Kirsten’s main practice areas are mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring as well as domestic and international tax advisory and tax restructuring, providing advice particularly in the remit of identifying implications of, and devising tax efficient structures for, local as well as cross-border transactions.
She regularly assists in advising clients on the legal aspects of a wide range of transactions and contracts and legal processes resulting therefrom, particularly from a corporate and civil law perspective. Kirsten also regularly assists clients in governance matters, including assisting with preparing for and attending board meetings and advising on related policies and procedures.
Kirsten specialises in corporate and commercial matters and has been involved in a vast array of M&A transactions handled by the firm.
Kirsten also regularly assists on corporate support and compliance issues. In addition, she assists international financing banks with SPV structures set up in Malta for the purposes of acting as financing or aircraft leasing vehicles within structures set up on a per transaction basis, as well as securitisation structures. Kirsten would also assist on the drawing up of the corporate documentation related to such structures, as well as on the drafting or reviewing of the financing documentation related to respective structures.
In addition, Kirsten has been actively involved in the establishment and registration of a number of Maltese trusts and foundations, including voluntary organisations, and with assisting such entities with their ongoing administration and advising on the legal implications and compliance issues resulting from their status.
Kirsten regularly speaks at a number of seminars and conferences, in particular on matters of corporate and commercial law, as well as local tax regime updates and developments.
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What others are saying
Associate to watch - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2017
"A charming lawyer" and impressed with her "passion for the job." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2017
“Dedicated professional giving personalised efficient service.” - Financial and Corporate IFLR 1000, 2017
Associate to watch - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2018
"Reliable and precise in her assistance" - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2018
"Responsiveness and clear advice" - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2018
Associate to watch - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2019
"Highly dedicated and capable" - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2019
Recommended lawyer - Commercial, corporate and M&A Legal500, 2019
Kirsten stands out as 'a competent lawyer and adviser’ in this field. - Commercial, corporate and M&A Legal500, 2019
Recommended lawyer - Aviation Legal500, 2019
Kirsten is noted for her asset financing work. - Aviation Legal500, 2019
Associate to watch - Tax Chambers Europe, 2020
Kirsten advises mostly on the implications of local and cross-border transactions, and devises tax efficient structures for such transactions. Clients highlight that she "understands the nub of the issues very quickly." Cassar assists clients with the tax aspects of share and benefit schemes. - Tax Chambers Europe, 2020