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The Firm

Dr. Adriano Cefai

Founder and Director at Fides Corporate Services Limited

Practice Areas:

Maritime Law
Ship &Yacht Registration
Trust Law &Administration
Tax Planning
Corporate Law


Maltese, English and Italian

General Profile

Dr. Adriano Cefai was conferred with a Doctorate of Laws (LL.D.) from the University of Malta in 2005. Following his apprenticeship with Cefai &Associates, in corporate law and administration, he furthered his studies at Queen Mary University (London) where he was awarded with merit an LL.M. in Trusts and International &EC Tax Planning.

Adriano also completed two courses in ADIT (Advanced Diploma of International Taxation in 2006) and is currently writing his thesis, and an Advanced Diploma in Private Maritime Law at IMLI, Malta.

In 2004 Adriano joined as associate Cefai &Associates a family oriented law firm founded in 1976 and today a well known specialist commercial and shipping law firm on the international and European circuits. In 2007 he was made partner of the firm and to date manages the ship registration and administration department and the international commercial agreements and advice which the firm handle are managed by him.

He also joined Corporate Services Limited (CSL) a Maltese corporate service provider established in 1988 acting as a Director and Trustee. In 2006 he was appointed as Director, Company Secretary, compliance officer and Money Laundering Officer of Altedge Capital Management Limited a licensed Investment Management Company. During his tenure with CSL he advised on various local regulatory aspects (Gaming, Investments, Insurance) and assisted clients with structuring their activities through Maltese trading and holding companies.

Adriano in 2009 co-founded Fides Corporate Services Limited and related entities with the vision of creating a young dynamic and specialist consultancy and corporate services provider.

Adriano is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, Institute of Financial Services Providers, Finance Malta, Malta Institute of Management.