Nicholas Micallef is a senior associate in the Investment Services department of the firm. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Doctor of Laws in 2010 following the submission of his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Closed-end funds as a vehicle for collective investment schemes in Malta. A critical evaluation’. Nicholas joined law firm GVTH Advocates as a trainee in 2004, before joining Simon Tortell and Associates as a trainee in 2008.
Nicholas was called to the Bar in January, 2011 following his appointment as an associate with Simon Tortell and Associates in 2010. Nicholas’ main areas of practice include the licensing of Collective Investments Schemes (UCITS, PIFs and AIFs) and Investment Services Providers, as well as compliance, governance, restructuring and winding-up of such entities.
Bachelor of Laws with Theology (LL.B.), University of Malta, 2007
Diploma Notary Public, University of Malta, 2008
Doctor of Laws, University of Malta, 2010
Professional Certificate in Taxation, Malta Institute of Taxation, 2017
Counsel for the first registration in Malta of a Limited Partnership with Variable Share Capital (“L.P.V.C.”), which was also the first L.P. in Malta to be recognised as a private collective investment scheme.
Counsel for the incorporation of one of the first Recognised Incorporated Cell Companies ("RICC") in Malta, and the incorporation of Incorporated Cells under the RICC.
Counsel for the incorporation and licensing of a UCITS, incorporated as an Incorporated Cell (“IC”) under a RICC.
Lead counsel for the incorporation, licensing and ongoing advice for the first Professional Investor Fund in Malta whose assets are limited solely to diamonds and cash.
Counsel for the applications of an Investment Manager to extend its licence to become a super-manager, by obtaining an Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s licence as well as a UCITS Manager licence.
Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2011)
Member of the Chamber of Advocates;
Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
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