Who are we?
sammut.legal is a dynamic commercial legal practice with a strong emphasis on business, intellectual property and technology matters.
We are passionate and renowned for our strategic approach to legal advice.
We are driven by the following core principles and philosophies.
We pride ourselves as being a small tightly-knit team of professionals. We firmly believe that each client is unique and so is each business. We start each engagement by understanding the strategic objectives, practices and requirements of each client – and this enables us to be in a position to provide a bespoke service, individually tailored to the needs, requirements and circumstances of each client.
We only work in markets and industries that we have an expert knowledge of.
We understand the cost pressures that our clients face. We are truly transparent in our pricing structures.
Meet our team members
Dr. Karl Sammut
Dr. Karl Sammut is a commercial lawyer specialising in business, technology and intellectual property.
He is highly sought after by companies operating in the digital economy due to his ability of integrating IP and IT knowledge with commercial and corporate expertise.
Karl operates in all areas of intellectual property and technology, advising on matters relating to software, hardware, cyber security, cloud as well as data protection and privacy matters.
In addition, Karl has developed strong experience in corporate law, M&A transactions and other areas of commercial law. He has also advised and assisted companies in listing their securities on the Malta Stock Exchange (IPO).
Karl Sammut is a graduate in law from the University of Malta with a Magister Juris in EU law.
Dr. Bradley Gatt
Dr Gatt graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2005 and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2006. Bradley worked in the tax and legal department of one of Malta’s leading audit firms as a corporate services adviser for three years where he gained valuable experience in company law and corporate services.
Before joining the firm in 2019, Dr Gatt worked in two Maltese law firms for ten years during which, apart from gaining additional experience in commercial and company law, his legal practice focused on financial services.
Since then, Bradley has advised and assisted investment funds, fund managers and other investment services providers, banks and financial institutions, on various legal and regulatory matters relating to the setting up, authorisation and conduct of their regulated activities in Malta.
Dr. Maria Zammit
Dr. Maria Zammit is a Maltese lawyer with experience in various areas of law and business, including consultancy services to companies, individuals, and government entities.
She has a special interest in entrepreneurship, business development and management, and is fluent in English, Maltese, Portuguese, Italian, and French.
She has regularly contributed to publications in the area of human rights include a publication in the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights and several articles for the OECD’s gender platform.
Maria is a holder of Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights.
Dr. Thomas Mallia
Dr. Thomas Mallia is a Maltese lawyer practicing in gaming, technology, blockchain, and intellectual property law.
Thomas Mallia obtained a Doctor of Laws in 2017 from the University of Malta after submitting a thesis under the department of International Law entitled “Outer Space and International Law in the 21st Century: A Need For Reform?”
He has also developed experience in a number of aspects of corporate, finance, and commercial law.
Dr. Tonio Cachia
Dr. Tonio Cachia handles all litigation on behalf of sammut.legal’s clients.
Tonio is a holder of Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Malta.
Ms. Yasmin Hamilton
Ms. Yasmin Hamilton is reading for a law course at the University of Malta leading to a Masters in Advocacy. She is particularly keen on commercial and civil law matters.
Mr. Stephen Balzan
Stephen is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT), the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP), The International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). He was actively involved in various committees in the fields of taxation and has on a number of occasions lectured on topics related to international tax, both in Malta and overseas. Stephen continues to give various lectures and presentations and is the author of various articles on taxation. He is also a part time lecturer lecturing advanced tax to ACCA students. He has also delivered lectures on Transfer Pricing to students studying for their Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).
Stephen has extensive experience in advising clients in the set-up of complex cross-border structures through the use of Maltese limited liability companies. Main areas of interest include tax and international tax planning, capital gains and business development. Apart from his experience in international tax matters, including tax planning, treaty interpretation and advice, he also has a great deal of knowledge on corporate matters, company law, management, and administration. He specialises in treaty planning, holding companies and treasury and finance operations.
Ms. Audrey Bonnici
Audrey is a corporate administrator at sammut.legal and her main duties involve the preparation and filing of the necessary documentation with several regulatory authorities and bodies in Malta. She also assists the lawyers in the firm with other general administrative duties.