Marisa Azzopardi
Marisa Vella
T: (+356) 2123 8989
Languages: English, Maltese and Italian

Key facts

Partner since


Practice areas

Dispute Resolution|Employment and Pensions|Intellectual Property|Real Estate and Construction|Telecommunications, Media and Technology|Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality

Professional experience


Partner, Camilleri Preziosi


Senior Associate, Camilleri Preziosi


Associate, Camilleri Preziosi

Academic qualifications


LL.M. Corporate and Commercial Law, University of London, UK


LL.D. University of Malta, Malta 


Diploma Notary Public, University of Malta, Malta


B.A. Legal and Humanistic Studies, University of Malta, Malta


Marisa Vella is responsible for a considerable number of litigation and arbitration cases at the firm.

She handles commercial, corporate and civil law disputes as well as corporate insolvency matters.

Marisa represents local and international clients at court, in tribunals and arbitration panels in a wide range of areas. These disputes include shareholder disputes and minority rights, insolvency, intellectual property, transport, insurance, labour law, property-related disputes and banking. 

Marisa is a lecturer and an examiner at the University of Malta within the Civil Law department.

Professional memberships

  • Interlaw
  • Chamber of Advocates
  • Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

What others are saying

"Extremely efficient in court." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2012

"One of the best litigators of the younger generation." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2013

Leading Individual Chambers Europe, 2013

"She has a very good reputation - she is diligent and organised and her research is extremely detailed. No follow-ups are required as she is very prompt." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2015

"Meticulous and detailed." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2016

"Excellent court presence." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2016

"She is a very thorough and approachable lawyer who seeks to understand the objectives of her clients and dedicates the necessary time and attention in order to achieve them. She also goes the extra mile and her attention to detail and work ethic set her apart." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2017

Leading individual - Real estate and construction Legal 500, 2017

An "excellent and talented" lawyer who is "persuasive without being confrontational."  - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2018

Leading individual - Real estate and construction Legal 500, 2018

‘Brilliant’ - Real estate and construction Legal 500, 2018

Ranked lawyer - Dispute Resolution Legal 500, 2018

Ranked lawyer - Intellectual Property Legal 500, 2018

Marisa Vella focuses on commercial, insurance and employment disputes, as well as acting on construction disputes. Clients appreciate that she is "very accessible, understanding and composed," as well as being a "good listener." - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2019

Leading individual - Real estate Legal 500, 2019

Ranked lawyer - Dispute Resolution Legal 500, 2019

Marisa led on a number of cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties and contractual disputes.  - Dispute Resolution Legal 500, 2019

Marisa Vella advises on a host of commercial disputes relating to contractual matters, and also acts on personal injury claims and debt recovery processes. She is reported to be "very thorough and well prepared" as well as "very supportive" to her clients. - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe, 2020

Leading individual - Real estate and construction Legal 500, 2020

Band 1 - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe 2021

Marisa Vella moves up in the rankings, with one client praising her as "very well researched and organised," while another adds that she has "a good eye for details and provides good follow-up." Vella represents clients in both litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on construction disputes. - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe 2021

Band 1 - Dispute Resolution Chambers Europe 2022

Leading individual - Real estate and construction Legal 500, 2022

‘Marisa Vella is a very calm person, with a great grasp of the law and is very good at mediation. Rya Gatt is very good in property law.’

Leading individual - Dispute Resolution Legal 500, 2022

‘Marisa Vella provides an excellent service, assisting clients through the procedures including regular briefing and discussion meetings prior to hearings.’

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Level 3, Valletta Buildings

South Street

Valletta, VLT 1103


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