Maltese legal services eyes possible growth opportunities from introduction of AIFM directive in 2013

Special report Malta 2012/2013: Dawn of a new era

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Malta’s lawyers are in a positive mood. Those involved in the financial services sector continue to expand and although there may be a shortage of local expertise, most are confident they will be able to attract high-calibre people to the profession.

The drivers for expansion are mixed. Some point to interest from Swiss-based managers and management companies interested in moving into an EU jurisdiction. Others believe the introduction of the EU’s alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) direc