Dr Matthew Attard is a Senior Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Shipping team, with particular focus on shipping registration and sales/acquisitions of vessels, and the formation and support of shipping organisations and companies, regularly assisting clients in corporate matters and M&A transactions. Matthew also regularly assists major financial institutions and owners in the financing of vessels and related matters.


  • GANADO Advocates, Senior Associate: 2016
  • GANADO Advocates, Associate: 2013
  • GANADO Advocates, Advocate: 2008


  • Master of Laws (L.L.M) (Maritime Law), 2008 (IMLI)
  • Certificate in Trust Law and Administration, 2007
  • Doctor of Laws (L.L.D), 2007 (Malta)
  • Diploma Notary Public, 2005 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2004 (Malta)


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Vice President of the Malta Maritime Law Association
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates. Malta