About the FirmThe Firm's offices, housed in the over 100 year old West End Buildings, at 18/2 South Street, Valletta VLT 1102, are very prestigiously and centrally located in Malta's historic capital city which is a World Heritage Site.
The Firm is, by Malta's standards, medium sized. The present Partners of the Firm are Dr. Kevin F. Dingli LL.D., LL.M. (Lond.), KM (Managing Partner), Dr. Tonio Grech LL.D., Dr. Suzanne Shaw LL.D., LL.M. (IMLI), Dr. Vitorine Bajada B.A., LL.D., DIP.TAX. and Dr. Lorna Mifsud Cachia B.A., Mag. Juris (Eur & Comp. Law), LL.D, Adv. Trib. Eccles. Melit. The Partners are assisted by a number of Associates specialised in various branches of law.
The Firm enjoys a solid reputation for efficiency and effectiveness, leading to results. This is achieved through the deployment of a strong team effort when handling assignments, harnessing the power of partnership to the full.
Although the Firm handles all types of legal work, it is especially active in the fields of maritime law (including the registration of ships, yachts and mortgages), ship finance, admiralty, company law (including company incorporation and management), international tax planning, financial services, aviation law, intellectual property law, investment, permanent residency, real estate, succession and trusts.
The Firm functions as the Malta Designated Office for the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, as well as for the Maritime Authority of Jamaica.
It is also authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide CSP Services in terms of the Maltese Company Service Providers Act.
The Firm provides fiduciary and trustee services through its officially licensed fiduciary company DG Fiduciary Limited which also functions as administrator for Foundations.
The Firm also offers accountancy support services to its clients through its associated accounting service provider Q Global Accounting Ltd.
The Firm has advised a number of multinational corporations and Authorities, and thanks to its readiness to learn quickly has not infrequently committed itself to accepting assignments in completely new areas of practice, taking additional pride in its success.
The Firm is fluent in Maltese, English, Italian, French, Greek and Spanish, having also a basic understanding of German and Russian.
The Firm does not advertise its services, both as a matter of policy as well as in strict compliance with the dictates of local professional ethics.
It could be modestly said that the Firm's strong international reputation has been built mainly by way of personal introduction and recommendation.
There have been many exciting legislative innovations adopted by the Maltese Government in recent years, which have been years of substantial growth both for Malta as well as for the Firm, giving rise to a number of interesting and sometimes unique opportunities for international investors. Malta is indeed being increasingly looked upon as a viable and favourable jurisdiction by the international community.
Malta's entry as a member of the European Union in 2004 has opened wide the window of opportunity, and the Firm leaves no stone unturned to face the future with confidence and expectation.