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Rachel Powell

Senior Associate

Was admitted to the bar in 2019 and has since established herself as a proactive legal professional with a diverse skill set. Graduated in 2018 and ranking within the top 5 in the Master of Advocacy program and the top 10 in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree course at the University of Malta with a dissertation entitled ‘The challenges of cloud storage in the collection, preservation, and use of electronic evidence in the criminal process’. This work highlights the need for amendments in Maltese legislation to accommodate technological advancements, particularly in cloud infrastructure and data protection.

She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Notably, she made history as the youngest female legal drafter, contributing significantly to the formulation of the Agency for Infrastructure Malta Act, successfully passed through Parliament in 2018. Following this milestone, she served as the Head of Legal for the Agency for four years, demonstrating astute leadership and legal expertise, entrusted with several multi-million infrastructural projects.

In 2021, she obtained certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, enhancing her expertise in data privacy and protection.

Her professional focus spans various legal domains, including property law, procurement, transport, infrastructure, data protection, privacy and security, energy (oil, gas, renewables) and environmental law, government and public policy, as well as public international law.

Her involvement in international forums, including participation in the United Nations Security Council and the Ukraine Peace Summit, showcases her global perspective and commitment to addressing legal complexities.