Corporate and European Law Firm in Valletta, Malta
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates123 Melita Street
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Law Firm OverviewMifsud & Mifsud Advocates is a full service law firm serving clients in Malta and Catania. The firm also serves European, North American, North African and clients in Middle East. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates was set up, by Dr. Malcolm Mifsud, a lawyer specialized in commercial and maritime law, together with his brother Dr. Cedric Mifsud, who specializes in Corporate and European Law.
Since its inception, due to its founders’ experience in other legal consultancy set ups, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates has seen a swift expansion of its practice in a number of sectors; mainly the areas of financial services such as trading and holding corporate structures, trust services, tax advisory, shipping and EU regulatory compliance services.
The founders have also conserved and invested in the growth of other practice areas, mainly those related to advisory and litigation in various sectors such as family, civil and property law, competition law, commercial litigation and debt collection services. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, through the expertise of its founders and the rest of the team working for the firm, has become a boutique law firm offering specialized legal services in a number of areas for local and foreign, individual and corporate clients requiring a one stop shop in a number of specialized legal fields.
Languages: Italian, Maltese, English.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Appellate Practice
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Business & Industry
- Business Law
- Child Pornography
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition Law
- Computer & Software
- Computer Crime
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Taxation
- Criminal Law
- Debt Relief
- Debtor & Creditor
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Domain Names
- Environmental Law
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- European Community Law
- Financial Litigation
- Financial Services Law
- Government Contracts
- Information Technology
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Internet Law
- Investment Law
- Licensing Law
- Local, Municipal & State Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Money Laundering
- Offshore Services
- Personal Injury
- Privatization Law
- Science & Technology
- Shareholders Rights
- Trade Investment
- Trade Secrets
- Unfair Competition
- Venture Capital
Additional Areas of Law: Collective Investment Funds; Company Law; EU Law; ICT Law; Infringement; Piracy; Forgery; iGaming; Public Procurement.
Areas of Law Description
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates legal representation and services include the following:
- Banking Law
Modern and comprehensive banking and other financial services legislation further enhances Malta's already well established banking reputation for soundness and professional integrity and ensures the efficiency of all credit institutions operating in or from Malta.
- Malta Financial Services
At present the Central Bank of Malta, as setup under the enabling Central Bank Act, is responsible, for monetary policy and is the lender of last resort. However the regulation and supervision of banking business under the Banking Act lies with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), which is the primary regulator of international financial business in Malta.
- Domestic and International Banking
The business of banking, as defined in the Banking Act, is as follows: "The business of accepting deposits of money from the public which are repayable or can be withdrawn on demand or after a fixed time, or of borrowing or raising money from the public, say via the issue of debentures or other instruments of indebtedness, with the purpose of on lending to others or investing them for their own account and risk".
- Retail Mutual Funds
Malta is fast emerging as an ideal jurisdiction within the EU for the registration and licensing of Mutual Funds in general, including Retail Mutual Funds. A competent regulatory environment, an efficient and very cost-effective licensing procedure, and quality and competitive professional services, coupled with a tax neutral environment for ‘non-prescribed” mutual funds, renders Malta an attractive and increasingly sought after alternative to Luxembourg, Ireland and the surviving Caribbean fund jurisdictions.
- Professional Investor Funds
Malta’s rapidly increasing appeal as a Mutual Fund jurisdiction can be said to have really kicked off with the emergence of the Professional Investor Fund regime. PIFs are for all intents and purposes regular Mutual Funds, but with certain defining characteristics that render them subject to minimal regulation. Like any Mutual Fund, a PIF can take the form of an incorporated open or closed ended investment company – in the form of a SICAV or INVCO or a unit trust.
- Company Law
Technically, Maltese law provides only for two types of corporate vehicles or companies; the public company and the private company. In practice, however, various other kinds of companies are distinguished, as different rights and/or obligations are applied to companies dependent on certain relevant circumstances.
- Criminal Law
The firm assists clients during criminal proceedings at all stages which include also proceedings before the Court of Criminal Appeal. Lawyers in the firm have assisted a number of individuals at trials by jury before the Criminal Court. The firm’s team also practices before the Court of Magistrates as a Court of Criminal Inquiry or as a Court of Criminal Judicature.
- EU Law
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates has a specialized EU law department which focuses on assisting clients with EU regulatory compliance. This Department offers its clients advice in a variety fields of EU Law including but not limited to electronic communications, environmental law, employment law, judicial protection, competition law, intellectual property, taxation and company law.
- Financial Institutions
The Financial Institutions Act is geared to the regulation and supervision of those financial services providers which do not fall within the fold of credit institutions as understood under the Banking Act. These Institutions essentially consist of those types of institutions that are not covered by the Banking Act or the Investment Services Act.
- Internet, E-Commerce & ICT Law
Information Communications Technology (ICT), e-Commerce, Media and Internet Law have evolved rapidly over the past decade and now constitute an integral part of the business world, having revolutionized the legal arena in which businesses operate.
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates prides itself of in-depth expertise in all aspects of gaming, based on a thorough understanding of the business and of the specific needs peculiar to different types of operators, whether betting, betting exchanges, casinos, poker rooms, gaming platforms or marketers. The Firm is geared to provide advice going beyond conventional licensing requirements.
- License Applications
In order to provide remote betting/gaming services from Malta, one need to obtain a license of the class appropriate to the operations. Licensees are expected to operate in compliance to the Lotteries and Other Games Act 2001 and the 2004 Regulations, as well as anti-money laundering legislation, electronic commerce legislation and any other relevant law.
- Intellectual Property
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates provides services for the registration of patents, designs, and trademarks, and it also provides legal services for the licensing and regulatory protection of such patents, designs, and trademarks, as well as of copyright materials. For further information on Intellectual Property please contact us.
One of the firm’s strongest practice areas lies within the litigation department. The firm has a number of experienced litigation lawyers, all with an established background in court practice, concentrating primarily on civil and commercial law. The firm has a vast experience in assisting local clients before the Maltese Courts & Tribunals.
The Malta Arbitration Centre was set up to promote and encourage the conduct of domestic arbitration and international commercial arbitration. The Firm has considerable experience in assisting clients during arbitration proceeding and is a promoter of the use of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution.
Malta has a centuries old Maritime tradition. The strategic location of the Maltese Islands at heart of the Mediterranean Sea, its natural harbors, and the entrepreneurial and maritime skills of its people have, since time immemorial, conspired with its history and millennial culture to transform this European sovereign state into an international maritime service center.
- Public Procurement
Mifsud and Mifsud Advocates has experience in advising and assisting clients in the following stages related to public procurement: pre-submission of bid; submission of bid; negotiations; appeals and other related disputes; assistance on interpretation of obligations once contract is awarded; and interpretation of EU procurement rules.
A trust is an obligation which binds a person or persons (called the ‘trustees’) to deal with property over which they have control for the benefit of persons (called the beneficiaries) or for a charitable purpose in accordance with the terms of the trust. A trust may come into existence by an instrument in writing including by a will. A unilateral declaration of trust is also possible.
Dr. Malcolm Mifsud
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Law, Litigation, Transportation
Dr. Cedric Mifsud
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, European Community Law, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Law
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