Rosanne Bonnici

Dr Rosanne Bonnici is a Partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. She heads the firm’s Tax & Immigration Law Department, also forming part of the Financial Services and Corporate Commercial Teams respectively. Additionally, Rosanne forms part of the firm’s Executive Committee as well as of the management team leading the firm’s corporate and trust services group, Fenlex.

Rosanne is an experienced tax and finance lawyer. She graduated Doctor of Laws in 1993, being later conferred a Master of Arts Degree in Financial Services by the University of Malta.

She advises a largely international clientele, advising both corporate and private clients. Her main areas of practice are domestic and international taxation, wealth and succession planning, immigration law, corporate law, trusts and foundations law.

Rosanne is a founder member, past Deputy President and Fellow of the Malta Institute of Taxation; founder member of the STEP (Malta) and IFA (Malta) branches; elected Council member and Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, member of its Tax sub-committee; member of the International Bar Association and the Chamber of Advocates.

World Tax (International Tax Review) has, on several occasions, ranked the firm and its Tax team as the recognised legal tax law practice in Malta in the private client, tax and tax controversy areas respectively. The team is also regularly ranked in Chambers as the leading law practice in Malta for high net worth clients. In addition, the firm is regularly ranked in other leading publications such as Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 and, most recently, won the Law Firm of the Year – Malta award at the Citywealth International Financial Awards for its private client work on a number of occasions.

Languages: Maltese, English, Italian

Career Highlights

2008 Fenlex Corporate Services Ltd., Director

1998 Fenech & Fenech Advocates, Partner


University of 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

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

1992 Diploma – Notary Public.

Private Client | Tier 1
Tax Controversy | Tier 1
Tax | Tier 2
Chambers Europe Tax | Band 1
Chambers High Net Worth - Private Weath Law | Band 1
Private Client | (Tier 1) Leading Individuals
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Rosanne Bonnici is one of the leading tax law experts in Malta, with particular experience advising clients on the tax aspects of transactions, corporate tax and VAT matters. She also assists private clients with income tax matters and domiciled status. A client describes her as “very knowledgeable and personable,” while another commentator believes that she is “one of the top five tax lawyers in Malta.”
Chambers Europe 2022
‘Well qualified and extremely personable. Work hard to make available for urgent matters.’
Legal 500 2022
‘Overall a great experience and always a pleasure to work with them.’
Legal 500 2022
‘The people are educated and work professionally in every way. They are customer-oriented and put the customer in the centre and take care of all details needed to be solved – plus – offer to take care of and assist with matters that do not have to do with legal issues. In other words, very helpful and caretaking.’
Legal 500 2022
‘I value honest, competent and serious people to work with. Everyone I have been working with has had the same qualities and shown the same interest to solve and take care of me and my issues in the best of ways in a timely fashion. This quality is rare and F & F has a unique way of working and taking care of customers.’
Legal 500 2022
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