Mikiel Calleja is a senior associate in the corporate and finance practice of the firm. Mikiel’s main practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance and general corporate/commercial. As counsel to financial institutions and public and private companies, he has significant experience in corporate transactions and financing including local and cross border mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, related financing and security arrangements, private and public offerings of securities and often advises public companies on regulatory requirements. Mikiel is also regularly involved in various corporate and company law matters and has both assisted and managed in vendor and purchaser related legal due diligence.
Mikiel has recently also had a paper entitled “Piercing the Corporate Veil: Greening Companies’ Governance and Shareholder Activism” published in the peer reviewed IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Journal.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (2010, University of Malta)
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) (2013, University of Malta)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) (2014, University College London)
Advising an international financial institution in the disposal of its shareholding in a local financial institution listed on the Maltese Stock Exchange;
Formed part of a team in advising a listed communications services company in the restructuring of the group including the spinning off its property subsidiary and the listing of it’s shares on the Maltese Stock Exchange;
Led a team in conducting a legal due diligence exercise as well as forming part of an international team in the setting up of a multijurisdictional structure in connection with the potential acquisition of shares in a major player in the betting business with a prospective transaction value of 1.2Billion Euro;
Advised a listed communications services company and led the acquisition team in the acquisition of a leading IT solutions provider in order to enhance the package of services offered with a view to a bidding process for its shares, which is currently underway;
Acts as local counsel to one of the world’s leading international tobacco companies advising on local requirements and the transposition of the revised Tobacco Products Directive.
Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2014)
Corporate and Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency
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