Private Clients

GANADO provides legal advice and assistance to high-net worth individuals and their families, foundations, trustees, family offices and other wealth management service providers in connection with the planning and structuring of their own or their clients’ private wealth and assets.

Our team of advisors can assist in providing guidance and solutions in relation to the Maltese legal, regulatory and tax aspects of such structures for the benefit of private clients of the firm. Some of Malta’s incentives which could be of interest to private clients are:

  • “High Net Worth Individual” preferential tax status;
  • Tax residency in Malta;
  • VAT benefits for pleasure yachts and private jets;
  • “Highly Qualified Person” status;
  • Pension schemes recognised as QROPS;
  • Tax transparency of trusts; and
  • Option for Foundations to be taxed as companies or trusts.

We are able to offer the resources of lawyers and other professional advisors in various practice areas at GANADO, with lawyers and advisors having expertise in tax, estate planning, immigration, banking, real estate, pensions and dispute resolution. The depth of resources enable us to tailor-make solutions according to each client’s specific needs and wishes.

Related Practice Areas

GANADO has a leading and well-developed corporate practice. It regularly advises a broad portfolio of international corporate clients on commercial and corporate law matters and provides company administration support services.

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Commercial and Contract Law is at the centre of every activity performed by GANADO’s lawyers. Apart from the various aspects dealt with in the specific practice areas, the firm assists traders, corporate entities and private individuals alike in the more generic and non-sector specific aspects of commercial and contract law.

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GANADO has an extensive and well respected Court practice, concentrated mainly around commercial and maritime litigation.

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The Malta Individual Investor Programme is the first of its kind to have had its validity officially recognised by the European Commission.

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As one of the pioneers of the private pensions industry in Malta, GANADO has reaped the benefits of its foresight and occupies the enviable position of leader in this fast growing sector.

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GANADO assists its clients with all matters relating to commercial or private real estate deals, whether relating to the acquisition of property of all sizes, the leasing of offices or the structuring and setting up of a real estate property fund authorised by the Malta Financial Service Authority. Ancillary services include litigation relating to immovable property, and the payment and redemption of ground rents.

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GANADO provides Maltese tax advice to a variety of international corporate entities out of which a good number are listed on international stock exchanges. These include financial institutions, insurers, investment funds, fund managers, pension funds, private equity groups and shipping entities. We also advise private clients from across the globe on a range of tax matters.

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GANADO’s Corporate team registers marks on a regular basis in the national trademark register for a variety of business organisations, especially in the international pharmaceutical and food industries. We provide guidance on the documents and formalities required for the registration and assignment of trademarks as well as a long-term trademark renewal service.

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GANADO has led the project team that was entrusted with the Trust Law Reform project (which culminated in the extensive 2004 amendments to the Maltese law on trusts, and other related legislation), and with the enactment of the 2007 provisions on foundations and other legal organisations. The Trusts and Foundations practice is regularly involved in structuring, and providing general legal advice on, trusts and foundations in Malta, and is also responsible for ongoing assistance to various Maltese based (local and international) trustees.

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GANADO has a team of professional advisors with a range of expertise and experience to advice and assist yacht owners and their financiers with all transactions involving yachts and superyachts including registration and leasing.

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