Camilleri Preziosi is a leading Maltese law firm with a commitment to deliver an efficient service to clients by combining technical excellence with a solution driven approach to the practice of law.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our practice and all our lawyers advise across a broad range of areas. Each lawyer within the firm will have a specific area or areas of practice that indicates a particular competence and experience in that sector, but he or she does not practice exclusively in that area.
Our clients work with lawyers they know well, and who know them and their businesses. The close relationships we develop and the keen interest we take in our clients’ businesses enable us to give practical and effective advice.
Today, the firm is a specialised practice focusing on domestic and international transactions in the field of corporate and commercial law and in the financial services sector.
The level of specialisation within the firm and its lawyers’ constant exposure to commercial considerations enable us to advise on the most complex of commercial transactions. Our experience and specialisation give us an invaluable depth and range of legal expertise and commercial experience.
We combine innovation in thought and technical excellence in the law to offer clients a quality service. Our approach is to understand our clients’ key business drivers and to provide an integrated, solution-driven and business-oriented service that adds real value to our clients.
Louis read law between 1983 and 1988 and was admitted to the profession in 1989. He joined Camilleri Preziosi as an associate in 1993 and was invited to partnership in 1995. Currently he heads the Banking and Finance practice Group at Camilleri Preziosi, which incorporates the corporate, banking, tax, and insurance units of the firm.
His area of expertise is principally banking, corporate finance, and M&A where he has been actively involved since the beginning of his career.
During his career he has worked on a number of assignments in his particular areas of expertise acting for both local and foreign clients. He has led the Camilleri Preziosi team on a number of Mergers and Acquisition transactions, both local and for international corporates, as well as capital markets assignments acting mostly for issuers of both equity and debt instruments. His expertise in this area has also involved him in advising the Government of Malta on a number of privatisation engagements including the privatisation of the then telecoms incumbent and Malta’s international airport. Banking has also been a major area of focus acting for banks and other funding institutions extensively in financing transactions and other banking operations..
Louis is a lecturer on “Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts” in the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta and an examiner in Commercial Law at the University of Malta. He is also a speaker in various conferences on topics within his area of expertise.
LL.D – University of Malta
LL.M Corporate & Commercial Law – University of London
Member of the Chamber of Advocates
Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Laragh commenced her professional career as an Associate with Camilleri Preziosi in 2003 and was appointed Partner as of 1 January 2010. Laragh, together with Louis de Gabriele, heads the Corporate and Finance Group. Laragh specialises in investment funds, asset management, banking and corporate finance. She is also actively involved in capital markets, having advised various companies on the process of listing equity and/or debt securities on both the Official List and the Second Tier Market of the Malta Stock Exchange and subsequently advising them on their continuing obligations as listed companies. She also advises credit institutions licensed in terms of Maltese law. In addition, Laragh has advised both local and foreign entities in the provision of investment services in Malta, ranging from the fund management, investment advice and fund administration to the incorporation and/or domiciliation of funds in Malta together with the licensing of collective investment schemes in Malta both as retail and non-retail funds as well as open-ended and closed-ended schemes.
Other areas which Laragh is involved in include both international and local corporate finance transactions, intellectual, aircraft and property financing and trusts.
LL.D - University of Malta
LL.M Banking & Finance- University of London
Diploma in Taxation
Certificate in Trust Law and Administration
Member of the Chamber of Advocates
Member of the Supervisory Counsel of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners- Investment Sub-Committee
Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation
Member of the International Bar Association