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Chambers and Partners FinTech Legal Rankings 2021 – GTG Advocates retains Firm and Top Lawyer Ranking

Chambers and Partners, the leading global legal directory, just released its Malta 2021 FinTech Legal rankings. It is with pleasure that we announce that GTG Advocates has been once again top rated and ranked.

Chambers and Partners is the leading independent global guide to the legal profession and this year GTG Advocates has built upon its strong reputation across a large number of practice areas. The FinTech Legal directory provides full, in-depth and comprehensive analysis of law firms and consultancy firms in Malta that are active within the Fintech space. GTG Advocates has been highly rated by Chambers and Partners, and awarded Band 2 status in the FinTech sector.

Commenting on GTG AdvocatesChambers reaffirms that the firm is “held in high regard for the depth of its expertise in blockchain and virtual currency mandates. The firm has acted as the legal advisers for the Maltese regulators, often collaborating with them in drafting various regulatory instruments, including the Virtual Financial Assets Act and the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act. GTG is noted for additional expertise in data protection and intellectual property.

Feedback from clients to Chambers on GTG Advocates included 

“They handle complex work. Prompt, efficient and they solve problems.”

“They are very well versed and esteemed in FinTech and blockchain space.”

Work highlights included

“Counselled the Maltese Financial Services Authority on virtual currency matters, especially on rulebook amendments, consultations, guidelines and subsidiary legislation.”

Notable Individuals

Apart from GTG Advocates’ firm ranking, GTG Advocates are proud to also announce that Managing Partner Dr Ian Gauci has once again been ranked at the highest possible individual ranking, having been ranked as a Band 1 Fintech Leading Individual.

Chambers and Partners also comment that  Dr Ian Gauci is an individual who “exhibits strong capabilities across all aspects of the FinTech industry, including in technology, data protection and intellectual property matters. He enjoys and excellent reputation in relation to blockchain and virtual currency issues and was closely involved with regulatory authorities in drafting and creating new legislation concerning these subject matters.”

Sources also attested that Ian “is a great lawyer” and “an expert in the field of tech”.

In his first comments, Dr Gauci was grateful for the sterling work carried out in particular by Dr Cherise Abela Grech and Dr Terence Cassar who form part of the FinTech team. He expressed his satisfaction for this prestigious recognition and thanked all clients and peers for their trust.