Joseph Saliba Profile


Joseph Saliba holds a degree in Law from the University of Malta (Doctor of Laws, 1997) and a post-graduate degree (Master) in Financial Services Law from the University of Malta (2000). Joseph has been admitted as a member of the Maltese Bar in 1997 and is also a member of the International Bar Association and of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners in Malta (IFSP).

Joseph has started his professional career with MamoTCV (then Tonna Camilleri Vassallo) in 1997, from the junior ranks up to partnership and has throughout the years been involved mainly in corporate law, privatizations and property development as well as a temporary exposure to shipping law, until he set up the Financial Services Department of the firm in 2007 and has since then been mainly focused in financial services law practice. He recently teamed up with Ian Stafrace, formerly running the show at Ian Stafrace Legal, and have now set up the firm Saliba Stafrace Legal, a general commercial lawfirm, with a predominant focus on Corporate, Financial Services, Property, Development and Planning Law. Joseph has been and is actively involved in the structuring of, and the provision of on-going transactional advice and legal assitance to, investment funds (retail and non-retail), investment firms and financial institutions (including payment institutions).

He has also provided and provides legal assistance to a number of industry players in various sectors of financial services, including fund managers, administrators, and custodians, and also advice on cross-border transactions or transactions of foreign clients with domestic relevance and the implications arising under Maltese law with respect thereof. He provides advice and assistance to clients on various corporate and commercial law matters, including corporate restructurings, mergers and divisions, shareholders’ agreements and shareholding and control structuring, bank and other financing transactions, including secured transactions and advice relating to validity, perfection and enforcement of security.