational trade association; other work includes assisting with the successful protection of a fictional character under copyright law, filing trade mark applications and handling trade mark litigation. Practice head Antoine Camilleri is ‘absolutely brilliant’, David Tonna ‘provides complete solutions’ and Richard Camilleri is ‘excellent’.
Shipping – Tier 1
Mamo TCV Advocates’ ‘exceptional’ practice is led by ‘superb lawyer’ Nicholas Valenzia, whose recent highlights include advising on the establishment of technical ship management companies, and acting for Unified Global Services Group on three separate ship arrests. Joseph Camilleri is also noted; he assisted with the privatisation of the yacht marina in Valletta, and acted on issues surrounding a collision in the Grand Harbour between a cargo ship and a fishing vessel.
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – Tier 2
Led by the ‘commercially minded, detailed-oriented and client-focused’ Andrew Muscat, Mamo TCV Advocates’ ‘incredibly professional’ department is the ‘go-to name’ for regulatory and compliance issues, syndicated finance transactions, licensing matters and financial restructurings. Clients also praise Michael Psaila, whose ‘years of experience give him an edge over the competition’; he recently advised a Maltese securitisation vehicle on several bank facilities.
Investment funds – Tier 1
With ‘a brilliant team that is fully committed to the area’, Mamo TCV Advocates ‘consistently exceeds expectations’ under the ‘excellent leadership’ of the ‘highly proactive’ Katya Tua. The group’s client roster spans local and international financial services companies with recent work including advising an umbrella professional investor fund on the establishment and restructuring of sub-funds, and acting on licensing issues.
Aviation – Tier 1
The Legal 500 noted that Mamo TCV Advocates covers the full gamut of aviation work and is noted for its experience in complex corporate structures relating to the ownership and operation of aircraft. The group also handles aircraft repossessions and arrests, tax structuring issues and asset finance mandates.
Real estate – Tier 1
Mamo TCV Advocates provides ‘an extremely positive experience for clients in terms of speed of execution and meticulousness of advice’ with ‘a high level of professionality that is unrivalled in the local scene’. The group is highly experienced in real estate developments; recent work includes advising on development planning issues and acting for developers on the sale of residential and mixed-use units in several major developments. Senior partner Richard Camilleri, who is ‘incredibly sharp and has a particular eye for detail’, heads the group, which also includes of counsel David Grech.
About Legal 500
For nearly three decades, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms over 100 jurisdictions. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. The criteria for entry is to have been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for six consecutive years
The complete list of Mamo TCV Advocates lawyers and practices recognized by The Legal 500 can be seen in our Awards and Recognition page.