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Davinia is the Managing Partner of CSB Legal.
Davinia read law at the University of Malta and was conferred a B.A. in Legal and Humanistic (European) Studies in 2003, a Diploma of Notary Public in 2004, and a Doctorate of Laws in 2005, after successfully completing an ERASMUS program at Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy in the same year.
Davinia was admitted to the Malta Bar in March 2006, she fulfilled a year of internship with a boutique law firm in Valletta, and was subsequently hired on a full-time basis by the same firm. In 2010 she resigned from this post in order to focus on her expanding family, and for two years ran her own private practice focused on civil and commercial law, before joining CSB Group in 2013 as a Director and in-house legal counsel, before taking on the role of Managing partner of CSB Legal in January 2018.
Davinia has been a member of the Chamber of Advocates since 2006 and is an active member of the Institute for Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP), contributing most actively through her contributions within its sub-committee on compliance.
Areas of Practice: Company Law, Trusts and Foundations, Compliance Law, Corporate Governance, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Contract Law and Real Estate Law.
Christina joined CSB Legal (previously CSB Advocates) in December 2014. Christina read Law at the University of Malta and was conferred a Bachelor of Laws with European Studies in 2011 and a Diploma of Notary Public in 2012. She obtained her Doctor of Laws in 2014 after having presented her thesis entitled “Should Criminal Law Stop at the Touchline? A Comparative Analysis of how Criminal Law is applied in the Sports Field.” During her previous experience as a student trainee, Christina was mainly exposed to the legal areas of civil and criminal litigation, contract drafting and legal matters with regard to sport.
Since joining CSB Legal, Christina has distinguished herself as an immigration, yachting and intellectual property specialist, with an eye for detail and sound knowledge of the Law and practice.
Christina has been a member of the Chamber of Advocates since 2005 and is also a member of the Investment Migration Council.
Areas of Practice: Company Law, Immigration, Yachting, Intellectual Property and Employment Law.
Maria joined CSB Legal (previously CSB Advocates) as a trainee in December 2014. Maria read Law and was conferred a Bachelor of Laws with Maltese in 2013 and a Diploma of Notary Public in 2014, both from the University of Malta, before obtaining a Doctorate of Laws from the same University in 2016. As part of her studies, Maria wrote a thesis on the OECD’s BEPS Action to counter harmful tax practices. Maria has also completed the ELSA Summer Law School on International Trade Law at Yaşar University in 2015. In 2018, Maria successfully completed a Diploma in International Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation, to complement her knowledge and training in Company Law.
Maria is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Malta Institute of Taxation.
Areas of Practice: Company Law, Employment Law, iGaming Law.
Charlotte joined CSB Legal as a trainee in January 2017. Charlotte read Law and was conferred a Bachelor of Laws in 2014 and a Diploma of Notary Public in 2015, both from the University of Malta, before obtaining a Doctorate of Laws from the same University in November 2017. As part of her studies, Charlotte wrote a thesis entitled ‘The Development of a Trade Secret Rule’ where a critical analysis ensued on the Trade Secrets Directive. During her previous experience as a student trainee, Charlotte was mainly exposed to corporate law and contract review and drafting. In 2018, Charlotte successfully completed a ‘Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management’ organised by the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners in order to complement her training in trusts and foundations.
Charlotte is a member of the Chamber of Advocates.
Areas of Practice: Trusts and Foundations, Data Protection / GDPR, Immigration.
Donna joined CSB Legal in 2018 to specifically assist the firm with its portfolio of gaming clients. Donna read Law at the University of Malta and was conferred a Bachelor of Laws with Italian in 2009 and a Diploma of Notary Public in 2010. She obtained her Doctor of Laws in 2013 after having presented her thesis entitled “The Child’s Right to Know her Genetic Parentage”. Donna proceeded to obtain a master’s degree from the University of Strathclyde in IT and Telecommunication Law, and successfully defended her dissertation entitled ‘The Freedom to Provide Services as seen from a Remote Gambling Operator’s Perspective, with Specific Regard to Technical Standards.’
During her previous experiences, Donna has worked as an in-house counsel for a number of well-established gaming and telecommunications companies, assisting the management of such companies with the day-to-day operations, including being responsible for legal and compliance matters of the same.
Donna is a member of the Chamber of Advocates.
Areas of Practice: Company Law, iGaming Law, MGA Licenses and Compliance.
Dr Franklin Cachia joined CSB Legal in 2019. He was previously employed with a law firm and tax advisory firm for over 7 years. He attended the University of Malta, and successfully completed a Bachelor of Laws degree, followed by a Doctor of Laws degree in 2012. In fulfilment of his LL.D., Franklin submitted and defended his thesis entitled: “The Custody Business in the Financial Sector”. Franklin obtained his Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) which helped him solidify his foundations in domestic and international taxation.
In 2015, Franklin furthered his studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he read an Advanced LL.M. in International Tax Law with a specific focus on European Tax Law and VAT Law. He successfully submitted and defended his thesis entitled, ‘Analysing the European Commission’s Final Decisions on Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Fiat Finance & Trade’.
Franklin is also a lecturer with the Malta Institute of Accountants and is also an examiner on the Board of Examiners at the University of Malta. He also published other articles on the international tax journal EC Tax Review published by Kluwer Law International with his very latest article entitled: ‘Tax Transparency for Intermediaries: The Mandatory Disclosure Rules and Its EU Impact’ (2018) 27 EC Tax Review, Issue 4.
Areas of Practice: International and Maltese Tax Law, Financial Services Law and VFA & Blockchain Law