James Farrugia


Partner | Malta

James Farrugia is the Partner heading the firm’s financial services regulatory practice. He focuses on the asset management, investment services, funds and fintech sectors. James is able to offer clients sound insight and practical solutions to their regulatory challenges. He has also been actively involved in assisting a number of blockchain-based projects.

James regularly contributes to international journals and has addressed a number of local and international conferences focusing on this sector.


English, Italian, Maltese

James Farrugia is very knowledgeable about digital assets and related regulations and very pragmatic. His team is super responsive and client friendly.The Legal 500, 2023

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2015
  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2008
  • Malta Financial Services Authority: 2001 - 2008
  • Master of Science (International Securities, Investments and Banking), 2005 (Reading)
  • Master of Arts (Financial Services), 2004 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), 2000 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), 1998 (Malta)
  • Certified Public Accountant, 2003