Ann Fenech, managing partner and head of the Marine Litigation Department at Fenech and Fenech Advocates, has won Best in Shipping and Maritime at the fifth annual European Women in Business Law Awards 2015, organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe at The Grosvenor in London. This is the third time she has won this award.
Other nominees were: Elizabeth Blackburn from Stone Chambers, London; Siobhan Healey, from 7 King’s Bench Walk, London; Marie Kelly from Norton Rose Fulbright, Athens; Vivien Pitroff from Holman Fenwick Willan, London; and Vasanti Selvaratnam from Stone Chambers, London. Fenech & Fenech Advocates also won Best Law Firm in Malta. The Right Honourable Lady Justice Hallett attended to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. In February 2013, she was assessed as the eighth most powerful woman in Britain by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio. Judith Gill from Allen & Overy, London was presented the Outstanding Practitioner award.
The keynote speaker for the evening was Nicky Moffat, who was in the British Army for 27 years and was the most senior serving woman in the force when she left in 2012. Ann Fenech is currently president of the Malta Maritime Law Association and in June last year she was elected to serve on the executive council of the Comité Maritime International. The CMI is the international organisation which has, over the last 100 years, been responsible for the drafting of the vast majority of international maritime conventions. She is the first Maltese person to have been elected to serve on the council.
Source: Times of Malta, 5 July 2015