GTG Advocates has been ranked in the 2020 Corporate/Commercial: Gaming & Licensing category by Chambers and Partners. This adds on to GTG’s rankings in the Fintech’s category, thus placing the firm as one of the leading technology law firms in Malta.
In the editorial accompanying the rankings, Chambers describe GTG Advocates as “Regularly assists Maltese-based gaming companies with licensing applications before domestic and international regulatory authorities. Also notably active on the intersection between gaming and technology law, as well as advising gaming sector clients on data protection compliance.”
The editorial quotes interviewees who describe GTG’s team as “really responsive, understands the regulatory environment and provides practical, straightforward advice.” Clients appreciate that the lawyers are “always considerate when they provide a suggestion,” it continues.
Managing Partner Dr Ian Gauci and Partner Mr Reuben Portanier were also individually ranked as an independent recognition of their expertise in this field.
Clients described Dr Gauci as “very responsive” and particularly mention his work in the technology field, saying that he is “one of the major brains behind” Malta’s fintech regulations. Dr Gauci has a broad practice covering contractual matters, mergers and restructuring across a range of sectors, such as telecommunications, financial services and gaming.
Mr Reuben Portanier, who heads the Gaming Department, and has a strong focus on the gaming industry, regularly assisting clients with licensing applications is described as “always very attentive and available no matter what,” while other interviewees appreciate that he “understands the regulatory mindset.”
The Chambers rankings are determined through an assessment of law firms’ submissions, client feedback and independent market research. Chambers have a team of over 200 researchers who conduct thousands of interviews in more than 20 languages. Factors such as client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money and depth of team (ensuring strong support at all levels) are considered.
Mr Portanier commented that, “it is an honour, and truly remarkable in being recognised and ranked by Chambers as a premium gaming and fintech legal services firm. Whilst this ranking also re-affirms our position as one of the leading advisory firms, our legal and compliance practice is fully committed to continue keeping serving our clients with utmost diligence, responsiveness and skill”
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