This department is led by Dr Matthew Brincat, and covers a wide range of corporate and commercial disciplines. Its spheres of operation extend to Financial Services; Trusts, including the setting up, operation, varying and termination of Trusts as well as offering trustee services; foreign investment and the direction of local investment abroad; corporate law, including company restructuring and reorganisation; mergers and acquisitions; project financing; bank trade facilities; partnership; licensing and franchising; agency and distribution; tax issues, particularly cross-border taxation and avoidance of double taxation; setting up of Professional Investor Funds and on-line gaming licences.
A fast growing area within this department is that concerning strategic estate management. The department has frequently given advice to large corporate clients on the issue of the transition of wealth to future generations. Alongside this sector the firm nurtures a strong Employment and Public Procurement Law service which boasts experience and value.
This Department also encompasses the following divisions:
- The Telecommunications and Entertainment Division which often advises large corporate clients such as general telecommunications, television, record and filming companies. The department has offered assistance and advice to large film productions and to budding artists in the entertainment industry alike. The Firm, moreover, offers its professional assistance to the actual independent operators in these spheres on asset and property management through its other departments.
- The International Tax Planning Division which has acquired a reputation for original, timely and practical solutions. Our tax work is always clearly directed at helping our clients achieve business objectives.
- The Intellectual Property Division. The team frequently deals with copyright infringements and offers advice on matters concerning intellectual property rights in general.