Employment & Pensions

GANADO has been a long standing leader in Malta with assisting clients with solutions relating to Employment and Pensions law.

Employment and Industrial Relations

Our Employment & Pensions Team acts for many of the islands’ employers on an array of areas such as the drafting of contracts of employment, employment handbooks, employment policies, share option schemes, pension schemes and other related documents. GANADO also assists clients in relation to dismissals, termination of employment, redundancies (including collective redundancies), matters relative to employee information and consultation, the transfer of undertakings and employee protection, employment discrimination and harassment, industrial disputes and all types of litigation connected with such matters.

GANADO has in fact defended employers in the industrial tribunal since the tribunal’s establishment and has also a long standing experience in defending clients in employment disputes in front of the Maltese civil courts and the Malta court of appeal.

GANADO is also the majority shareholder in a service company named Opus Corporate Services Limited which provides employers with specialised advice and focused assistance relative to the immigration of executives into Malta and the obtaining of the relative work permits, residence permits and other documentation necessary for expats to work in Malta. Opus also provides specialised payroll services for small to medium enterprises which have established themselves in Malta.

GANADO in collaboration with Opus also publishes an employment law newsletter and organises a number of employment related courses and case studies in conjunction with the Malta Employers Association, the Institute of Legal Studies and other national and international organisations, aimed at ensuring that its clients and constantly updated with legal developments in this area of law.

Private Pensions

Our Employment & Pensions Team also assists clients with the setting-up and authorisation of Trustees, Retirement Scheme Administrators and Asset Managers wanting to assist with the investment of pension funds. GANADO has indeed assisted the majority of Malta’s licensed retirement scheme administrators and pension schemes to obtain their licences required to operate in Malta and it has also assisted IORPs with obtaining registration in Malta in line with the relative EU Directive on the matter. A large number of our clients have also proceeded to seek QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) or QNUPS (Qualified Non-UK Pension Scheme) status in the United Kingdom or similar overseas registrations.

Related Practice Areas

GANADO regularly advises both multinationals and locals regarding their Maltese data protection obligations ranging from the more mundane registration of processes with the local data protection regulatory authority and drafting of privacy policies for the firm’s client base to advising on complex transactions involving global data transfers and advising on the data protection aspects of large scale data theft, losses and cyber terrorism.

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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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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 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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