At Camilleri Preziosi, we provide specialist support to clients both in the procurement stage and also in the construction phase of their projects. We are involved in all sectors of the real estate and construction industry including infrastructure, gas and energy sector. We are also involved in developing new contracting concepts and strategies to meet the changing needs of our clients. In addition, we provide constant support to our clients in order to ensure that they comply with all the environmental requirements at law.
On a more personal level, we also advise clients on individual acquisitions and sales of immovable property, on permits which may be required for foreigners to acquire property in Malta, on acquisitions in general and on the tax advantages available to the residents of high net worth individuals under a tax residence scheme.
Our work includes:
- the acquisition and disposal of all types of interest in real estate;
- every aspect of development and planning, construction and taxation issues;
- the whole range of landlord and tenant matters;
- in conjunction with our Finance team real estate finance, advising owners, lenders, borrowers, investors, and others on all aspects of financing, secured lending and securitization;
- construction contracts, ranging from major infrastructure provision to power and energy plant projects.
Commercial property development and real estate
Our firm’s strong commercial property practice is probably its oldest. It dates back to the setting up of the practice in the 1960s. We act for several property developers, both local and foreign, and for firms involved in project management, construction, mechanical & electrical engineering, and related trades. We also act for architecture firms, project managers and contractors.
We have considerable experience in negotiating the acquisition of property from Government for development purposes and in advising on other property-related transactions in hotel developments, commercial developments, tourist complexes and residential projects. Our considerable expertise in both property and M&A has led Camilleri Preziosi to act for local clients in the acquisition of hotels, hotel businesses and large real estate portfolios outside Malta.
Possibly owing to the fact that Malta is one of the most densely-populated countries in the world, construction and development have always given rise to countless disputes. We represent numerous property developers (from household owners to major property developers) in disputes in Court or arbitration or before the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal.
Environment and development planning
In what has become one of the most complex and disputed areas of Maltese law, we represent clients ranging from the individual homeowner to leading property developers in negotiations, compliance issues and, where necessary, dispute resolution before the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.