Kelly Fenech

Kelly is a qualified lawyer and senior associate with WH Partners who advises both international and local clients. He has also been appointed as a designated person for WH Innovation Ltd – a VFA Agent in terms of Articles 7 and 14 of the Malta Virtual Financial Assets Act.

Kelly specializes in distributed ledger technology, financial services, fintech and capital markets with a special focus on investment and payment services, anti-money laundering, securities and private placements equity issues.

His current work includes the issuing of legal opinions, assiting clients apply for financial services licences and advising multiple companies on various regulatory matters to ensure they remain compliant with  EU legislation and MFSA and FIAU requirements.

Kelly also regularly assists clients in all corporate and commercial matters including corporate governance, M&A transactions and general company law.


Kelly graduated with a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta. He is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2011. In addition to his legal education, Kelly holds a Masters in the Science of Finance (CFA Programme Partner) from Trinity College, University of Dublin with a dissertation entitled, ‘A Sovereign Wealth Fund for All’ for which he obtained a distinction.


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