Dr Galea Salomone, holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Masters degree in European Studies from the University of Kent. He read law at the University of Malta, and graduated as a lawyer in 2002, after successfully defending a dissertation entitled Regulating Market Abuse on the Stock Exchange. Prior to moving into legal practice, Dr Galea Salomone held a number of senior positions in the private and public sector. He is currently a partner in Galea Salomone Advocates and acts for a number of local and international clients in the corporate and commercial sector. His areas of specialisation include Company Law and Financial Services Law, with a specific interest in Corporate Governance. He has extensive experience in advising public listed companies and private companies on the regulatory and corporate governance aspects of their business. He has assisted a number of international clients to set up operations in Malta. Over the past 15 years he has acted as legal advisor to a number of local and foreign clients involved in mergers and acquisitions. Dr Galea Salomone acts as company secretary to a number of publicly listed regulated and private companies, as well as other Public Interest Companies in Malta. He has also acted as director of private companies in the tourist and financial services sector and lectured on various aspects of financial services regulation.