Nicole Portelli

Nicole Portelli

Nicole is an associate within the Corporate and Banking and Finance team at the Firm. As a student, she gained experience mainly in corporate law within the legal department of a reputable audit firm. Throughout her years at the University of Malta, Nicole was a Board member of one of the law student organizations on campus, ELSA Malta, for the term 2017/18. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Prior to completing her studies, Nicole completed her pupillage within the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. She then graduated with a Master of Advocacy from the University of Malta in November 2019 and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in January 2020.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.(Hons.))
  • Master of Advocacy (M.Adv)

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Banking & Finance

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Banking & Finance

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