Krista Pisani Bencini is a Senior Associate at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. After qualifying as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2003, she joined as a trainee associate at Fenech & Fenech Advocates working in various departments of the firm. In 2004, after being formally engaged as an Associate, she joined as a lawyer in the corporate services branch of the firm, providing primarily corporate and company secretarial services to clients as well as general legal advice on corporate and company law related issues. Shortly after completing the Masters degree in Financial Services at the University of Malta, she moved to the International Practice Department of the firm assisting primarily in the Financial Services and Commercial and Corporate Departments.

 

Krista Pisani Bencini has over 11 years’ experience practicing as a Maltese lawyer in the areas of corporate and commercial law, financial services legislation, company law and mergers and acquisitions. Krista has advised clients on various legal issues particularly in connection with financing transactions, financial services legislation, cross-border insolvency and legal due diligence matters.

 

In the context of acquisitions, on various occasions, she has headed and coordinated the firm’s legal team in connection with a number of legal due diligence exercises carried out by Fenech & Fenech Advocates with a view to providing clients with a comprehensive report covering a broad range of legal matters relative to the particular entity. On the transactional front, Krista advises clients primarily on the corporate matters surrounding said transactions and provides legal opinions on a broad array of related documentation. Related to her academic interest in European Cross Border issues, she has also advised clients in this respect and contributed to related publications over the past decade. In connection with her post graduate degree, she has also provided legal advice on compliance issues related to Maltese financial services legislation.

Education

2003 – 2006: A. (Financial Services) degree, University of Malta, Dissertation entitled: “European Passport Rights and their Effect on the Maltese Financial Services Industry”.

2004:Awarded warrant to practice law in Malta

2001 – 2003: D. Degree, University of Malta, Thesis: “The Notion of Public Interest, With An Analysis of Maltese Jurisprudence“.

2002 – Feb. 2003: Studied at the “Universita di Tor Vergata” – Rome (Erasmus Student Exchange Programme)

2000 – 2001: Diploma of Notary Public, University of Malta

1997 – 2000: A in Legal & Humanistic Studies (Philosophy), obtained with a First Class Degree, University of Malta.

Memberships & Involvements

October 2009 – June 2011: Lecturer at the Malta Association of Credit Management Details

Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates

Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners

Speaking Engagements
  • “The Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Private Limited Liability Company – Legal and Practical Considerations for an Effective set of Documents at Incorporation”, Company Law day Conference, Intercontinental Hotel, April 2016
  • “The Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Private Limited Liability Company – Legal and Practical Considerations for an Effective set of Documents at Incorporation”, Company Law day Conference, Intercontinental Hotel, October 2014
  • “The Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Private Limited Liability Company – Legal and Practical Considerations for an Effective set of Documents at Incorporation”, Company Law day Conference, Le Meridien Hotel, May 2012
Articles & Publications