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Fenech & Fenech Advocates


198, Old Bakery Street, VLT 1455



Established in 1891, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, is the oldest leading Maltese law firm providing value-driven, tailored legal services across all practice areas spanning  from financial services, tax and asset finance to shipping, aviation and ICT law. Having a largely international practice, the firm is rooted in tradition but committed to innovation and is a recognised leader in a number of other areas.

The firm’s dynamic financial services team draws on the multi-disciplinary expertise of the firm to maximise the potential of international business from the new funds domicile of choice. Whether you are a fund promoter, manager, administrator or depositary, Fenech & Fenech Advocates can guide you through a wealth of opportunities offered by Malta.

The Fenlex group, the firm’s associated management, trust and corporate services provider is recognised as one of the leaders on the island offering  the full range of services relative to companies, trusts and foundations including accountancy, tax and VAT compliance.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is regularly ranked as a top-tier Maltese firm in international legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.

Fenech_and_Fenech Advocates Joseph Ghio

Joseph Ghio


Dr. Joseph Ghio is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, a leading multi-disciplinary Maltese law firm established in 1891, where he co-heads the Financial Services and Aviation Departments. He graduated in 2001 as a Doctor of Laws from the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta and holds a Masters of Arts in Financial Services from the same university. He is a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners of Malta and sits on the Investment Services Committee of the Institute. Besides advising investment services business and investment funds on doing business from or in Malta, he also acts as a director and company secretary (through Fenlex Corporate Services Ltd) for a number of financial services entities licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority. Dr. Ghio’s other professional memberships include the Camera degli Avvocati of Malta, the International Bar Association, the European Air Law Association and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Dr. Ghio is ranked as a leading Maltese practitioner in Financial Services and Corporate/Commercial by the Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

Fenech_and_Fenech Advocates Rosanne Bonnici

Rosanne Bonnici


Dr. Rosanne Bonnici is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, a leading multi-disciplinary Maltese law firm established in 1891, where she heads the Tax Department (recognized as the leading tax law practice in Malta), the Trusts & Foundations Department and the Company Law Department, and co-heads the Financial Services Department. She graduated in 1993 as a Doctor of Laws from the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta and holds a Master of Arts degree in financial services from the same university.

An experienced tax and finance lawyer practising since 1993, Dr. Bonnici has close to 20 years’ experience in practising tax and financial services law in Malta. Dr. Bonnici is experienced in financial services, assisting promoters of investment funds and investment services providers doing business in or from Malta, group restructuring, domestic and international taxation, tax efficient cross-border structures, restructuring projects and tax planning structures, corporate law, trusts and foundations, HNWIs.

Dr. Bonnici is a founder member, past Deputy President and Fellow of the Malta Institute of Taxation; an elected council member, Honorary Secretary, member of Tax Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners; member of the International Fiscal Association, the International Tax Planning Association, the International Bar Association and is the Malta member responsible for Tax for International Lawyer Referral.

She is also a past visiting lecturer in Tax at the University of Malta.

Dr. Bonnici is the winner of the World Finance 2011 ‘Best Tax Consultant – Malta’ award and is regularly ranked as a leading tax and financial services lawyer in Chambers, World Tax (International Tax Review), the Legal 500, Citywealth Leaders List and the International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers.


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