Rosanne Bonnici

Rosanne is Partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. She heads the Tax and Immigration Law Department and co-heads the Financial Services Department of the Firm, specialising in investment services and investment funds.

Rosanne is an experienced tax and finance lawyer, having practised since 1993. She 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. Rosanne 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.

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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