Awards and Recognitions

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2018

MamoTCV Advocates recognised as a Top Tier Law Firm by The Legal 500

Aviation
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. Practice head Nicholas Valenzia and litigator Joseph Camilleri are the key contacts.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A 
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 Resoltuion
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
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’.

Investment Funds
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. Senior associate Nicholas Micallef is a name to note for the licensing of collective investment schemes and investment services providers.

Real Estate
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.

Shipping
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.

Mamo TCV Advocates recognised as a leading firm by The Legal 500

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
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.

Chambers Global 2018

Corporate and Commercial

“Interviewees praise partner Richard Camilleri for his significant capabilities within the corporate commercial sphere. Peers consider him "one of the best" in the field.”

Andrew Muscat is broadly experienced in corporate and banking matters, including insolvency, acquisitions and privatisations, with particular knowledge of the energy sector. Clients say: "He is very pragmatic and is always trying to find solutions," and also praise him for his "academic, in-depth knowledge and commercial approach."

Michael Psaila is known for his work on funds, banking and broad corporate matters. He is also experienced in insolvency cases.”

Antoine Camilleri is best known for his intellectual property expertise. He represents clients in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, food and beverages and IT.”

Financial Services

“Department head Katya Tua rises in the rankings after impressing sources. Interviewees endorse her expertise dealing with funds and investment services, describing her as "very knowledgeable on the financial services and funds industry in Malta, and with a strong relationship with the authority."

Joseph Borg Bartolo is recognised by interviewees for "his great experience" in the field. He boasts particular expertise in insurance matters as well as general commercial and financial law.”

Chambers Europe 2018

Competition/European Law

“Head of department Richard Camilleri is praised for his "extensive experience" in the space. He leads on a diverse spread of competition cases.”

Andrew Muscat is the managing partner at the firm and heads its corporate practice group. His competition law acumen is primarily applied to cases arising within the IT and telecommunications sectors.”

“Peers report that associate-to-watch Annalies Azzopardi is "very efficient and knowledgeable in the field." She assists many of the group's key competition clients in contentious and non-contentious matters.”  

Corporate and Commercial

“Interviewees praise partner Richard Camilleri for his significant capabilities within the corporate commercial sphere. Peers consider him "one of the best" in the field.”

Andrew Muscat is broadly experienced in corporate and banking matters, including insolvency, acquisitions and privatisations, with particular knowledge of the energy sector. Clients say: "He is very pragmatic and is always trying to find solutions," and also praise him for his "academic, in-depth knowledge and commercial approach."

Michael Psaila is known for his work on funds, banking and broad corporate matters. He is also experienced in insolvency cases.”

Antoine Camilleri is best known for his intellectual property expertise. He represents clients in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, food and beverages and IT.”

Dispute Resolution

Richard Camilleri focuses his practice on corporate, intellectual property and competition litigations. He is also noted for his skill in labour disputes.”

Franco Vassallo moves up in the rankings following widespread recognition of his capabilities in this field. A client says: "He is a very intelligent and practical lawyer, always thinking outside the box to protect our interests."

“Up-and-coming partner Joseph Camilleri specialises in commercial and civil disputes, including bank finance, asset repossession and real estate litigation. Market sources commend him for his preparation and patience.”

Financial Services

“Department head Katya Tua rises in the rankings after impressing sources. Interviewees endorse her expertise dealing with funds and investment services, describing her as "very knowledgeable on the financial services and funds industry in Malta, and with a strong relationship with the authority."

Joseph Borg Bartolo is recognised by interviewees for "his great experience" in the field. He boasts particular expertise in insurance matters as well as general commercial and financial law.”

Shipping

“Clients value Nicholas Valenzia for being "very responsive," describing him as a "wonderful" counsel who is "very knowledgeable of the system and the law." He handles transactions and structuring matters for shipping and yachting clients.”

Mamo TCV Advocates recognised as a Top Tier Law Firm by IFLR 1000

Financial & Corporate

Client feedback

"Provided professional and timely advice when required and easy accessibility to the senior partners." – Capital markets, M&A, regulatory

"Thorough knowledge and good interpersonal skills supporting a culture of positively addressing key issues. Functional specialists and good corporate clients." – M&A, regulatory