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A Guide to Ship Registration – Malta

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on July 3, 2013
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Practices: Ship Registration
The shipping industry is vast, with many different aspects to consider legally. One such aspect is that of ship registration, and with an increasing number of flags available when registering a ship, the process of selecting a flag has become even more complex and is dictated by an increasing number of factors. To find out more about this interesting issue, Lawyer Monthly speaks to Dr Jotham Scerri Diacono, a Partner at Maltese law firm, GANADO Advocates.

Commercial Yacht Registration in Malta

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi
Published on September 29, 2017
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Practices: Ship Registration, Yacht & Superyacht Registration
Malta is rapidly becoming a flag of choice for yacht and superyacht owners. There are now over 500 superyachts greater than 24 metres in length flying the Malta flag, with the number of registered yachts increasing profoundly when yachts smaller than 24 metres in length are taken into consideration.

Malta’s ship registration potential – law as means to an end

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on May 8, 2014
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Practices: Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
This paper is intended to explain how law can serve as a means to an end and a successful one at that. Apart from presenting the reader with a cursory view of the law regulating ship registration in Malta, the authors have also strived to illustrate how the law assisted in making the Maltese merchant fleet a force to be reckoned with.