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Katya Tua

Katya Tua

Katya Tua is a Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates.  She heads the Investment Services department of the firm.  Katya was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined the law firm GVTH Advocates as an associate in the same year.  She joined Simon Tortell and Associates as a founding partner in 2009.She advises primarily international clients in the incorporation and licensing of all types of collective investment schemes including UCITS, alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) and professional investor funds (“PIFs”).

Katya also advises on the drafting and negotiation of associated documentation as well as on all ongoing legal support work that collective investment schemes require, particularly regulatory compliance.  Her regulatory experience also includes the structuring and operations of asset management and administrators.


  • B.A. in Legal and Humanistic Studies (1998, University of Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (2001, University of Malta)
  • LL.M. (2002, University College London)

Representative Experience

  • Maltese counsel for the incorporation and licensing of numerous collective investment schemes in Malta
  • Maltese counsel for the setting up and licensing the first UCITS III platform in Malta
  • Maltese counsel to the first Bermuda based professional investor fund that re-domiciled to Malta
  • Counsel to the first professional investor fund incorporated and licensed in Malta that was structured as a limited partnership
  • Counsel to the first fully operational Recognised Incorporated Cell structure set up in Malta


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2002)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
  • International Bar Association

Get In Touch


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


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Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q4 2023

We are pleased to issue our seventh edition of the Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to investment services, CSPs, fintech, insurance undertakings and insurance intermediaries Our Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here.The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory,financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Psaila, Katya…
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Awards & recognitions

Recognised as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022, one of only three women to earn such a ranking in Malta.

IFLR1000 - Women Leaders2022

Under the leadership of Katya Tua, Mamo TCV Advocates‘ team has vast experience in retail open-ended or closed-ended funds, along with alternative investment funds and professional investor funds structuring and licencing. It also focuses on regulatory compliance issues related to passported and non-passported activities for the multi-national investment management companies.

The Legal 100 - Investment Funds (Tier 2)2022

Mamo TCV Advocates‘ fintech offering comprises specialists with financial services, banking, corporate and intellectual property expertise. The firm is equally adept at assisting with regulatory and transactional issues, and is thus instructed by clients from a range of major industry sectors, including leading local banks, pharmaceutical companies, domestic telecoms service providers, and multi-national software corporations. Katya Tua heads up the practice.

The Legal 100 - Fintech (Tier 3)2022

Knowledgeable ........... Katya Tua is always available.

The Legal 100 - Investment Funds (Tier 1)2021

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.

Chambers Europe - (Band 2)2021