Frank Testa

Frank Testa

Frank graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2004, and was called to the Bar in January, 2005. After a couple of years of practice in the financial services industry in the City of London, he returned to Malta concentrate on civil and commercial litigation. In January 2021, he became a partner at Simon Tortell & Associates, until it merged with Mamo TCV in July 2016.

His main areas of practice include dispute resolution concerning corporate, commercial and real estate matters as well as related transactional work. He has been advising various local and international companies as well as government entities in those fields. Frank has also worked extensively in the regulatory area of hospitality law.


  • B.A. Legal and Humanistic Studies (2001, University of Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (2004, University of Malta)

Representative Experience

  • Counsel for various local investors in actions instituted against local financial servicee providers for mis-selling financial products. Cases still ongoing
  • Counsel for major investor in photovoltaic industry via Maltese structures in the context of significant arbitration proceedings cocerning sale of shares in photovoltaic plants
  • Counsel for leading local construction companies in various suits involving local developments
  • Counsel for consortium made up of foreign and local investors in the successful public procureent bid for the design, build and operation of a local marina
  • Advising on the enforcement, restructuring and redrafting of local hospitality legislation


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2005)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates

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MAMO TCV Advocates
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436


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Awards & recognitions

Local and international clients from a wide range of industries regularly turn to the experienced team at Mamo TCV Advocates, which is noted not only for its excellent track record in the Courts of Justice, but also before various administrative tribunals and boards. Recently, the firm has been involved with an increasing number of high-value disputes relating to corporate law and financial services, often involving cross-border elements. ‘Outstanding all-rounder‘ Frank Testa, real estate and asset repossession expert Joseph Camilleri and experienced arbitrator Stephen Muscat are the key senior practitioners.

The Legal 100 - Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)2022

Mamo TCV Advocates’ team advises on a full spectrum of real estate projects from large-scale mixed-use real estate developments, historic buildings to yacht marinas. It also assists with the drafting of complex inter-related agreements, along with framework agreements, land transfer, and contracts of residential developments. The team is led by Joseph Borg Bartolo, Joseph Camilleri, and Frank Testa.

The Legal 500 - Real Estate (Tier 1)2022

Frank Testa – A lawyer who really cares about his clients, who listens, and who does not let the grass grow under his feet.

The Legal 100 - Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)2021

The advice given by Dr. Frank Testa, is very professional, to the point and measured. It really is a pleasure to work with him.

The Legal 100 - Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)2021

Frank Testa is a lead in terms of litigation lawyers in Malta. Nicholas Valenzia is a lead in terms of maritime litigation in Malta.

The Legal 100 - Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)2021

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."

Chambers Europe (Band 3)2021