Who am I?
I obtained my warrant to practice law and became a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates in early 2002. The Chamber is the self-regulating body for the profession of lawyers in Malta.
While finishing my law degree, I decided to obtain my Diploma in Matrimonial Jurisprudence (Canonical Law relating to Marriages) from the Archdiocese of Malta. This means I can appear before the Ecclesiastical Tribunal in marriage nullity cases.
In 2003, I qualified in EU and Comparative Law (Magister Juris at University of Malta). In 2007 I completed my Masters in International Maritime Law (LL.M. at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organisation).
Areas of Practice
My main areas of practice are: corporate law, maritime and transport law, superyachts and aviation and general commercial law, EU law in general, competition law (anti-trust), IT law and electronic communications law.
Work and Involvements
I currently work with Acumum – Legal & Advisory – a boutique firm comprising of trusts, fiduciary and consultancy services, heading up the marine & aviation team.
Since 2009, I am part of the external lecturing staff at different institutes within MCAST. I have also been a guest lecturer in other institutions, in commercial, aviation and maritime law. Occasionally, I have sat on the board of examiners for specialised topics at the University of Malta.
For a few years, I served as a judicial assistant at the Courts of Justice, Malta, which is a semi-judicial role in assisting the judge by compiling reports on legal matters (jurisprudence and texts) so as to support a judgement.
For almost 3 years, I was a director at the Office for Competition (Malta). This gave me a world of experience and contacts in terms of team management and international / EU relations. The work here gave me the opportunity to participate in meetings of the European Commission.
I have worked with a number of corporate and shipping entities, which gave me the expertise I need for my current role. This included my own corporate services company, whose business I then merged with Acumum.
My work with Acumum brings together my experience in maritime and corporate law. It has provided me with the opportunity to do the work that I love. You can visit my profile here for more info or contact me.