Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Malta

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Established in 1891, Fenech & Fenech Advocates is a full service firm based in Valletta. The firm employs 36 lawyers, including 12 partners. It is affiliated with Fenlex, a business consultancy service, as well as being part of the TerraLex legal network. 

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is a strong corporate firm that specialises in gaming law, working on acquisitions and financing involving companies in the sector. 

The firm is also experienced in the shipping sector having worked on domestic and cross border acquisitions of ships and shipping companies. 

The firm also has notable presence in the funds space and provides full scope of services to clients in this area.

 

Key clients

Some of the firm’s clients include Argus Group Holding, gaming innovation group, and six west group. 

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Over the research period the firm was active in banking and finance and M&A.

In banking and finance the firm assisted borrowers in cross border financing.

The firm was particularly active in M&A, usually advising buyers. It worked on joint ventures, cross border M&A of assets, and real estate acquisitions. It worked on deals in the aviation, insurance, shipping and gaming sectors. 

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Argus acquisition of FirstUnited Insurance Brokers

Betsson Group €31 million acquisition of Gaming Innovation Group

GE Capital Aviation Services aircraft leasing

Six West Group / Malta Medair joint venture 

Win Systems Group $125 million refinancing 

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Financial services regulatory

“The firm work efficiently and are precise.”

“Assistance about our fiscal corporate structure.”

 

Investment funds

“Extremely responsive, commercial and practical. They are a pleasure to deal with. The essence of professionalism.”

 

M&A

“Swift responses, comprehensive work and it was good to work with them because multiple jurisdictions were involved.”

“We have been impressed by the team's responsiveness, their clarity of advice, and their commercial approach. The project we are working on with Fenech & Fenech is ongoing and we are very pleased to have their support.”

“Very competent, client and result orientated corporate and tax adviser and good value for money.”

 

Private equity

“Efficient and knowledgeable.”

“Integrated approach, covers various fields of law (very convenient, saves time and budget), takes client's needs seriously, professional support and constructive advice.”

 

Project development

“Advisory regarding Maltese laws and taxation system.”

 

Restructuring and insolvency

“Very responsive to our requests and quite knowledgeable about various legal and tax matters affecting companies doing business in Malta.”

 

Joseph Ghio

“Joseph is an excellent lawyer and inspires confidence through his professionalism, integrity and approachable nature.”

 

Josianne Brimmer

“Dr Brimmer is very responsive and takes a commercial approach to delivering advice.”

“She is very efficient and always gets the job done with 100 % correctness. Very bright and very hard working”

“Very competent and responsive, hearing the needs of the client, knowing the business and advising on the risk management.”

 

Monica Galea John

“Extremely responsive and helpful in adding value to the transaction.”

“Quick, competent and highly available.”

 

Rebecca Diacono

“Knowledge of local laws.”

 

Rosanne Bonicci

“Very responsive, team player, client advocate, develops good relationships and brings in other when needed.”

“Constructive, professional, kept promises and exceeded expectations.”

“She does not just execute what's asked. She adds a lot of value showing me key aspects that I was not considering or assuming were just OK. She is very thorough and detailed in her job, well informed about all the regulations and it's a pleasure to deal with her.”

“They are always focusing on solving the problems and work according to your needs.”

 

Sarah Grima

“Extremely responsive and helpful in adding value to the transaction.”