James Debono


Senior Associate | Malta

James Debono is a Senior Associate within Ganado Advocates’ banking and finance team, assisting institutional as well as start up clients on various regulatory matters, particularly in the fintech space, particularly payment and e-money institutions, credit institutions, blockchain and crowdfunding platforms. Besides being involved in financing transactions, James advises clients on corporate matters including formation of companies, corporate governance, and general company law.

Prior to joining the banking and finance team, James formed part of the corporate finance team and the investment services and funds team, focusing on corporate restructurings, and the setting up of investment services providers and funds from the Malta Financial Services Authority.

James is also a visiting lecturer and examiner at the University of Malta.


English, Italian, Maltese

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2024
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2019
  • Ganado Advocates, Advocate: 2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Banking & Finance, 2018 (London)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2015 (Malta)
  • Diploma Notary Public (N.P), 2013 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), 2012 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta