Managing Partner

Andrew J. Zammit

Andrew is the firm’s managing partner and is actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, licensing of financial services businesses with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and asset-financing transactions. He is particularly active in advising businesses within the TMT space, having pioneered the licensing of various fintech and online gaming operators in Malta, and led various corporate acquisitions which most notably include the sale of Malta’s largest quad telecoms player and some of the more significant online gaming operators.

Andrew currently holds the position of Council Member of the Institute for Financial Services Practitioners.

Education & Court Admissions

Andrew graduated from the University of Malta in 1999 (Doctorate of Laws) and subsequently pursued a Masters of Law degree at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) in the areas of Company Law, Financial Services Regulation, The Law of International Finance and International Trade Law, which he completed successfully in 2000.

Memberships

Malta Chamber of Advocates | International Bar Association | International Tax Planning Association | International Fiscal Association | Employment Law Alliance | International Masters of Gaming Law | Institute for Financial Services Practitioners | FinanceMalta | Malta Maritime Law Association.

Languages

Andrew is fluent in English, Maltese, Italian and French.

TESTIMONIALS

Legal500 | 2021 Edition: Leading Individual – Commercial, Corporate and M&A | Clients highlight that Andrew Zammit is ‘very responsive; business-minded, practical advice.’

Chambers & Partners | 2021 Europe Edition: Andrew Zammit is considered by a client to be a “very knowledgeable lawyer with business sense and drive” and is singled out by one source as “one of the best gaming lawyers in Europe.”

Legal500 | 2021 Edition: Leading Individual – Commercial, Corporate and M&A | ‘Andrew Zammit is simply outstanding. Commercial, fast and experienced.

Chambers & Partners | 2020 Edition: Andrew Zammit acts for clients on the buy and sell sides of corporate transactions. Clients appreciate his “ability to communicate the strategy and rationale behind his advice.” They also highlight that he is “efficient in working under tight deadlines in complex transactions, while demonstrating a friendly approach and great interpersonal skills.”

Chambers & Partners | 2019 Edition: Andrew Zammit acts for financial services clients on M&A transactions and finance mandates. Clients value his availability, with one source noting: “When we ask for thoughts straight away he is extremely helpful,” and they appreciate his efficiency in “working to extremely tight schedules.”

Chambers & Partners | 2018 Edition: Managing partner Andrew Zammit is experienced in a wide range of corporate law, including assisting clients with employment-related matters as well as financings and transactions. Market commentators recognise him for his “big thinking” and leadership.

Chambers & Partners | 2017 Edition: Andrew Zammit is deemed sharp and hard-working and has all the good qualities that a lawyer should have.

Andrew Zammit | Chambers 2021 Ranking | GVZH Advocates