Louis de Gabriele
Louis de Gabriele
Languages: English, Maltese and Italian
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Key facts

Partner since


Practice areas

Banking|Capital Markets|Corporate and Commercial|Finance|Mergers and Acquisitions|Real Estate and Construction|Taxation|Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality|Investment Services Regulation

Professional experience


Partner, Camilleri Preziosi

1993 - 1995

Associate, Camilleri Preziosi

1990 -1993

In-House Counsel, Bank of Valletta p.l.c.

Academic qualifications


LL.M. Comm. & Corporate Law, University of London, UK


LL.D. University of Malta, Malta


Louis has developed a broad-based practice in corporate, commercial and finance areas ranging from bank lending and banking products to privatisations, capital markets, M&A transactions, corporate finance, securitisations and asset management.  He has extensive experience in advising banks and financial institutions on the regulatory aspects of their business including those international clients who need to establish new operations in Malta.

On a day-to-day basis, Louis advises a number of clients on commercial and finance transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, corporate governance and corporate matters generally. He has much experience in mergers and takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, company divisions and equity and debt financing structures. He has been a first mover in the development of capital markets in Malta and acts for a significant number of companies listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.

Professional memberships

  • Interlaw
  • Chamber of Advocates
  • Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Chair of the Capital Markets sub-committee
  • International Bar Association
  • Malta Funds Industry Association (MFIA)

What others are saying

"He has a very strategic mind and is great in negotiations. He's one of the top lawyers in Malta." - Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2013

"Sharp, ingenious and solution-driven." - Corporate/Commercial and Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2012

Leading Lawyer - Financial and Corporate IFLR1000, 2013

Leading individual - Corporate and M&A Legal 500, 2013

"He is approachable, extremely knowledgeable and a good lawyer to work with." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2015

"He is very good when it comes to litigation and provides security to our business. I would want him on my side, not against me!" - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2015

"A brilliant lawyer who provides excellent advice." - Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2015

"Impressive knowledge and negotiation skills."  - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2016

"Excellent knowledge of how the markets operate."- Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2016

"A tough negotiator and very experienced." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Global, 2017

"Over the years, he has given us outstanding advice due to his knowledge of corporate finance." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Global, 2017

"An extremely knowledgeable, highly experienced and practical lawyer." - Financial Services Chambers Global, 2017

"He is very bright, goes straight to the point and is not afraid of proposing unconventional solutions that work." - Financial Services Chambers Global, 2017

"A tough negotiator and very experienced." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2017

"He excels in his line of work and provides practical solutions." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2017

"Decisive, determined and able to explain complex legal concepts in simple terms." - Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2017

"A top-notch lawyer." - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe, 2017

Leading individual - Corporate and M&A Legal 500, 2017

Leading individual - Banking, Finance and capital markets  Legal 500, 2017

"He knows the business inside out." - Financial Services Chambers Europe, 2018

"Very experienced working on high-profile cases."  - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2018

Leading individual - Corporate and M&A Legal 500, 2018

Leading individual - Banking, Finance and capital markets  Legal 500, 2018

Louis de Gabriele’s ‘deep knowledge and vigour in challenging situations’ places him in ‘a high position in the industry’. - Investment Funds Legal 500, 2018

Louis de Gabriele has an outstanding reputation in the field of corporate law in Malta and is regarded by clients as a lawyer capable of handling "very high-level mandates." He is particularly well known for his work in the banking sector and also advises on corporate registration and leasing matters. - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Global,2019

The "brilliant and sharp" Louis de Gabriele acts on a host of mandates, regularly leading the firm's largest and most complex financial matters including bond issuances, lending facilities, share sales and fund - Financial Services Chambers Global,2019

Louis de Gabriele is an "outstanding litigator," capable of being "an extraordinary lawyer in hard circumstances." He acts for banks and real estate companies on a range of financing disputes. - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Europe,2019

Leading individual - Corporate and M&A Legal 500, 2019

Leading individual - Banking, Finance and capital markets  Legal 500, 2019

Practice head Louis De Gabriele assists clients with major banking and asset management matters. - Banking, Finance and capital markets  Legal 500, 2019

Ranked Lawyer - Investment Funds  Legal 500, 2019

Noted for his ‘very proactive approach’, practice head Louis de Gabriele's recent work included the establishment and licensing of numerous alternative investment funds, UCITS management companies, umbrella funds and sub-funds. - Investment Funds  Legal 500, 2019

Louis de Gabriele assists financial sector clients with acquisitions and share pledges. He also advises domestic clients on investments by foreign investors. He is highly regarded for his work on financial law matters. - Corporate/Commercial Chambers Global,2020

Louis de Gabriele acts for domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious financial services regulatory matters. Clients enthuse that he has "vast experience, both in advisory matters and in the law courts." He also advises international clients on re-domiciling to Malta. He assists with project financing and bond issuances.- Financial Services Chambers Global,2020

Louis de Gabriele receives plaudits for his "vast experience" in court. He acts for banks and financial sector companies on finance litigation. He also represents clients in construction arbitrations. - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe,2020

Leading individual - Corporate and M&A Legal 500, 2020

Leading individual - Banking, Finance and capital markets  Legal 500, 2020

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