Joshua Chircop

Joshua Chircop

Joshua Chircop is an Associate in the corporate and aviation practice groups of the firm.

Joshua advises banks, owners, lessors, borrowers, and operators on a variety of domestic and international asset leasing and structured financing transactions involving aircraft. He also advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, and real estate transactions.

Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LL.B.(Hons)) (2016, University of Malta)
  • Master of Advocacy (M.Adv.) (2017, University of Malta)
  • Master of Laws in International Financial Law (LL.M.) (2018, King’s College London)

Representative Experience

  • Maltese counsel to various banks, financers, lessors and operators in the aviation sector
  • Maltese counsel on various multi-million-dollar aircraft financings
  • Advised on the conversion of a significant group of companies operating in the aviation industry into mobile assets protected cell companies
  • Advised on the acquisition of significant interests in a number of aircraft operators and the restructuring thereof
  • External counsel to various long-standing companies and other organisations established in Malta
  • Advises on several real estate transactions on a continuous basis, mainly in the commercial property sector


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2018)

Get In Touch


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

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Mamo TCV Delivers seminar on Company Secretary at Society Education Event

On 30th November 2021, Dr Joshua Chircop delivered a seminar regarding the Duties of the Company Secretary on behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates on the invitation of Society Education. The presentation was split into three parts, with the first examining the appointment and removal of the company secretary. The second part focused on the statutory functions and responsibilities of the company secretary together with the holding of general meetings and board meetings. The third part of the seminar focused on the responsibilities of the company secretary under VAT legislation together with salient considerations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and…

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Amendments to the Companies Act – Act No. LX of 2021

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