Despoina is a co-founder and partner of Gauci-Maistre Xynou (GMX), and has been actively practising her legal profession for more than a decade, specialising in maritime, civil and corporate law as well as being a litigation lawyer. To date she has actively practised her profession in Greece and Malta. With GMX, she specialises in maritime and corporate law, ship registration, ship finance, mortgages and international taxation. Her client portfolio naturally comprises local and international law firms, financial institutions, ship owners and managers.

Despoina is warranted to practise her legal profession in Greece and Malta and she is fluent in both English and Greek. She furthered her studies by completing the Professional Certificate in Taxation delivered by the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Virtual Financial Assets for VFA Agents Programme delivered by the Malta Institute of Management.