Kirsten Debono Huskinson
Kirsten mainly practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring as well as domestic and international tax advisory and tax restructuring, providing advice particularly in the remit of identifying and advising on the legal and tax implications of local as well as cross-border transactions.
Kirsten regularly assists in advising clients on the legal aspects of a wide range of commercial transactions and contracts and on the legal formalities and implications resulting therefrom, particularly from a corporate and civil law perspective. In this regard, Kirsten particularly specialises in advising on and drafting legal documentation providing for transactions involving share or asset purchases, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements. 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 also regularly assists on corporate support and compliance issues.
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.
She also regularly assists both local and international clients and structures with their ongoing corporate, commercial and tax requirements. Kirsten also assists with representing clients in courts and fiscal tribunals on direct and indirect taxation matters.
Kirsten regularly speaks at a number of local and international seminars and conferences, in particular on matters of corporate and commercial law, as well as local tax regime updates and developments.
- Advising Kindred Group plc on the acquisition of shares in Relax Gaming Group (a B2B iGaming supplier) at an implied valuation of up to EUR 320 million for 100 per cent of the shares on a cash free and debt free basis;
- Advising Apax Partners and Fortino Capital on the sale of Melita Group (one of the leading telecommunications operators in Malta) to EQT Infrastructure. Advisors to Melita Group on several matters and also to EQT Infrastructure subsequent to the sale.
- Advising large private equity company on the Maltese tax implications of several cross-border transactions.
- Reviewing AML procedures and risk assessments of large trustee and company services provider to highlight gaps and recommend changes and improvements.