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Senior Associate

Maria Lisa Buttigieg

Maria Lisa Buttigieg

Maria Lisa is a Senior Associate within the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department of Mamo TCV Advocates. She was admitted to the Bar in 2014 and was an associate of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department of Simon Tortell & Associates from November 2013 until Simon Tortell & Associates merged with Mamo TCV Advocates in July 2016.

Her main area of practice is general civil and commercial law with a particular focus on debt collection, contractual disputes, estate settlement, consumer protection and real estate. She advises both local and international clients, as well as government entities, and has also represented clients in litigation before the relative local courts and tribunals.

Maria Lisa also specialises in tourism, leisure and hospitality law and has advised and assisted the government in the drafting of legislation and the transposition of EU legislation in Maltese law.

Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Malta, 2010
  • Diploma Notary Public, University of Malta, 2011
  • Doctor of Laws, University of Malta, 2013

Representative Experience

  • External Counsel for local government authority and represents the same before relative courts and tribunals in various licensing and enforcement-related cases and on other matters of a litigious nature
  •  External Counsel for a local retail bank on a variety of matters including matters involving general civil and commercial law and banking law and represents the same before relative courts and tribunals
  • Forms part of a legal team assisting an investment service provider in an ongoing multimillion-euro dispute with its investors before the Courts of Malta
  • Forms part of a legal team assisting a foreign client in a multimillion-euro international arbitration and other related proceedings for the recovery of amounts due to a client as a result of a breach from a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement by the debtor


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2014)

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MAMO TCV Advocates
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436

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Awards & recognitions

Maria Lisa Buttigieg – A lawyer whose technical expertise, coupled with dogged research of caselaw, is outstanding.

The Legal 100 - Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)2022