Nicholas Curmi


Partner | Malta

Nicholas Curmi heads Ganado Advocates’ capital markets practice, where he advises on a broad range of securities regulation, structured finance and financial services matters, including private and public offerings of securities and listing on Maltese as well as foreign markets, also assisting listed issuers with their continuing obligations in terms of Malta’s listing rules and all relevant EU securities regulation. Nicholas is admitted to practise law in both Malta and New York.

Nicholas regularly advises on the establishment of securitisation structures. He has represented originators, arrangers and investors in securitisation transactions involving a variety of asset classes and has advised on a number of innovative deals that have made use of the unique benefits offered by Maltese securitisation vehicles. Nicholas was Co-Chair of the Malta EU Council Presidency 2017 Working Party on the proposed EU STS Securitisation Regulation, where he was responsible for leading the technical negotiations on the Regulation on behalf of the EU Council.

Nicholas is admitted to practise law in both Malta and New York.

Other Activities:

• Malta Stock Exchange External Advisory Board: 2016 – Present
• Visiting Lecturer, M.A. Financial Services, University of Malta: 2016 – Present
• New York City Bar Association Committee on Insurance Law: 2010 – 2013
• Associate Editor, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law: 2010 – 2011


English, Italian, Maltese

Nicholas Curmi is a young and energetic partner with whom you can have an open and challenging conversation. His expertise has been crucial for our bond issuance,…’ He is also known to be ‘extremely talented and has a deep understanding of the capital markets space that makes his advice and experience invaluable.’The Legal 500, 2023

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2021
  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2017
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2014
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, New York (USA), Visiting Attorney: 2011-2013
  • Ganado Advocates, Advocate: 2009-2011
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) magna cum laude, 2011 (Fordham, New York, USA)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2009 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2006 (Malta)
  • Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • New York State Bar, Appellate Division – First Judicial Department
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Malta

Latest insights

October 11, 2022

by Nicholas Curmi

October 10, 2022

by Nicholas Curmi

August 29, 2022

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