Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Rankings Released

The Chambers High Net Worth 2021 rankings have been released and we are proud to announce that once again the firm and Partner Rosanne Bonnici ranked in Band 1 in Private Wealth Law, Malta whilst Senior Associate Rebecca Diacono was ranked Associate to Watch. Meanwhile, Partner Alison Vassallo ranked in Band 3 in Yachts & Superyachts, Global-wide. Dr. Vassallo is the only Maltese professional to rank in Yachts & Superyachts globally for the fifth consecutive year. This is what they had to say about us:

About the Firm

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is “excellent on all counts,” says an interviewee, citing “their service, advice and efficiency; they really are one of the best legal firms I have ever worked with.” An international lawyer comments that Fenech “are plugged into the key players in Malta, so they have great on-the-ground knowledge and insight.”+

The Tax & Immigration Law Department at Fenech & Fenech is “able to understand the broader issues and therefore provide more holistic service.” One client appreciates how “they took time to understand my complex personal situation, and then provided clear advice on how to proceed.” “They’re a great firm, very comprehensive,” says another client, adding: “They have a breadth of experience, I would say they’re the best in Malta.”

Notable practitioners

Rosanne Bonnici “has incisive insights on tax, with a deep appreciation of the broader international implications,” says a source. She assists clients with domestic and international tax matters. One interviewee describes her as “extremely responsive and thorough,” adding: “The main advantage was in thinking outside of the box, proposing solutions, and looking for ways to advance the client’s interests.”

Rebecca Diacono is an “extremely responsive and thorough” tax and immigration practitioner. “Rebecca is always quick to follow up on matters big and small,” says one interviewee, adding that she “provides extremely clear written advice, cutting away all unnecessary complexity.” According to a client, “she handled a very difficult and exasperating situation to the best possible conclusion” and was “highly professional, thorough, and absolutely tenacious throughout the process.” A fellow private wealth lawyer comments that Diacono is “brilliant; she was all over the detail and did the day-to-day work well. She’s destined for great things.”

Alison Vassallo is praised by a source for her expertise in “yacht importations and customs work,” which she “handles in a prompt and professional manner.” “Alison is clearly very knowledgeable in her field and very efficient at providing pragmatic advice,” comments another interviewee, adding that she “takes the time to write detailed guidance.” A US lawyer considers Vassallo “our go-to in Malta – my first choice – very professional, knowledgeable and up-to-date on Maltese issues, she’s very responsive and a real asset to us.”