Maria graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2009 and was admitted to the Maltese bar in April 2010 in which year she was also awarded the Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Maria is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners in Malta.
Maria has been a Partner within DF Advocates since 2017 and heads the Corporate and Commercial Department.
Throughout the years, Maria has gained a broad experience in all aspects of European and Maltese competition and corporate law, particularly in relation to mergers and acquisitions, foundations and trusts, education, aviation, gaming, and tax law. Maria has also gained ample experience in advising the Government of Malta, other state-owned entities and private entities on major projects, including public procurement, concessions and state aid. Maria has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions, with her recent clients being both Maltese and international companies, in particular leading service providers in the gaming, educational, retail and pharmaceutical sectors.