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.
Annalies Muscat is a senior associate within the competition and commercial practice of the firm. As a member of the competition group, she advises various businesses in different industries (such as manufacturing, utilities, food and beverage, entertainment, telecommunications, import and export, co-operatives) on competition issues. This includes making submissions to and representing clients in front of the Office for Competition, the Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal, the civil courts and regulators as well as advising on contracts and mergers and acquisitions. As a member of the commercial practice of the firm, she assists and advises clients on various contractual issues; advises clients on consumer law related matters; and also has experience of capital markets, having assisted clients with bond issues and initial public offerings and other corporate governance matters.
Denise Abela is a senior associate in the Shipping and Aviation department within the firm and focuses on re-flagging of merchant vessels and registration of yachts. Denise has considerable experience in new-building and second-hand vessel sale and purchase transactions, the formation and support of shipping organizations, and regularly assists financial institutions with the registration of mortgages and other related securities.
Denise advises on matters relating to corporate law, marine environmental protection issues and employment matters relating to the shipping and aviation sectors. She also advises international clients (both corporate and individual) on leasing structures for yachts.