Stephen Attard


Partner | Malta

Stephen Attard is the Partner heading the firm’s corporate finance and tax department, and has advised and assisted international clients in respect of Maltese corporate law and tax aspects in a wide range of transactions for more than 25 years. His clients include various internationally-listed corporate groups, financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund promoters and managers, investment funds, privately-held corporate entities, and high-net-worth individuals.

Stephen has contributed directly in drafting various amendments to Malta’s tax laws over the years, including tax rules applicable to companies, yacht and aircraft finance leases, securitisation vehicles, trusts and foundations. Stephen is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences, and is also a lecturer and examiner on trust law at the University of Malta.


English, French, Italian, Maltese

Stephen Attard is an excellent listener capable of transforming the business needs into legal form with surgical precision. The Legal 500, 2022

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2004
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 1992
  • Dip. European Law, 1992 (Belgium)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 1991 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates
  • Member of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
  • Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the International Tax Planning Association
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association