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Abalone Services

Abalone Services Ltd is a Company Service Provider (CSP) licensed by the MFSA that provides regulatory, operational, legal and advisory services and roles to an international clientele.

We also provides legal and structuring services, with a particular focus on European investment funds and securitisation vehicle, to third-party Investment Managers, Advisors, Family Offices, Wealth Managers, MiFID Firms, Securitisation Cell Companies and any other entity that needs support in identifying and structuring the most suitable investment solution.


Abalone Services Ltd is a leading legal and advisory firm specialised in financial services, investment funds structuring, corporate law and business advisory services. We are driven by what our clients need and committed to supporting their immediate and long-term success.

Our Team

José Luis Villar Martín

CO and MLRO of Abalone Asset Management and Abalone Services

Jose has been working in the Maltese investment Services Industry since 2014, joining Custom House as Legal Officer. Then, he moved to the Capital Markets Department at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. Before joining Abalone Asset Management in 2019, he has served as Senior Legal and Compliance Officer at Apex Fund Services (Malta) Limited. He holds a bachelor’s in Law by the University Carlos III de Madrid and a master’s degree in International Relations with major studies Business internationalization by the Diplomatic School of Spain.

Roberto Colapinto

Founder, Chairman & CEO of Abalone Solitaire

Founder of all companies of Abalone group, Roberto helds several important roles in his working experience. In 2013 he was Head of Regional Coverage responsible for Southern Europe and Latin America for Credit Agricole and in 2007 he served as General Manager Edmond de Rothschild Europe for Milan branch.

Andrea Maria Vittorio Venturini

Director of Abalone Services, CEO of Abalone Asset Management and COO of Abalone Capital

Andrea started his career in the real estate sector as a private property manager, later he became Financial Controller in a certification body for public contractors. Once graduated at the Bocconi University, he got the Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics to Economics and a Second Level Master in Finance at the University of Turin.

Lorenzo Savi

Board Member of Abalone Asset Management and Abalone Services

More than 20 years of experience in Corporate and Investment banking gained in London, Milan, Luxembourg, Singapore and Stockholm. Lorenzo has been appointed to numerous senior risk management roles such as Industrial Conglomerate Sodrugestvo, BBVA, BOFA, Rabobank, JP Morgan, Jefferies Bache.

Riccardo Teodori

Board member of Abalone Capital, Abalone Services and Chairman of Abalone Asset Management, CIO of Abalone Asset Management

Since 2014 he was managing partner of Nord Credit, an Italian company specialized in financial analysis and negotiation with banking institutions. He has over 6 years experience as quantitative professional trader developing mechanical trading strategies. Since 2012 he has acted as director, investment committee member and portfolio manager of a number of funds in Malta.


Investment Funds Structuring

We aim at supporting our clients in the structuring of the most suitable investment vehicle for their needs. Thanks to the broad experience of our international team, we cover most of the European and some of the off shore investment funds domicile. Our turnkey solutions allow the clients to delegate in full the structuring project to us. Since our inception we have structured more than 10 different types of investments funds in more than 5 different investment domiciles.

Fund Manager Structuring

Being Malta a rising financial jurisdiction we have decided to help people who would like to relocate their investment management and advisory business to Malta, with the legal work taking care of all the authorisation process by the local financial authority. We also offer a complete support to the new business operations, once the authorization is obtained. Our goal is to facilitate the relocation of foreigners’ business, in order to attract as many talented investment professionals as possible in our rising financial centre.

Corporate Service

Abalone Services is a full Corporate Services Provider registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority. Our Corporate team works closely with clients to achieve their immediate and long-term corporate objectives. The team focuses on delivering strategies and outcomes to meet the needs of our clients in a prompt and efficient manner. Abalone offers the following corporate services: corporate structuring, company formation and administration, corporate governance practices and procedures, accounting services, compliance services, operations and bank account opening services.

Fund Services

We offer comprehensive support services for investment funds, as a result of our deep experience in the industry and are able to deliver expertise in fulfilling all corporate governance and secretarial functions, including: directorship services, compliance officer services, MLRO services, corporate secretarial services and registered office services.

Other services

Legal Support

We have developed deep expertise in the Maltese legal framework applicable to the investment services world. We help our clients in dealing with the day to day legal issues as well as with the extraordinary corporate transactions, which require deep knowledge of the applicable legal framework.

Securitisation Vehicle Structuring

In keeping pace with the financial markets evolution, we have developed expertise in the structuring of securitization vehicles in Malta and Luxembourg, including the structuring project management and the legal work execution.

Private Clients

Our Relocation Services Department is targeted both for individuals and businesses, we guide corporations and HNWIs to relocate to Malta. Malta offers a robust legal framework that allows individuals and families to obtain the Maltese citizenship or residency under the following investment programmes: the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) www.iip.gov.mt, the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) and the Global Residence Programme (GRP).

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