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.
Michael Psaila graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2004 after submitting a doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Raising and Maintenance of Capital’. He furthered his studies at Kings College London, where he obtained a Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law.
Michael was called to the Bar in January, 2005 and was a partner at Simon Tortell & Associates since the firm was founded in May 2009 until it merged with Mamo TCV in July 2016.
Michael’s main areas of practice include banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and insolvency law.
He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and the International Bar Association and is also recommended in most major legal directories.
Richard Camilleri is a founding partner of the firm and has been described as a ‘corporate all rounder’. As counsel to various domestic and foreign clients, he has significant experience in a large variety of transactions including privatisations, share acquisitions, public offerings of debt and equity securities, real-estate and construction projects.
Richard also advises clients on competition law, intellectual property law and employment law. He also has significant experience in litigation and has represented clients in cases concerning a variety of matters including competition law, unfair competition law, intellectual property law and employment law.
Richard is a also a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the University of Malta and has been lecturing since 1988.
Antoine Camilleri is a partner in the intellectual property practice group of the firm. His experience includes taking care of patent, trademark and unfair competition law issues for the clients of the firm. Antoine has experience in trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. He represents multinational companies to individual inventors in a wide variety of industries including information technology, alternative energy, consumer products, financial services, sports and fashion goods, pharmaceutical products (including generics), medical devices, electrical equipment, food and beverage, and tobacco products.
Antoine has represented a substantial number of multinational companies in anti-counterfeiting matters in collaboration with the Maltese Customs authorities, in particular in Customs cross-border measures and related Court litigation.
He is also the lead person within the firm in matters dealing with media law, information technology law and telecommunications law.
Antoine has acted as (part-time) lecturer at the University of Malta in the Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law course (since 2003) and in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) course (since 2010), in both cases lecturing on intellectual property law. Antoine is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.
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.