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Malta’s accession as a full Member State of the EU proved to be a watershed year for the establishment of Malta as an international financial services centre. As a result of EU accession, Malta has overseen the establishment of a considerable number of credit institutions, electronic money institution and payments institution. All of these institutions fall within the responsibility of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) who is the single regulator vested with responsibility to regulate and supervise financial services in Malta.

Ganado Advocates is widely recognised by clients and peers as having considerable depth and experience in most aspects of banking and finance law. One of our major strengths is our long and continuing involvement in international ship finance, an activity which has provided a sound infrastructure for our firm’s banking, finance and insurance work to develop strongly.

The firm advises local and international banks and financial institutions on the whole spectrum of banking and finance, including asset finance, project finance, acquisition finance and notably structured finance. As testimony to its standing in international finance circles, the firm has also been commissioned to issue 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). We have also leveraged our long-standing experience in banking law matters to target the burgeoning e-money and payment services sectors.

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