André Zerafa


Managing Partner | Malta

André Zerafa is the managing partner of the firm and co-heads the investment services and funds practice. André advises promoters on various corporate, regulatory and other legal issues around the operation and licensing of asset management firms, administrators, custodians, prime brokers and securitisation vehicles. He specialises in the structuring and establishment of alternative investment funds.

André assists institutional investors and financial firms in doing business in Malta through various types of structures. He is one of the leaders of the firm’s energy, sustainability and ESG practice and he also sits on the board of Ganado SARL.

André chairs the Wealth/Asset Management Pillar within the Malta Financial Services Advisory Council (MFSAC). He acts as a council member of the Maltese Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP) and is an external examiner and tutor at the University of Malta (Faculty of Laws).

André is an ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


English, Italian, Maltese

Andre Zerafa is one of the key names for investment funds matters in Malta, assisting clients with the establishment of funds and transactional matters …. described as “decisive and knowledgeable.” Chambers Global, 2022

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