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.
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.
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.
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”.
On 13 February 2020, the Malta Maritime Law Association organised an Academic Legal Meeting held principally for the legal maritime community at the Malta Chamber of Commerce in Valletta. The aim was to have an open discussion on recent case law and other developments.
Dr Jotham Scerri Diacono, Partner at Ganado Advocates and member of the MMLA Executive Committee, spoke about the exciting topic of what is included in a sale in the case of the Judicial Sale of a Ship. Dr Tonio Grech, Partner at Dingli & Dingli Lawfirm, presented the very interesting ramifications of the First Court and Court of Appeal Judgements in the REMA which focused on the ability or otherwise of a judgement debtor to exercise control over money deposited in Escrow. Dr Ann Fenech, Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates and President of the MMLA gave an update on the proceedings at UNICTRAL on the International Convention on the effect of Judicial Sales. All presentations were followed by an interesting panel discussion.
The seminar on Autonomous Navigation organised by the Malta Maritime Law Association was a great success. President Dr Ann Fenech welcomed a full house at the Malta Chamber of Commerce on 9 April 2019.
Special thanks go to our keynote speaker Mr Robert Veal from the University of Southampton and to our panellists Capt. Mark Chapelle, Ing. Paul D. Cardona and Capt. Joe Gabriele ably moderated by Stephan Piazza.
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Presentation by Mr Robert Veal