David graduated as Doctor of Laws at the University of Malta in November 2006 and has concentrated on financial services, competition law, trust law and Arab commercial laws in his post-graduate studies at the University of London, where he was awarded an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial law with distinction.

David worked for one of Malta’s leading law firms, for four years before setting up David Zahra & Associates Advocates. David is actively involved in M&A and corporate finance transactions and aircraft and property financing transactions. David has also worked on a number of bond issues on the Malta Stock Exchange. David has advised governmental agencies on the transposition of European directives into Maltese law.

David also occupies the position of Company Secretary on a number of companies, including Forestals Investments Limited and C. Fino + Sons Limited.

David lectures in Comparative Frameworks in Business and Ethics (Islamic Finance) as part of the M.A. Business Ethics degree offered by the University of Malta. David also acts as supervisor and examiner of law students submitting their thesis in the LLD and dissertation in the M.A. Financial Services courses at the University of Malta.

David is President of the Malta Business Bureau, Chairman of the Financial Services Business Section within the Malta Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Middle East Business Council within the Malta Chamber of Commerce.

Education and Qualifications 

  • B.A Legal & European Studies
  • LL.D
  • LL.M Corporate & Commercial Law – University of London (King’s College, London)


  • Malta Business Network, London
  • Chamber of Advocates
  • Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
  • The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

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