A lawyer by profession since 1998, Vanessa occupied a senior managerial position in a
one of the largest local Maltese banks and has been extensively involved in the financial
services sector for the past 16 years. She has provided specialised legal advice to the
bank’s retail banking and wealth management areas, fund management, commercial
banking and global banking and markets, life insurance sector, trusts and foundations, and
company secretarial support. Further responsibilities included legal risk management,
drafting agreements, bond issues, formation and liquidation of companies, advising
compliance regulatory function and interaction with the local regulatory authorities.
Vanessa is currently the managing partner of Vella Grech Legal, a multi-disciplinary
boutique Law Firm established in Malta. Her core areas of expertise include financial
services, corporate & commercial, banking & finance, investment services, e-Commerce,
franchising, intellectual property & competition, consumer & retail and insurance.
She also occupies non-executive directorship and company secretarial roles in local
companies and audit committees.
Vanessa was recently interviewed by the Malta Business Review Magazine for the Women
Leaders series. She is also currently completing a Masters in European Business Law
(European and Comparative Law) from the University of Malta.