Leonard Bonello


Partner | Malta

Leonard Bonello is a Partner within Ganado Advocates’ banking and finance team, assisting credit institutions, electronic money institutions and payment institutions in regulatory and other matters including ongoing capital markets issues. Leonard also heads the fintech group at the firm and is involved in assisting a number of blockchain-based projects. He assists financial institutions extensively in financing transactions and other banking operations with a particular focus on derivative contracts.

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


English, Italian, Maltese

Leonard Bonello is a market-leading banking and finance lawyer whose expertise is relied upon in a variety of FinTech and blockchain projects. “….. He provides technical advice that is however practical and easily understood …. he is an authority on all matters relating to banking and payments services.”Chambers FinTech Legal, 2022

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2018
  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2014
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2009
  • Ganado Advocates, Advocate: 2006
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Banking & Finance, 2008 (London)
  • Certificate in Trust Law and Administration, 2006 (Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2006 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A), 2003 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates
  • Member of Blockchain Malta Association

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