Dr. Daniel Vella

Dr. Daniel Vella


Daniel graduated from the University of Malta (UoM) completing the Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Master of Advocacy (M.Adv) degrees. During his time at university, Daniel successfully submitted his dissertation titled “The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in Search and Rescue Operations at sea within the Mediterranean” with distinction. He was later awarded a Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Maritime Law at the International Maritime Law Institute.

In his student years, Daniel was actively involved in both the national and international chapters of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), namely as President of ELSA Malta and Director for Development and Partnership Coordination at ELSA International. He also served as the elected Student Representative on the UoM Senate and later on Council. In 2019, Daniel participated in a semester-long Erasmus programme at Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied Corporate & Business Law. 

In his free time, Daniel enjoys doing sports, travelling and reading.

Career, Education & Memberships


• Associate – Dingli & Dingli Law Firm since 2021
• Legal Trainee – Dingli & Dingli Law Firm 2019 - 2021


• Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Maritime Law with distinction
(International Maritime Law Institute - 2021)
• Master of Advocacy – University of Malta - 2020
• Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)(University of Malta – 2019)


• Admitted to Superior Courts of Malta - 2021
• Malta Maritime Law Association