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New partners announcement

Robert ZammitRobert Zammit

WH Partners has announced the appointment of three new partners: Ramona Azzopardi, Joseph Borg and Robert Zammit. They join current partners Olga Finkel, Ruth Galea and James Scicluna in the partnership.

These promotions strengthen three of the firm’s core practice areas, namely gaming and gambling, tax advisory and blockchain technology.

“The internal promotion of three new partners reflects our growth strategy for 2018 and beyond,” said co-founder and partner Dr Finkel.

“We are delighted by these internal appointments and wish each of our new partners every success.”

Partner and co-founder Dr Scicluna said: “These promotions are the well-deserved result of the efforts made by this group of very talented lawyers across a range of legal disciplines. We are committed to providing exceptional service and rewarding those of our colleagues who go the extra mile for the firm and our valued clients.”

Ramona AzzopardiRamona Azzopardi

Dr Azzopardi is a taxation lawyer and has helped develop WH Partners’ tax and private client practice, which she now heads. She joined WH Partners in 2014 as a senior associate after having worked for several years with another leading Maltese law firm. She is a council member of the Malta Institution of Taxation, a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners where she also serves as a committee member on the Taxation Sub-Committee. She holds an MA in financial services and an LL.D. from the University of Malta as well as a diploma in taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Joseph F. Borg has been a senior adviser with WH Partners since 2013 having formerly held senior positions at the Malta Gaming Authority and served as legal counsel at Vodafone Malta. He is a former trustee of the International Association of Gaming Regulators. Apart from being a core member of WH Partners’ gaming and gambling advisory team, he has spearheaded the firm’s blockchain and cryptocurrency advisory practice. He graduated with an LL.M. in information technology and tele­communi­cations law from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta.

Joseph BorgJoseph Borg

Dr Zammit has worked, first with WH Law, and then with WH Partners in aggregate for over 10 years. He is a regulatory, licensing and litigation lawyer and practices in the gaming and transport industries. He arguably holds the record for the lawyer who has acted on most gambling licence applications in Malta. He also advises gambling operators on the exploitation of their intellectual property and is ranked by Legal 500 for his expertise in this area. He holds a Doctors of Law degree from the University of Malta.

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