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Malta’s unique hybrid judicial system is the product of various influences coming in from different legal systems throughout the years. The Maltese judicial system, comprising courts and tribunals for the resolution of all forms of legal disputes, provides for various offices including judges, magistrates, commissioners for justice, adjudicators, assistants and arbitrators.

There is an array of options available to litigants in the area of dispute resolution in Malta, court litigation being the most popular. Other forms of dispute resolution systems include arbitration, mediation, tribunals and boards. Malta also provides other modes of dispute resolution outside of court, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Ganado Advocates’ litigation and dispute resolution team has an extensive and well-respected litigation and arbitration practice, concentrated mainly around commercial and maritime litigation, covering highly technical and specialised disputes. It is one of the leading dispute resolution teams in Malta.

A notable amount of litigation involves an international commercial dimension in the areas of admiralty law, banking, insurance, gaming, corporate, international commercial arbitration, intellectual property, contractual disputes, insolvency, public procurement, competition and debt collection for foreign creditors including enforcement of foreign judgements and awards. The team assists many local and foreign clients in their lawsuits before Maltese courts, arbitration and international fora in specialised areas such as fund litigation and disputes involving documentary credits.

The team has assisted clients at the Maltese Superior Courts, specialised tribunals, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, international arbitrations under the leading rules (ICC, LCIA) and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Key contacts

Louis Cassar Pullicino

Managing Partner

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Antoine G. Cremona FCIArb

Partner

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