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Visit to EMD by Prime Minister

On 14 February 2012, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi paid an official visit to EMD’s offices at the Valletta Waterfront. Dr Gonzi, who was welcomed by the Firm’s Partners and Directors, toured the premises and was introduced to all members of staff.

Speaking to the media, Dr Gonzi recounted EMD’s development path over the past twelve years of operation, which, from 1 employee increased to 70 employees, 60% of which are female. Dr Gonzi said that EMD was a model for others to emulate, having managed to identify the niche in which Malta excels - the financial services sector. The Prime Minister mentioned the countless opportunities being offered to the younger generation in Malta by various sectors including the services sector thanks to the Government’s investment in the educational sector. EMD is an explicit expression of such opportunities, he said. The Prime Minister took this opportunity to urge young people to further their studies and specialise in their respective fields of interest. Dr Gonzi commented that through its wide range of services, EMD is a one stop shop for investors wanting to set up an operation in Malta since EMD provides all the services that such investors would require under one roof.

Dr Tonio Ellul, partner at EMD, outlined the Firm’s vision and said that the support offered by the Government is vital for service providers such as EMD to succeed. However, he acknowledged that the employees’ commitment, loyalty and dedication are essential ingredients contributing to the success of the organisation. While explaining the various services offered by EMD, Dr Ellul said the country has much to offer to foreign investors thanks to Malta’s attractive legal framework.

EMD is an established multi-disciplinary firm based in Malta providing legal, tax, advisory and corporate services. EMD boasts a strong international legal practice with particular emphasis on a number of niche areas including tax consultancy and compliance, i-Gaming, financial services, trusts, corporate affairs, intellectual property, aviation & aircraft registration, ship & yacht registration, immigration and residency, employment, company incorporation and administration services, as well as accounting and book-keeping services. The firm also provides services in the sphere of ICT, recruitment and human resources. EMD Trust Services Limited is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to act as trustee and co-trustee.

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