Rosanne heads the Tax and Immigration Law Department and co-heads the Financial Services Department of the Firm, specialising in investment services and investment funds.

 

An experienced tax and finance lawyer practising since 1993, Rosanne advises a largely international client base in financial services, funds, corporate finance, M&As, group restructuring, domestic and international taxation, tax efficient cross-border structures with a focus on inbound investment, international tax planning, advice to high net worth individuals on personal tax and financial issues, corporate law, trusts and foundations.

 

World Tax (International Tax Review) has, on several occasions, ranked the Firm and its Tax Department as the recognised leading tax law practice in Malta. Dr. Bonnici has won the World Finance 2011 Best Tax Consultant – Malta award. More recently, at the Citywealth International Financial Awards held in London on January 23, 2014, the firm won the prestigious ‘Law Firm of the Year – Malta’ Award for the firm’s private client work (http://www.citywealthmag.com/international-financial-centre-awards).

 

Dr. Bonnici is regularly recommended by clients and peers with respect to various professional directories, including Chambers Global/Europe, Legal 500, World Tax, Citywealth Leaders List, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers, International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, amongst others.

Education

University of Malta – Malta 1995 – 1998 Master of Arts degree summa cum laude in Financial Services. Thesis on “The Hybrid Company – An Alternative to Trusts and Foundations.”

 

University of Malta – Malta 1987 – 1993 Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Title of doctoral thesis: The Impact of Some New Forms of Fiscal Legislation on Malta’s Revenue Structure.

 

University of Malta – Malta 1992 Diploma – Notary Public.

Publications
  • The Malta Country Report within LawInContext’s Private Banking Helpdesk (www.lawincontext.com/privatebanking), 2011 to date.
  • The Malta Chapter of the IBFD Trusts Online Collection  (http://www.ibfd.org/IBFD-Products/Trusts), 2010 to date.
  • “Voluntary Disclosure Handbook”, 5th Edition LawInContext, Co-author of Chapter on Malta, 2010.
  • “2010 Malta Budget”, International Tax Review, Euro Money plc, 2010.
  • “Malta – 2010 Budget”, Mondaq, 2009.
  • “Double tax treaties with Ireland and UAE for Malta”, Lexology, 2009.
  • “The European Company, Volume II”, Cambridge University Press, Co-author of Chapter on Malta, 2007.
  • “EU Cross-border Insolvency”, Sweet &  Maxwell, Co-author of Chapter on Malta, 2004 to date.
  • “Capital Taxes and Estate Planning in Europe”, Sweet &  Maxwell, Co-author of Chapter on Malta, 2004 to date.
  • “Raising Finance on the Maltese Market”, Euromoney, published in ‘IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms’, 2004 edition.
  • “The OFC Report 2001”, Campden Publishing, Author of Chapter on Malta, 2001 edition.
  • “The Maltese Gamble”, The Times of Malta, 2000.
  • “Captive Insurance”, Campden Publishing, published in the THE OFC REPORT, 1999.
  • “Value Added Tax: Non-Profit Making Philanthropic Organisations”, M.I.T. Newsletter, Malta Institute of Taxation, 1995.
  • “Money Talks”, Author of a series of articles on taxation published in The Malta Independent, 1994.
Speaking Invitations
  • “The Case for the Maltese International Holding Company is a simple one”, Ireland, 2003
  • “Some Aspects of the Fiscal Regime that regulates Collective Investment Schemes”, Malta 1998
  • “Opportunities for Doing Business in Malta”, Malta, 1995
  • “Value Added Tax”, Malta, 1995
Memberships and Involvements

Elected Honorary Secretary of the Council and member of The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners; past Co-Chairperson, Regulated Business Sub-Committee (2001 to date).

 

Member – Tax Expert Group, FinanceMalta (2007 – 2009).

 

Founding Member of STEP – Malta Branch (2007 to date).

 

Visiting lecturer in fiscal law within the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta (2001 – 2003).

 

Founding Member – Malta Institute of Taxation; past Deputy President and elected member of Council; past Chairperson of the Institute’s Technical Committee; Fellow of the Malta Institute of Taxation (1995 to date).

 

Member – International Fiscal Association.

 

Member – International Tax Planning Association.

 

Member – International Bar Association.

 

Member – Chamber of Advocates – Malta.

Recommendations

“Rosanne Bonnici is excellent on tax matters”

 

“Rosanne Bonnici is very highly regarded with strong technical abilities and admirable client focus”.

“Rosanne Bonnici receives praise from clients, who regard her as an effective communicator who delivers results.”

 

“Tax and finance expert Rosanne Bonnici is extremely straightforward, and quick to answer requests.”

 

“Rosanne Bonnici is a well-regarded presence on domestic and international mandates, and is considered particularly strong for the creation of efficient cross-border structures. Clients describe her as profound and articulate, and very prompt and helpful.”

 

“Sources commend Rosanne Bonnici’s dedication and drive, saying: “She knows what she’s talking about and is strongly driven; once she starts something she sees it through to completion. This really instils confidence in the clients.””

 

“She wins praise for her in-depth knowledge, with one source saying: “She is a detail-driven lawyer who knows what she’s talking about, especially in regards to different law concepts. Very on top of things.”