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Welcome To Dingli & Dingli Law Firm

Dingli & Dingli Law Firm is a medium sized, 4th generation family tradition and boutique style Maltese law firm which can trace its humble beginnings to the year 1917, still at the time of British rule, when Roberto Dingli was granted the warrant to practice as a Legal Procurator by H.E. Field Marshall Lord Methuen, then Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Island of Malta and its Dependencies.

The Firm is centrally located in Malta’s historic capital city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the over 100 year old prestigious West End Buildings, at number 18 South Street, Valletta.

The Partners of the Firm are assisted by a number of Senior Associates and Associates specialised in various branches of the law, together with a team of administrative and compliance personnel.

The Firm handles all types of legal work, and is especially active in the fields of :

  • maritime law (including the registration of ships and yachts)
  • ship finance (including the registration of mortgages)
  • aviation law (including the registration of aircraft)
  • aircraft finance (including the registration of mortgages)
  • company law (including company incorporation and management)
  • financial services, trusts and foundations
  • tax law,
  • immigration law (including citizenship and residency)
  • intellectual property law
  • real estate law
  • inheritance law
  • employment law
  • litigation and arbitration.
  • sports law

The Firm is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide the full range of CSP services in terms of the Company Service Providers Act.

The Firm provides fiduciary and trustee services through its licensed fiduciary company DG Fiduciary Limited, which also functions as administrator for foundations.

Accountancy, tax, VAT and payroll support services are offered to the Firm’s clients through its associated licensed accounting service provider Q Global Ltd.

In this manner, the Firm has the capacity to offer a competitive and efficient one-stop personalised service to its clients.

The Firm also functions as the Malta Designated Office for the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, as well as for the Maritime Authority of Jamaica.

The Firm can effectively communicate in English, Maltese, Italian, Greek, Spanish and French. There is also a basic command of German and Russian.

The Firm has advised a number of multinational corporations and Authorities. Thanks to its readiness to learn quickly, the Firm has oftentimes accepted to take on assignments in new areas of practice, taking pride in its success, and building up on its area of expertise.

The Firm is renowned for its 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.

The Firm does not advertise its services, nor disclose names of clients, both as a matter of policy, as well as in strict compliance with the dictates of applicable law and local high standards of professional ethics.

It can modestly be asserted that the Firm’s robust international reputation has been built mainly by word of mouth, by way of personal introduction and recommendation on the part of satisfied clients. Former adversaries have also been known to have become clients of the Firm.

There have been many exciting legislative innovations adopted by various Maltese Governments in recent years, which have witnessed significant growth both for the country 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 by the international community as a viable and favourable jurisdiction in which or from which to transact business. 

Malta’s entry as a member of the European Union in 2004, followed by its adoption of the Euro in 2007, has opened up a wide window of opportunity. This has not been without its challenges, but obstacles are there to be overcome, and the Firm leaves no stone unturned to face the future with a high degree of confidence and expectation.