Mariosa Vella CardonaSenior Advisor

Areas of expertise
  • Consumer law
  • Competition law
  • Data protection law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Commercial law
  • Magister Juris in European and Comparative law, University of Malta, Malta
  • Doctorate of Laws (LL.D.), University of Malta, Malta
  • Diploma in Notarial Studies, University of Malta, Malta
  • Maltese, English and Italian

Dr Mariosa Vella Cardona is a Maltese warranted lawyer. She obtained her Doctorate of Laws from the University of Malta in 1997, from where she also completed a Magister Juris in European and Comparative law. After being admitted to the bar, she joined the EU department of a leading law firm as an Associate and then went on to set up her own private practice.

Throughout her career, she has occupied various roles including that of Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality as well as that of Deputy Secretary General of the Malta Bankers’ Association, amongst others.

Her portfolio includes private companies and professional bodies to which she provides general legal support in competition and consumer law, data protection matters, intellectual property law, employment law, drafting and vetting of commercial contracts and others. She is also regularly engaged as a national expert by European firms to participate in EU tenders relating to the transposition or implementation of EU laws in Malta. Such projects range from the transposition of the EU acquis dealing with freedom, security & justice, labour law, consumer law, financial services, anti-money laundering legislation and others.  Mariosa is also extensively involved in the QA teams of various European firms in relation to EU projects. She has also been engaged as an expert by the rapporteur of an ECOSOC study group focusing on consumer law and policy.

In January 2024, Mariosa joined Milieu as a senior legal advisor where she has to date been actively involved as a country national expert or as part of a QA team for various multi-country projects providing consultancy services primarily to EU institutions and agencies.

Mariosa is a member of the Maltese Chamber of Advocates, as well as a visiting examiner at the University of Malta. She regularly contributes to the local media as an expert in EU law, besides participating as a speaker in her areas of expertise in local conferences.