Top Tier Rankings by the Legal 500 for GTG Advocates

The Legal 500 just released The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 edition rankings and it is with pleasure that we announce that GTG Advocates and its lawyers have once again been highly rated and ranked.

The Legal 500 is an independent, impartial and international directory providing in-depth information and data for the international legal community. For another year GTG Advocates continued to build its strong reputation across a variety of practice areas.

GTG Advocates has in fact been highly rated by the Legal 500 and awarded Tier 1 status in Fintech.  The firm also ranked very highly in Commercial / Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Private Clients, Real Estate and Shipping.

The Legal 500 once again recognised Dr Ian Gauci as a Leading Individual in Fintech. Dr Maria Attard has been ranked as a Rising Star whilst Dr Cherise Abela Grech was mentioned as a recommended lawyer in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A. Dr Gigi Gatt was also mentioned as a recommended lawyer in Shipping and Mr Reuben Portanier was mentioned for his work as a regulatory expert. Partners Dr Robert Tufigno and Dr Ivan Gatt together with Senior Associate Dr Terence Cassar were particularly recommended for their top notch work in their respective areas.

Some of our client testimonials include:


Ian Gauci has extensive experience in the fintech industry and has assisted several international clients. He is also invited to several international seminars and conferences as a key speaker on fintech. His way of explaining fintech and legal matters are a crucial aspect of allowing his firm to reach and understand clients’ exigencies.”

“Ian Gauci was always ready to assist us and offer his personal attention to our requests. It is difficult to find law firms whose senior management and/or senior partners give their personal attention to clients. Ian Gauci was always ready to assist us and he always explained the legal way forward with great clarity and simplicity.”


“Being a B2B online gaming operator, our interactions mostly relate to gaming law, gaming compliance and gaming licensing which are splendidly handled by GTG’s managing partner Ian Gauci, together with regulatory expert, and a former gaming regulator, Reuben Portanier. Corporate affairs, commercial agreements and IP matters are provided by senior associate Terence Cassar who is always there to help us with very swift response times, and is extremely knowledgeable in these fields. This mighty trio in our view distinguishes GTG from their competitors.”

Terence Cassar is a top-class lawyer with a commercial sense of business and brilliant negotiation skills. He sees the commercial implications on all things and always find a solution to a challenge.”


“Our main contact at GTG is Robert Tufigno – the service that we get from him is second to none. We get personal attention, all the meetings and time necessary to delve deep into our requirements and he is always prepared for meetings and court sessions.”

“We have been working with Maria Attard who we have learned to be a very knowledgeable and service-minded person. She has been able to assist us with all our queries about the laws and regulations in Malta and is guiding and assisting us up till now to our satisfaction.”

Ivan Gatt and Maria Attard have been outstanding – extremely supportive not only on the detail of my case but also on an emotional level. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need.”


“GTG is a top firm in IP, with a very knowledgeable IP team that does not only focus on local IP legal matters but has very strong knowledge about IP matters across countries. What makes GTG above the rest in our view is that they take care of our IP matters as a matter of course, where they take special care in ensuring our IP is protected in every transaction we enter into.”

Ian Gauci has a reputation of being one of the top experts on IP law in Malta, and we confirmed it ourselves in our interactions with GTG. However, GTG also has another IP expert, Terence Cassar, who we use extensively, given he has specialised in IP matters for online gaming companies and e-commerce companies. Both Ian Gauci and Terence Cassar work extensively in the online gaming sector and thus address IP matters specifically for our sector.”


“Knowledgeable team, speedy response and action.”


“The individuals I have worked with on a regular basis are Dr. Robert Tufigno and Dr. Ivan Gatt in particular who are partners in GTG Advocates. Both are highly experienced and trustworthy individuals in their personal capacity and professional dealings. Their legal knowledge and areas of expertise extend well beyond the local boundaries and encompass many aspects of international law.”


“Solid experience.”

Robert Tufigno is brilliant. He has a great experience in shipping matters and always finds a viable solution to possible issues. He also has great negotiation skills.”

“Personal contact, diligence and availability when needed are the strong points of the team.”