Katya Tua

Katya Tua heads the Investment Services department of the firm. She 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”).

She 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 Katya’s 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)

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 platforminMalta;

Maltese counsel to the first Bermuda based professionalinvestorfund that re-domiciled to Malta;

Counsel to the first professionalinvestorfund incorporated and licensed inMalta that was structured as alimited 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

Related Practice

Investment Services and Funds

Contact Details

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