Our Firm

Founded originally in Malta’s capital city, Valletta, GANADO has a long heritage dating back to the early 1900’s. Today, we are one of Malta’s foremost law practices.

We provide high standard legal advisory services in a wide spectrum of international commercial and corporate activities. Over the years, the firm has contributed directly towards creating and enhancing Malta’s hard-won reputation as a reliable and effective international centre for financial and maritime services.

With a team of over sixty lawyers and professionals from other disciplines, supported by a growing complement of committed managerial, administrative and clerical assistants, we are confident of our ability to continue offering excellent client service and legal analysis, pragmatic solutions and attention to detail.

We define ourselves as a team of lawyers sharing a very high level of commitment towards professional excellence, ethics and collegiality. 

Expertise

Our Employment and Pensions Team possess expertise in an array of areas such as the drafting of contracts of employment, employment handbooks, employment policies, share option schemes, pension schemes and other related documents. We regularly provide legal services in relations to dismissals, termination of employment, redundancies (including collective redundancies), matters relative to employee information and consultation, the transfer of undertakings and employee protection, employment discrimination and harassment, industrial disputes and all types of litigation connected with such matters.

GANADO has in fact defended employers in the industrial tribunal since the tribunal’s establishment and has also a long-standing experience in defending clients in employment disputes in front of the Maltese civil courts and the Malta court of appeal.

Our People

Matthew Brincat

Matthew Brincat

Partner

Office:
Valletta
Languages:
English
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Maltese
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Italian

Dr Matthew Brincat is a Partner at GANADO Advocates, whose practice mainly revolves around Employment and Pensions, areas of law he believes connect both the human and the corporate aspects of legislation. He has also been heavily involved in the formation of GANADO Advocates’ Employment law department and has gained valuable experience of Industrial Tribunal proceedings.

Matthew is a member of the Lex Mundi European Employment Practices Group and delivers lectures at the Malta Employers Association on Employment Legislation. Matthew is also the co-author of the Malta volume of the Kluwer Encyclopaedia on Labour law and the author of a number of articles in local and foreign magazines and journals in relation to both Employment and Pensions legislation.

Stefan Frendo

Stefan Frendo

Partner

Office:
Valletta
Languages:
English
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Maltese
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Italian

Dr Stefan Frendo is a Partner at GANADO Advocates, specialising in the field of financial services litigation as well as disputes relating to media, fraud, hacking, intellectual property and human rights (having assisted clients in local courts and the European Court of Human Rights). Stefan is also particularly active in commercial and civil litigation and issues relating to labour and industrial law.

Commercial issues are relatively demanding on the legal profession. Accordingly, GANADO Advocates appointed a dedicated individual to handle issues relating to this field of law. Stefan holds such role within the Firm, being responsible for troubleshooting such issues when they arise and for seeing them through to their resolution.

News & Events

Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.