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.
Luke Mizzi is an associate in the Investment Services department of the firm. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Doctor of Laws in 2016 following the successful submission of his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Professional Secrecy and Confidentiality in the Context of Financial Crime.’ Luke joined the firm as a trainee in 2014, becoming an Junior Associate in 2016.
Luke’s 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.