Maria Bonello
Senior Associate

Maria Bonello is a Senior Associate within the firm's Corporate and Finance practice. She has been actively involved in the sphere of domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate restructurings and equity and debt financing structures. She frequently handles legal and regulatory aspects related to these areas. On various occasions, Maria has assisted clients in relation to vendor or purchaser related legal due diligence processes concerning the acquisition and disposal of corporate entities, including Government entities. She has also been involved in complex processes of corporate reorganisations. On a regular basis, Maria advises companies listed on the Malta Stock Exchange on a number of issues.  

B.A. in Legal and Humanistic Studies (2002, University of Malta)
Doctor of Laws (2005, University of Malta)
Master of Laws (2006, University College, University of London)
Diploma in Taxation (2015, Malta Institute of Taxation)

Formed part of legal team assisting a major player in the Maltese telecoms industry in successfully spinning-off its property subsidiary by way of a dividend distribution and in listing its shares on the Malta Stock Exchange;

Co-ordinated a group of legal professionals in executing a legal due diligence exercise and in drawing up a vendor due diligence report in connection with the divestment of shares pertaining to a listed company; Assisted the company during the different stages of the bidding and takeover process; 

Acted as counsel in relation to a number of public offerings as well as listings of equity and non-equity securities on the Malta Stock Exchange;  Retained by, and regularly advises listed entities on various matters including corporate governance and continuing obligations;

Handled a series of banking and financing transactions, including acting as lead counsel for borrowers in relation to the refinancing of financial indebtedness in excess of USD 200 Million;

Advised different categories of stakeholders including debtors, creditors and management in situations involving actual or anticipated financial difficulty.

Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2006)
Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation 

Related Practices

Capital Markets
Corporate and Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency

Contact Details

T: (+356) 2540 3000

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Office

Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street

Valletta VLT1436
Malta