Krista Pisani Bencini

Senior Associate
Krista is a Senior Associate at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. Her main practice areas include project & asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate & insolvency law and financial services.

After qualifying as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2003, Krista 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 Commercial and Corporate Department, also assisting within the Finance Department. Her focus is on M&A transactions (particularly Due Diligence investigations) and asset and project finance transactions.

Krista has over 18 years of experience practicing as a Maltese lawyer and has advised clients on various legal issues over the years particularly in connection with financing transactions, financial services legislation, cross-border insolvency, local and cross-border mergers and company law. Her area of expertise includes heading and coordinating various legal due diligence exercises in the context of M&A transactions.

Languages: Maltese, English

Career Highlights

July 2003 Fenech & Fenech Advocates, Senior Associate

2003 Fenlex Corporate Services Limited, Lawyer


University of Malta

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

Awarded warrant to practice law in Malta


University of Malta

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

“Universita di Tor Vergata” Rome

2002 – Feb. 2003: Erasmus Student Exchange Programme

University of Malta

2000 – 2001: Diploma of Notary Public

University of Malta

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