Maria graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2009. She obtained the warrant to practice as an advocate before the Maltese Courts and is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners Malta.
Maria heads the corporate and commercial law team within DF Advocates with her principal areas of practice being mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, general commercial law, trusts, education law, gaming law, intellectual property law and aviation. Maria assists local and foreign clients in a variety of transactional and operational matters, including setting up of joint ventures, complex corporate restructurings, corporate governance and maintenance issues, advising on competition issues, franchising, licensing of intellectual property rights as well as providing regulatory advice and assistance to educational institutions and gaming entities. Maria also advises private entities on major projects awarded through government concessions and has advised government on several public concessions.