Yvette Borg Cardona 
Senior Associate

Yvette Borg Cardona is a Senior Associate within the Investment Services and Funds Department of the Firm. She joined the Firm in 2018.

Previously she worked as a self-employed managing pharmacist in a community pharmacy for various years.  She graduated as a lawyer and eventually joined the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) where she gained extensive experience in financial services, particularly in regulatory matters. 

Yvette assists in the incorporation and licensing of investment services licence holders, including Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Management Companies.  She also assists clients in the establishment and licensing of all types of collective investment schemes, typically, Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), Professional Investor Funds (PIFs) and UCITS.  Moreover, she handles regulatory queries related to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).

She advises clients in the drafting and negotiation of relative documentation and provides ongoing legal support work to investment services licence holders and collective investment schemes.  She advises clients on corporate and regulatory matters, including compliance with European Union (EU) and national legislation, and MFSA rules.

Yvette’s other specialist areas include the laws on trusts, corporate services, anti-money laundering and counter funding of terrorism (AML/CFT), and data protection.  She also assumed the role of Data Protection Officer during her tenure at the MFSA.    

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (1992, University of Malta)

Bachelor of Laws with Philosophy (2010, University of Malta)

Doctor of Laws (2013, University of Malta)

IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management (2016, Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Malta)

Master of Arts in Financial Services (2016, University of Malta)

Master of Laws with a specialisation in Commercial and Corporate Law (2017, University of London)

Doctor of Philosophy candidate (University of Birmingham, UK)

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

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