Dr Lorraine Poole is a Senior Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Banking and Finance team, assisting clients with a range of transactions including secured financing, prime brokerage, repos, securities lending and derivatives. Lorraine provides bespoke advice on a range of specialised issues including inter alia close-out netting and collateral arrangements, and is involved in the issuance of the firm’s industry legal opinions to a number of organisations including the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA). She also regularly assists with corporate and other matters. In addition, Lorraine is a visiting lecturer and examiner at the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta.


  • GANADO Advocates, Senior Associate: 2016
  • GANADO Advocates, Associate: 2010
  • GANADO Advocates, Advocate: 2008
  • Visiting Lecturer and Examiner for the Faculty of Laws LLD, University of Malta, since 2009


  • Diploma in Taxation, 2009 (MIT)
  • Magister Juris (European and Comparative Law), 2008 (Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2007 (Malta)
  • Diploma Notary Public, 2005 (Malta)
  • B.A. Law and English, 2004 (Malta)


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates
  • Member of the International Bar Association