Annabel Hili is an Associate at Malta law firm GVZH Advocates, where her main areas of practice are data protection, technology, media and telecommunications, and intellectual property. She also advises on corporate, M&A and real estate matters. She graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015 and was called to the Bar in 2016. Dr Hili has just completed an LLM in the Law of Internet Technology at Bocconi University in Milan, focusing on international legal matters emerging in the digital age, including intellectual property and competition rules, data protection, jurisdictional issues and digital innovation.
Melo joined the family business in 1988 and was appointed managing director of Motherwell Bridge, then a joint venture with Motherwell Bridge Group of Scotland. He later also headed the company’s Italian operation and was a board member of Motherwell Bridge Bhicam in the Bahamas. Mr Hili was named Developmental Licencee for McDonald’s in Malta in 2005, for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2007, for Greece in 2011, and for Romania in 2016. He is chairman of Premier Capital and chief executive officer of Hili Ventures.
Victor joined the McDonald’s team in Malta before the first of nine restaurants opened in 1995. He was St Julian’s restaurant manager in Malta for three years during which time he won a Manager of the Year award. Victor was later appointed Operations Manager and moved to head office. In 2007, he was appointed Director of Operations for the Baltics and moved to Riga for three and a half years. In 2011, he was entrusted with leading the operation in Greece. He returned to Malta in 2014 as Managing Director for Malta and Greece. He assumed responsibility for all six McDonald’s markets in 2015 and now holds the position of chief executive officer of Premier Capital. Victor was appointed chairman of HV Hospitality in 2019.
Karen graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2010 and was admitted to the bar in 2011. She previously practiced with an established law firm in Malta within the civil and commercial department, advising on matters relating to corporate, maritime, aviation, insurance, energy and technology.
Karen has served as company secretary for regulated insurance intermediaries and property entities in Malta. She obtained a Master’s in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary, University of London in 2016.