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Simon Pullicino

Simon Pullicino

Partner

Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Insolvency

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Profile

Simon Pullicino is a Partner within the firm's Corporate Finance & Insolvency Group. His main practice areas include asset management & securities, banking & corporate finance, insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate rescue, mergers & acquisitions, commercial litigation and general commercial law.

Simon advises clients on all aspects of commercial and financing transactions, corporate governance, liquidations & debt restructuring, regulatory and compliance issues. He has gained extensive experience in the field of corporate insolvency and corporate rescue, having being involved in a number of corporate liquidations, both voluntary and contentious proceedings litigated before the Maltese Courts.

Simon has regularly participated as a contributory author in a number of European wide legal publications. He also previously lectured Corporate Insolvency Law at postgraduate level at the University of Malta.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2010)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal and Humanistic (European) Studies (2006, University of Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) – (2009, University of Malta);
  • Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law (2011, University of Malta.)
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Banking and Finance | Corporate & Commercial | Corporate and Commercial | Mergers & Acquisitions Insolvency | Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Acted as local counsel on the acquisition of one of the largest gaming networks worldwide worth around $5.9 Billion.
  • Was part of the legal team advising the US Government and other International Partners in the establishment of the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law launched in Malta.
  • Advised acquiring party in the acquisition of an international pharmecautal group of companies in a deal worth $2.9 Billion.
  • Acted as local counsel to the world’s leading operator of premium schools in the acquisition of a rival international group in a deal worth $534 million.
  • Regularly acts as counsel for a number of prominent banks and financial institutions in banking financing operations and in asset-based securities.
  • Acted as counsel to one of the largest body of creditors in the winding up of one of Malta’s largest retail chain.
  • Represents one of Europe’s largest online sports betting operator in ongoing legal proceedings combating match-fixing in sports.
  • Regularly represented some of Malta’s largest insurance companies before the Maltese Courts and Arbitration proceedings in insurance related litigation.


Professional Associations

    Articles

    Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape for Company Service Providers – Part 2
    Mamo TCV Advocates, May 2021

    In this second instalment of our series 'Navigating the new regulatory landscape for Company Service Providers', we take a closer look at the application process for CSPs seeking regulatory authorisation, the appointment of key office holders and applicable exemptions to the new regime. Part 1 of this series can be accessed here...

    Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape for Company Service Providers – Part 1
    Mamo TCV Advocates, May 2021

    Following the entry into force of the Company Service Providers (Amendment) Act 2020 (the "Amendments") on 16 March, 2021 a number of significant amendments have been introduced to the local regulatory framework governing the provision of company services. The most notable amendments consist of the removal of previous exemptions available to warranted professionals and the end of the de minimis rule...

    The Inability to Pay Debts test before the Maltese Courts
    Mamo TCV Advocates, April 2021

    In its recent decision Xuereb v Weber Construction Limited Et (decided 18 March 2021) the Civil Court (Commercial Section) weighed in once more on the appropriate tests to be applied when assessing a company's inability to pay its debts under Maltese corporate insolvency law...

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