Attorney BA LLB (WITS), UK
Maria D’Amico holds an LLB in Law (obtained at WITS) and has been practicing as an attorney for 31 years in her own law firm D’Amico Attorneys. Maria is an expert in commercial law, commercial litigation and franchising.
Maria’s understanding of franchising law is invaluable to anyone involved in the franchising industry. Maria regularly gives presentation on matters relating to franchising. Maria is also qualified as a Solicitor in England, the United Kingdom, completed her Canadian legal conversion exams and is a Civil and Commercial Mediator (having obtained her certificate from the ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution group in London).
Served as the legal adviser to the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA). Maria was instrumental in the merging of the BWA with two other women’s groups.
Has been a member of FASA (Franchise Association of South Africa) for over 26 years.
She has been involved in evaluating franchise agreements to determine whether they are compliant with the Consumer Protection Act for new franchisors who wish to become members of FASA.
Is presently the chairperson of the FASA membership committee.
Is presently a board member of FASA. Is the chairperson elect for FASA in 2021.