Dr. Karen Coppini graduated with a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from the University of Malta in 2010 where she submitted her dissertation on “The Existing Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Rules for Resolving Online Defamation Claims”.
In 2016 Karen graduated with a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree specialising in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary, University of London after submitting her dissertation on “Binding Corporate Rules and their Application in Cloud Computing”.
Karen started her legal traineeship in 2007 with Refalo & Zammit Pace Advocates where she eventually became an Associate in 2010 within the Corporate and Commercial Department. She was admitted to the Bar in 2011 and acted as counsel before the Courts of Malta for both local and international clients. Karen advised same on corporate and commercial law matters, including maritime, aviation, real estate, insurance, I.T. and energy law related matters. During her association, she was appointed Company Secretary of an insurance broking company, insurance management company and company involved in real estate.
In 2015, Karen joined Hili Ventures Limited, a venture capital company partnering with brands including McDonalds, Apple, Lenovo, Apco Pay, Motherwell Bridge, CMA CGM, Allcom, Carmelo Caruana, Harvest Technology, PTL employing over 9000 people in Europe where she was appointed the group’s Company Secretary. She sat on the boards of four companies listed on the Malta Stock Exchange with debt securities, 20 other local companies and some of the international companies of this group.
In January 2019, Karen was appointed Senior Corporate and Commercial lawyer at Dr. Werner and Partner and forms part of the crypto team.