Maria DeBono

Maria is an Associate within the Corporate & Commercial Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. Her main areas of practice are Commercial, Corporate and Trust law.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Laws and Master of Advocacy degrees from the University of Malta in 2017 and 2018 respectively, Maria then furthered her studies in London where she read for a Master of Laws (LLM) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialised in Corporate and Commercial Law. At Fenech & Fenech, she regularly advises clients on several company law and corporate issues, including liquidation, insolvency, corporate restructuring and company reinstatement matters. She is also experienced in assisting clients on a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, both on a local and cross-border scale.

Maria also forms part of the Trusts and Foundations Department of the Firm and regularly advises clients on which vehicle would best suit their needs: be it a trust, foundation or association and the intricacies involved in the establishment of these structures. Together with the rest of the team, she also regularly assists the key-players within these structures such as the trustees or administrators, with any legal advice they require.

Languages: Maltese, English

Career Highlights

Co-assisting and advising the original shareholders/founders of the Maltese software company Hotjar, in the sale of their shares to Contentsquare, specifically in the preparation of the corporate closing deliverables required to close the transaction

Co-assisting in connection with the sale of a €4M early 20th century residential palace in Malta

Co-assisting a leading telecoms company in connection with competition law matters

Co-assisting a well-established corporate client in the hospitality and luxury yacht field with their corporate law needs


The London School of Economics and Political Science

2019 – Master of Laws (Corporate & Commercial Law) (LLM)

University of Malta

2018 – Master of Advocacy,(M.Adv)

University of Malta

2017 – Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons))