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Stanley Portelli joined GS Advocates as a partner in April 2013. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Authority for Transport in Malta (Transport Malta), having overseen the amalgamation in 2010 of what were previously three distinct transport regulatory entities, namely the Malta Transport Authority, the Civil Aviation Department, and the Malta Maritime Authority where Dr. Portelli also served as CEO from 2009.  Under his leadership, Transport Malta implemented various national road and marine infrastructural programmes, the public transport sector was fully liberalised and the Authority achieved record numbers in both ship and aircraft/Air Operating Companies registration, Malta having gained the top place in the EU in terms of ship gross tonnage registered under its flag.

Between 2001 and 2009 he held the position of Executive Director for Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Affairs as well as Company Secretary at Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd. where he was also on the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2004. These were years of tremendous growth in activity for the Malta Freeport which was eventually privatised in 2005 after having been acquired by the shipping line CMA-CGM, a process in which Dr. Portelli was deeply involved.
From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Portelli was employed with the Financial Services Unit at Coopers & Lybrand and eventually PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was a director of Malta Investment Management Co Ltd (MIMCOL) and Malta Government Investments Ltd between 2004 and 2008.  In 2007 he was appointed member of the Port Workers Board representing Malta Freeport Terminals, and in 2008 was appointed member of the Board of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority, a post he held until April 2013.
He was also a local councillor elected for a term between 1993 and 1997.

He was educated at De La Salle College and the New Lyceum. He graduated as Notary Public (1993) and Doctor of Laws (1995) at the University of Malta.

Dr.Portelli's practice focuses on corporate matters and company law, ports-related legislation, as well as employment law, and he sits on the board of a number of internationally-owned companies operating from Malta. He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.