Roberta Aquilina Portelli

Roberta pursued her studies at the University of Malta, first obtaining a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and subsequently, graduating as a Master of Laws with a thesis in the field of civil law.  After a two-year experience practicing with a local law firm specialising in civil, commercial and private law service lines, Roberta was successfully admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2018.

Roberta is currently in her final year reading for a Master of Arts in Financial Services at the University of Malta, in the pursuance of which she completed study units relating to, advanced company law matters, international taxation, EU and local financial services legal framework, investment services, the regulation of banking, the framework of insurance services, among others. Through her thesis entitled ‘Combatting Money Laundering (AML) and Countering of Terrorist Financing (CFT): Question of Sustainability?’, Roberta is exploring the importance of integrating ESG aspects into AML/CFT compliance frameworks. Roberta also obtained an Award in Anti-Money Laundering & Funding of Terrorism (MQF Level 5).

In 2019, Roberta also pursued an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner Award (MQF Level 6) and is now a certified GDPR practitioner. Over the years, Roberta has delivered training on various aspects relating to privacy and data protection. Furthermore, in the course of her professional career, she has served as a Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Consultant to a wide array of clients, including several private and public entities.

Roberta has also successfully obtained a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management.

After a three-year experience with Grant Thornton Malta and two years working with a local boutique law firm, Roberta joined Corrieri Cilia in 2023, focusing predominantly on corporate and taxation as well as data protection matters.

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