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Regularly involved in structuring and providing general legal advice on trusts and foundations, Ganado Advocates actively provides ongoing assistance to various Maltese based (local and international) trustees, administrators of foundations and other fiduciaries on the regulatory aspects of their fiduciary activities. We regularly assist with the setting up of various types of trusts and foundations governed by Maltese law, including employee benefit trusts, purpose foundations in the context of securitisation transactions, employee share option schemes, and various private trusts and foundations for estate planning and other private purposes. The team has also successfully assisted high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in setting up the first Private Trust Companies (PTCs) in Malta and has, since then, been assisting other clients with setting up family-office style PTCs. More recently, our team has also been assisting clients with the use of foundations in the innovative blockchain field.

Moreover, the firm led the project team that was entrusted with the trust law reform project (which culminated in the extensive 2004 amendments to the Maltese law on trusts and other related legislation), and with the enactment of the 2007 provisions on foundations and other legal organisations.

Our lawyers have also been appointed court legal experts on matters of trust law in domestic proceedings involving trusts and as regularly consulted members of the legal profession when specialist assistance is required. We also assist clients by representing them before the courts of Malta in proceedings concerning trusts and foundations.

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