MMLA President Dr Matthew Attard attended the Colloquium 2023 of the Comite Maritime International held in Montreal, Canada between 14 – 16 June 2023. This was the first CMI Colloquium under CMI President Dr Ann Fenech.
The Colloquium focused on different topics which included the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships Convention and its ratification, the Promotion of Ethics and Diversity in the Maritime Legal Community, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships and Mobile Offshore Renewable Units and the Need for Unification of Maritime Law.
The Malta Maritime Law Association is an active and proud member of the CMI and supporter of its goals and objectives.
The full programme can be found here.
“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!”
On 30 May 2023 the MMLA together with TM and MISA had invited to the Malta Shipping Symposium to discuss our past, present and future. The event celebrated Malta’s maritime flag achievements since the enactment of the Merchant Shipping Act back in 1973. The Symposium invited pioneers of Malta’s Shipping Industry growth.
Mr. Joe Curmi, Malta’s First Registrar of Ships, shared authentic anecdotes concerning the launch of Malta’s registry. He was followed by a number of practitioners, ship owners and academics who, throughout the last five decades, contributed to the success of the Malta’s Shipping industry.
The event was a huge success with 200 participants bringing together industry stakeholders from the local and international shipping community.
We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partner and supporting organisations and all those who have joined us and helped us make this event truly outstanding and memorable.
The full programme can be found here.
A video of the event posted by TM can be viewed here
The Malta Maritime Law Association together with the Malta Chamber organised the first Malta Superyacht Symposium at the Phoenicia Hotel in Malta between the 6th – 7th of July 2022. Supporting partners of the event were Transport Malta and Yachting Malta.
After two days of frank discussion and open debate, the Malta Superyacht Symposium came to a close with the remarks of the Hon. Dr Aaron Farrugia, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning of Malta.
With expert input from across the local industry, the voices of many experts were heard, from Pierre Balzan of Melita Marine Group, Niki Travers Tauss of on behalf of Azimut, Dr Anthony Galea of MMLA to Dr Alison Vassallo of the Malta Chamber, representing a breadth of the yachting industry.
There were also a number of foreign speakers, with Massimo Perotti, CEO of Sanlorenzo, delivering a powerful keynote speech on the need for unification in the industry, as well as sharing an insight into the innovation underway at the Italian shipyard. The voices of Lorenzo Pollicardo, Technical Director of SYBAss and Giorgio Gallo of RINA lent an international slant to the proceedings and brought the conversation into step with the wider yachting industry.
The event was a huge success with over 170 delegates.
The MMLA and the Malta Chamber would like to thank the supporting partners Transport Malta and Yachting Malta as well as the supporting organisations for their contribution.
The Malta Maritime Law Association together with ELSA Malta, the Junior Chamber of Advocates and GħSL – Malta Law Students’ Society organised the ‘Meet the Marine Practitioner’ seminar at the University of Malta where Maltese Maritime Lawyers shared with University Students their day-to-day life as practitioners in the area of Ship Litigation, Ship Registration & Finance, Tax Advisory, Yachting and Policy Drafting.
It was a pleasure to engage in discussions on various aspects of maritime law offering students an up-to-date perspective on the legal shipping industry. Participants were given the opportunity to interact with experts in the field of ship registration & finance, yachting and marine litigation and share their thoughts and ideas.
We look forward to the next event.
On 16 June 2022 the Malta Maritime Law Association had the immense pleasure and honour to welcome Professor Charles Debattista.
Prof. Debattista delivered an insightful lecture on “The Anatomy of a London Maritime Arbitration”.