Whilst capital markets continue to become more complex and dynamic, new products and the development of the local market continue to make Malta an attractive jurisdiction to raise capital. The Malta Stock Exchange is a particularly active player and, in addition to current framework, the Exchange is actively looking at becoming a specialist listing venue for small and medium cap companies from both inside and outside the EU.
Our capital markets department advises clients throughout the entire process, from determining whether a debt or equity issuance is more suitable for the issuer, to admission and trading on a regulated market. Our broad practice means that we are also able to assist prospective issuers with all corporate and commercial work required in the interim, whether this relates to group restructurings, ensuring the correct contractual relationships between the group entities relating to flow of funds as well as getting the issuer compliant from a governance perspective.
We advise on bond and equity issues whether plain vanilla, complex instruments or the more innovative. In recent years we have advised on a number of firsts, including spin-offs and the only securities listing of a foreign issuer on the main Maltese market. Once listed, we typically remain on board as advisors to advise on the issuer’s continuing obligations. Lastly, we regularly advise the regulator and participate in conferences/lectures on the subject.