The Legal 500 just released its rankings and it is with pleasure that we announce that GTG Advocates and individual lawyers have been highly rated and ranked.
The Legal 500 is an independent, impartial and international directory providing the best information and data for the international legal community. This year GTG Advocates continues to build its strong reputation across a large number of practice areas.
It has infact been highly rated by the Legal 500 and awarded Tier 1 status in Fintech. The firm also ranked highly in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Private Client and Real Estate.
Commenting on GTG Advocates, the Legal 500 reaffirms that the firm “has a stellar reputation in this space thanks to its work for the Maltese government on national blockchain and virtual currency policies, as well as its advice to the Malta Financial Services Authority on drafting a world-first in fintech legislation. Led by managing partner Ian Gauci, who ‘stands out‘ for his ‘great understanding of law and technology’, the team provides ‘practical, in-depth knowledge’ and is ‘extremely accomplished at understanding technical issues‘.
The Legal 500 also recognised Dr Ian Gauci as a leading individual in fintech. Sources attest that Dr Gauci “particularly stands out for his ability to cross the legal to technical world when required, and also takes an interest in learning more about aspects which he would not currently be aware of.’ Furthermore he has a ‘Great understanding of law and technology. Probably the only lawyer that I have worked with who really understands the concept of decentralisation and blockchain technology. Also very proficient in AI.’
Comments about the team included:
Dr Robert Tufigno ‘has shown incredible perspicacity and has been generous with his time and advice. The personal touch in the conduct of our business has also ensured that there is a strong degree of trust between our firm and Dr Tufigno’s.’
Dr Ivan Gatt ‘specialises in residence work and has overseen many successful permits and Maltese citizenship cases’ and ‘is always available in particular when quick urgent advice is required’
Reuben Portanier ‘provides gaming expertise.’
Dr Terence Cassar ‘is particularly known for its expertise in IP matters relating to the financial services sector and emerging blockchain markets.’
Dr Cherise Abela Grech ‘is noted for handling security token offerings and investment services licensing.’
Dr Maria Attard ‘attended all my visits to the Malta Immigration Centre in order to be sure that all prepared documents were submitted, verified there and accepted.’
In his first comments Managing Partner Dr Gauci whilst thanking the team, espressed his satisfaction for this prestigious recognition and assured the firm’s commitment towards consistently improving the quality of service offered to its clients.