Giles Xuereb is an associate with the Firm's Shipping and Aviation Department as well as the Corporate Department of the firm. He mainly focuses on these spheres of law as well as general commercial practice, and services a number of local and international clientele.
Giles is also involved in asset financing and securitisation transactions in relation to vessels and aircraft and other commercial matters and catering to the corporate needs of legal entities.
Giles is also part of the internal Blockchain Committee at the Firm which handles all legal matters related to cryptocurrency, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and distributed ledger technology projects.
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.
Petra Attard is a senior associate in the corporate and insurance law practice group of the firm. She regularly assists clients on corporate and regulatory matters involved in the insurance industry, including advice on corporate governance matters, legal and regulatory matters, compliance matters, as well as legal assistance in the establishment and MFSA authorisation process of insurance and reinsurance undertakings and intermediaries.
Petra also regularly assists clients in all corporate and commercial matters including advice on corporate governance matters, assistance with corporate financing, M&A transactions, voluntary dissolutions and various other corporate transactional projects.
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.