André Zerafa


Managing Partner | Malta

André Zerafa co-heads Ganado Advocates’ investment services and funds team. André regularly advises promoters on various corporate, regulatory and other legal issues involved in the setting up of asset management firms, administrators, custodians, prime brokers and securitisation vehicles. He also specialises in the structuring and establishment of alternative investment funds, UCITS funds and other retail funds. André was involved in the setting up of the first segregated patrimony umbrella fund in Malta. His team also advises one of Malta’s largest banks on their range of retail funds. André is particularly knowledgeable on the structuring of Maltese limited partnerships and contractual funds.

André also acts as an external examiner and tutor at the University of Malta (Faculty of Laws). He is also a council member of the Maltese Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

As from March 2021, André assumed the role of Managing Partner of Ganado Advocates. He is also an ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


English, Italian, Maltese

André Zerafa maintains a top-tier ranking due to extensive endorsement from clients, who praise his expertise in investment services and fund structures. They describe him as “knowledgeable, practical and responsive.”Chambers Global, 2020

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Managing Partner: 2021
  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2009
  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2007
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2000
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) (Banking & Finance), 2000 (London)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 1999 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A), 1996 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates
  • Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
  • Member of the International Bar Association