Maria Deguara


Jean C. Farrugia

Senior Partner

Corporate & Commercial

Our Team of corporate and commercial lawyers provides legal advice and assistance to its clients across and extensive variety of corporate and commercial law matters. At DF Advocates we listen to our clients needs and are determined to provide them with tailor-made and pragmatic advice, as well as, flexible and creative solutions targeted directly to their particular needs.

We specialise in providing entrepreneurs and companies legal advice and services throughout the whole life of their business which includes advice and assistance in the setting up of the business, its development and eventual sale of winding up.

Our team of specialised lawyers regularly advice and assist on the following matters:


Company Formation

Drafting of Memorandum & Articles of Association

Shareholder Agreements

Director duties and responsibilities

Corporate governance & compliance

Merger and Acquisitions

Joint Ventures

Redomiciliation & Cross-Border mergers

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency


Commercial Contracts


Agency Agreements

Distribution Agreements

IP and Licensing Agreeements

Date Protection and Privacy


Maria Deguara


Jean C. Farrugia

Senior Partner

Sturgeon Ventures the Pioneer of Regulatory Incubation in the UK, has successfully worked and launched funds in Malta since 2012 with the assistance DF Advocates. We love working with this team because they are not only extremely knowledgeable about local regulations but their turnaround is exemplary and this is key in the timing of all fund launches. We were very excited when Robert Higgins joined the team from the MFSA, the Maltese Regulator as he too had worked with Sturgeon since 2011, bringing his deep expertise into an already vibrant team.

Seonaid Mackenzie
Founder and CEO
Sturgeon Ventures LLP


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