Jotham Scerri-Diacono, partner and co-head of GANADO Advocates’ ship registration team, together with Jan Rossi, associate and member of GANADO Advocates’ ship registration team, contributed to the well-respected Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through: Market Intelligence, which works with many of the top lawyers and law firms around the world to publish a unique legal information resource, written by experts on each subject area, in a number of jurisdictions.

This article includes comments on the current state of the local shipping industry together with the prevailing shipping market trends and developments affecting the country’s shipping market. Moreover, the article further discusses compliance issues and the advantages and challenges to financing a vessel in Malta, whilst also highlighting key court decisions that impact the local shipping industry and how the industry is expected to grow in the future.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Market Intelligence: Shipping 2019 (Published: September 2019). For further information please visit