Ganado Advocates has announced the appointment of Andre Zerafa as Managing Partner of the firm, succeeding Louis Cassar Pullicino, who served a six year tenure.
Dr Cassar Pullicino officially handed over the position to Dr Zerafa during a virtual event on Monday attended by the firm’s lawyers, professionals and staff members.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr Zerafa said, “I look forward to continue adding to the firm’s long history of accomplishments, serving and supporting our highly talented lawyers and professionals as we continue meeting the many legal needs of our clients and communities”.
Additionally, he expressed his sense of responsibility in assuming leadership of the firm and thanked his predecessor for leading the firm towards renewed successes in spite of the difficult times which the country and the world had to face in the last few years.
The firm describes its new Managing Director as “highly acclaimed for his experience and expertise in the field of investment services and funds”.
For over 20 years, it says, Dr Zerafa’s “forward-looking approach has contributed to the firm’s positioning as first mover and leader in burgeoning sectors in legal practices in Malta and abroad”.
Reflecting, the firm commented that during Dr Cassar Pullicino’s term as Managing Partner, “Ganado Advocates continued to enhance its reputation as a top-tier law firm, upholding the legal profession’s highest values and standards.
"Professional development was a major focus over the past six years, ensuring continuity in addressing complex legal issues characterising today’s business and legal markets. As part of a wider strategy of providing its clients with cross border solutions within the European Union, the firm also opened an office in Luxembourg.
“Following his retirement as Managing Partner, [Dr Cassar Pullicino] will continue to focus exclusively on litigation and international arbitration in the years ahead".
Dr Zerafa will be supported by the firm’s Board of Management, comprised of Adrian Gabarretta, Matthew Bianchi, Daniel Aquilina, Conrad Portanier, and Matthew Brincat, it said.