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Banks and other financial institutions are bearing the brunt of unprecedented global and European Union legislative and regulatory development, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for such institutions to manage legal and regulatory risk. Malta is home to an ever-growing number of foreign and local banks and financial institutions.

In addition, as Malta’s financial services sector develops further, a larger number of international banking and financial institutions are coming across Malta in transactional and regulatory work. This necessitates obtaining focused legal advice of how Maltese laws and regulations might impact such international business.

Ganado Advocates has been the trusted advisor to major international banking groups and other financial institutions on all matters of Maltese law for over half a century. Our banking and finance, investment services and funds, capital markets and insurance and pensions teams continue to be at the cutting edge of Maltese legal and regulatory developments.

The firm has long-standing experience in banking and financial law matters and in advising local and international banks and financial institutions, offering a specialised and solution-based approach to clients’ needs.

We are also responsible for issuing a number of industry legal opinions to various international organisations, notably the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). The firm has also leveraged its long-standing experience in banking law and regulatory matters to target the burgeoning e-money and payment services sectors and we continue to focus on these new areas with particular interest.

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André Zerafa

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