Vaults 13-15, The Valletta Waterfront

Phone: (+356) 22030000
Fax: (+356) 21237277

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Primary Contact
Italo Ellul
  • Office: +356 22030000
Alternate Contact 1
Tonio Ellul
  • Office: (+356) 99476110
Alternate Contact 2
Pierre Mifsud
  • Office: (+356) 99421212

About this Firm

EMD is an established Maltese firm providing traditional legal services as well as specialized legal and advisory services to its clients both in Malta and overseas. EMD has grown over the years to boast a strong international practice with particular emphasis on a number of niche areas including tax law, financial services, trust law, taxation law, corporate law, intellectual property, ship and yacht registration, aviation and aircraft registration, immigration and residence, aviation, employment law, media and entertainment law, immovable property and construction law.

Based in state-of-the-art offices at the Valletta Waterfront, we seek to ensure that our clients’ needs are met in the most efficient and cost effective manner. We seek to achieve this by understanding our clients’ needs and implementing the best solutions for their requirements. The firm’s partners are assisted by a team of associate advocates, paralegal staff, accountants, tax consultants and advisors. Particular emphasis is placed on a transparent and close relationship with each client. Our organizational structure is geared towards providing a personalized service to all our clients, both in Malta and overseas. A client deals with only one partner, with other professionals within the firm being called in on an ad hoc basis according to the nature of the assignment.

The ethos of the firm is to provide its clients with a one-stop-shop service both with regards to, primarily legal services, but also with regards to those ancillary services which clients may require to set up and maintain a company or a business in Malta or acquire Maltese residence. Consequently, one can find all services under one roof with one sole point of contact, rather than having different providers for different services.

EMD is also, at times, requested by other firms to provide advice and assistance both in Malta and overseas. Furthermore, through our extensive network of foreign correspondent firms, particularly in Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia, EMD is able to source expertise which may be required in connection with specific engagements relating to such territories. Over the past months, EMD has been involved in assisting clients seeking to set up operations in Libya or involving the Libyan market, this is particularly due to the geographical proximity of Malta with Libya. Partners and staff are members of the Malta Chamber of Advocates, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), amongst others.

EMD places great emphasis on continued education and its staff attend training programmes and informative seminars on various legal topics on a regular basis. Furthermore, various partners and staff members lecture at the University of Malta and other educational institutions.

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial and Business Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Entertainment
  • Family Law
  • Franchise
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations
  • IP and Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • International Business and trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • Maritime Law/Admiralty
  • Media and Communications
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Public Utilities and Administrative
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sports
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Logistics

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