Principal Legal Advisor
Emma Psaila is a Maltese qualified lawyer and a principal legal advisor at Milieu where she is mainly involved in the management and quality assurance of complex multi-country projects and the drafting of legal studies. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Malta and the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge where she specialised in international law. She has worked as a translator of the acquis communautaire, a research assistant at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and a contracts manager for the University of Cambridge. She has over ten years’ experience in carrying out conformity studies on the transposition of EU Directives into Maltese law.
In 2008, Emma joined Milieu’s in house team and has been heavily involved various projects including: project coordination of a Conformity Checking Framework Contract for DG Environment; project management of a Framework Contract for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights; project management of a DG Employment contract on access to justice in gender equality and anti-discrimination law and project management of a contract for DG Internal Market and Services assessing the national measures adopted in the EU Member States to implement the Services Directive. She is currently leading a team of legal analysts in a DG Justice study exploring consumer issues in the sharing economy and directing a number of studies for the European Parliament and the Commission.
Emma has also provided technical input on various projects including: a study on new initiatives regarding the dismantling of ships (DG Environment); a project on maritime safety and pollution in the Black and Caspian Seas (Europaid); a study on the legal framework for the protection of EU financial interests by criminal law (DG Justice); an evaluation of the Mediation Directive (DG Justice); a study on the involvement of children in judicial proceedings (DG Justice); a study on human trafficking for forced labour (DG HOME); a study on force marriage from a gender perspective (European Parliament) and a study on cyberbullying amongst young people (European Parliament).
Languages: English, Maltese, Italian, French.