Rachel Vella Baldacchino

Rachel is a dual-qualified corporate finance and M&A lawyer.

Rachel joined WH Partners in 2014 as a trainee lawyer, continuing as an associate in 2016 upon qualification as a Maltese advocate. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2019.

She practices in the firm’s corporate M&A and finance team, and regularly advises on a broad range of corporate finance and banking transactions and disputes, domestic & cross-border private equity M&A deals, principally in the innovative technology, gaming, and financial services industries, including operators falling under the Virtual Financial Assets framework.

Education

Rachel graduated from the University of Cambridge with the degree of Master of Corporate Law with First Class Honours in 2017, where she is a member of Pembroke College.

Rachel read law at the University of Malta, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with European Studies in 2013 and a Doctor of Laws in 2016. She spent an Erasmus year at the University of Bologna. Her doctoral thesis critically revisited securitisation laws in a post-financial crisis world.

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A diplomat

Benedict Cumberbatch

Any foreign language, but especially French and German. 

All of them! But first, Swedish, Arabic, Portuguese or Mandarin. 

I wouldn’t travel back in time, only forwards. I’ll start with 200 years in the future.

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