Careers

Let's Go Further, Together!

At GVZH, we invest in human capital and we always welcome applications from talented professionals looking to develop their career in a fast paced environment. If you have the drive to succeed, we would love to hear from you!

At GVZH, we are committed to attract, retain and develop outstanding talent within our organisation. Our continued success relies on our ability to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can contribute towards delivering outstanding service to our clients.

Are You Amongst The Best And The Brightest?

GVZH Advocates seeks talented lawyers driven by curiosity, ambition and a determination to succeed. The firm is a dynamic, full-service commercial legal practice, advising predominantly on cross-border transactions and structures offering attractive opportunities for professional growth and development.
If you are a smart, energetic and a motivated individual, having a solid academic track-record and seeking a fulfilling legal career, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Preference will be given to candidates having post-graduate qualification in one or more of the following areas of law

• Company Law
• Corporate Finance & Capital Markets
• International Finance
• Tax
• Financial Services & Fintech
• Investment Services
• Trusts & Foundations
• Intellectual Property Law
• Competition Law
• Technology Law
• Employment & Industrial Relations
• Aviation & Yachting

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Career Path

Senior Positions

Corporate & Financial Services Lawyers

GVZH Advocates is looking to fill positions with highly driven lawyers with a background in corporate, finance and financial services law, as part of its Corporate, Financial Services and Banking & Finance practice, servicing a sophisticated and predominantly international client base.

The chosen candidates must have a minimum of three years’ work experience, a good academic background, a drive to succeed and a good foundation in civil, corporate and financial services law.

Candidates must possess the ability to work diligently and handle complex matters within a fast-paced environment.

An attractive remuneration and benefits package that is commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered to the chosen candidates.

Interested applicants are asked to send their CV together with a cover letter by email to hr@gvzh.mt by 17th May 2024. All applications will be handled with the utmost discretion.

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Associates

Employment Lawyer

Job Purpose

Forming part of the Employment and Immigration Team  you will be involved with advising on, structuring and handling a wide spectrum of transactions which will include the employment and immigration aspect of legal due diligences, contract negotiating, drafting and review, day-to-day advice on employment related matters, drafting of employment policies, TUPEs, redundancies and collective redundancies and disciplinary measures, working very closely with the senior associates and partners responsible for the clients or tasks at hand. In the performance of your professional duties, you will be exposed to a wide variety of businesses undertakings, both local and foreign-controlled. 

Job duties and responsibilities

– Advising on a wide spectrum of employment issues
– Contract drafting and review, assisting clients in reviewing and negotiating employment contracts
– Advising on disciplinary matters, including forming part of independent disciplinary boards
– Whistleblower protection, support and protect whistleblowers, ensuring their rights are safeguarded
– Drafting and amending policies and procedures for clients
– Contributing to legal due diligence exercises
– Advising on more complex TUPE, redundancy and collective redundancy measures
– Client representation in any Industrial Tribunal cases
– Legal research and analysis, staying abreast of employment laws and regulations to ensure accurate and up-to-date legal advice
– Organizing engagements and workflows
– Leading and co-ordinating business development initiatives
– Managing client relationships
– Keeping abreast of legal and regulatory developments in the employment sphere
– Developing and contributing towards the development of the organization’s knowledge base, by giving on-the job training, participating in academic initiatives and publishing articles and analyses
– Developing and contributing towards the organisation’s traineeship and young lawyer programme through mentoring and training initiatives

Qualities

– Excellent written and verbal communication in both English and Maltese
– Command of any other languages would be considered an asset
– Motivated and organized
– Strong analytical skills
– Meticulous attention to detail
– Collaborative

Qualifications and Experience

The chosen candidates must be a holder of a warrant to practice as an Advocate in Malta and must have more than 2 years’ experience handling employment related work in Malta.

Interested applicants are asked to send their CV together with a cover letter by email to hr@gvzh.mt by 29th February 2024. All applications will be handled with the utmost discretion.

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Private International Law, Real Estate & Civil Lawyers

GVZH Advocates is looking to fill positions with highly driven lawyers with a background in civil law, the law relating to real estate, planning and development and private international law, as part of its Civil and Commercial practice, servicing a sophisticated and predominantly international client base.

The chosen candidates must have a minimum of three years’ work experience, a good academic background, a drive to succeed and a good foundation in civil, real estate and/or private international law.

Candidates must possess the ability to work diligently and handle complex matters within a fast-paced environment.

An attractive remuneration and benefits package that is commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered to the chosen candidates.

Interested applicants are asked to send their CV together with a cover letter by email to hr@gvzh.mt by 17th May 2024. All applications will be handled with the utmost discretion.

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What are the principal benefits and advantages of working with GVZH?

Here are the main benefits of working with us:

Exposure to a variety of cross-border legal work

At GVZH we work on a wide array of significant transactions and provide legal, regulatory and advisory support to a diverse and sophisticated client base. This exposure allows you to gain hands-on experience, constantly learning about the workings of the business world, applying a variety of laws and regulations, and developing versatile research and analytical skills, all of which will enable you to devise the skill-set to provide elegant legal solutions to complex real world problems. 

Early in your career you could be handling client consultations, drafting legal documents, conducting research, and attending multi-party transaction negotiations. This diverse experience will serve as a valuable foundation for your professional growth as a well-rounded commercial law practitioner.

Hands-On Experience and Responsibility

It is a key objective at GVZH that young lawyers are directly involved in client-facing work and are given the opportunity to take on significant responsibilities, working very closely with senior lawyers within the firm. This approach provides young lawyers with experience that serves to accelerate the learning process, enhance legal skills, and build confidence in structured environment.

Mentorship and Guidance

At GVZH young lawyers have direct access to senior attorneys and partners who serve as mentors and provide guidance. This close working relationship promotes personalized mentorship, allowing young lawyers to learn from experienced practitioners. We believe that mentorship is instrumental in developing legal knowledge, honing advocacy skills, and navigating the complexities of the legal profession in today’s world.

Increased Visibility and Recognition

The firm provides young lawyers with ongoing opportunities to make meaningful academic contributions as a means towards building recognition for their knowledge, work and experience. As a very tight-knit group of professionals, the firm provides an environment where efforts and achievements are noticed and encouraged by senior attorneys and partners, paving the way towards increased responsibilities, promotions, and career advancement within the firm. 

Work-Life Balance

GVZH offers a flexible work environment based on consistent performance. While the legal profession is known for demanding hours, we recognize that providing room for work-life harmony and a high degree of autonomy within the firm’s framework serve to create an environment of productive and ambitious professionals who are driven towards achieving positive outcomes effectively and efficiently.

Decision-Making Opportunities

Within the firm we encourage young lawyers to develop intellectual autonomy and to actively contribute towards the firm’s community-driven decision-making approach, avoiding top-down, draconian hierarchical decision-making practices. Young lawyers with the right mindset have the opportunity to shape strategies, make critical legal decisions, and contribute to the firm’s overall direction. This approach serves to enable you to contribute towards the development of valuable leadership skills, apply considered legal judgment, and take ownership of work tasks and responsibilities as a basis towards achieving your own professional goals.

Stronger Sense of Community

At GVZH community is key. We actively foster a close-knit and supportive work environment intended to develop strong professional relationships and camaraderie between colleagues. This sense of community creates a positive work atmosphere, fosters collaboration, and provides a network of support throughout our professional careers.

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Foundation

Looking for mentoring to be the best Corporate and Financial Services lawyer you can be?

What to expect

As a firm, we focus on continuous professional and personal growth because we know that having access to the best educational development throughout your career is imperative. You require it, and our clients deserve it!

We have developed an extensive curriculum for our interns, which means that joining GVZH Advocates will give you hands-on exposure to real business issues requiring practical legal solutions.

Taking advantage of our programme will help you broaden and deepen your exposure to legal practice in the real world, as you are mentored by leading professionals in a dynamic and creative environment.

We take pride in fostering the growth and development of every member of our team, and strive to create an environment where each individual feels empowered to contribute to our firm-wide commitment to diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging.

What we are looking for

We are searching for intellectually inquisitive and dedicated law students in their fourth and fifth year of their studies with a strong academic foundation looking to pursue a career in Commercial Law.

If you are interested in participating submit an application letter, along with a cover letter, a CV and an updated university transcript.

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Benefits

We offer unique career opportunities to our legal and support professionals, in a challenging and rewarding environment.

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Support in Training & Development

We are committed to the continuous learning and development to enable our staff to develop individual skills.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We care about important social issues and try to give back to the community as much as we can.

Dynamic & Energetic Environment

Work within a young, supportive team of professionals and a dynamic, fast paced environment !

Work in the Heart of Valletta

The firm’s offices are situated right in the heart of Malta’s beautiful capital city, Valletta!

Social Committee

The firm’s social committee organises a range of social activities which all team members can join!

Health Insurance

GVZH offers health insurance as the team’s physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing is important to us.