ABELA née ZERAFA, Lydia (Class of 2002), Advocate, Secretary of the Malta Labour Party's National Executive, Centru Nazzjonali Laburista, Triq Mile End, Hamrun, HMR 1717, Malta

Mob: (356) 7970 7846

Email: lydiazerafa [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: Ship Registration: A Maltese-EU Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002


ABELA neé MICALLEF, Denise Victoria (Class of 2013), Advocate, No. 1, Patri Guze Delia Street, Balzan BZN 1713, Malta

Mob: (356) 7927 1088

Email: info [at] deniseabela [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis of Limitation of Liability of Classification Societies

Drafting Project: Work in Fishing (Conditions of Employment) Regulations, 2013


AGIUS, Michael Paul (Class of 2017), Advocate, Fenech and Fenech Advocates, 198, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, VLT1455, Malta

Tel: (356) 2124 1232; Mob: (356) 9924 1460

Emailmichaelagius [at] gmail [dot] com or michael [dot] agius [at] fenlex [dot] com

Dissertation: The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships: Has Panama’s Accession Finally Set the Ball Rolling for the Convention to Come into Force?

Drafting Project: Regulations Relating to the Implementation of Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) Container Mass Verification Requirements into Maltese Legislation


AGIUS, Susann (Class of 2016), Lieutenant Colonel, Staff Officer (Legal) 1,  Armed Forces of Malta, Legal Section, HQ AFM, Luqa Barracks, Luqa, Malta

Tel: (356) 2249 4033; Mob: (356) 9999 0677 or (356) 7909 3090

Emailsusann [dot] agius [at] gov [dot] mt or susannagius [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: Letters of Marque and Reprisal: Can Privateering be returned to in the Fight against Modern Day Piracy?

Drafting Project: An Act to Incorporate the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling into the Laws of Malta


AQUILINA, Daniel (Class of 2001), Partner, J.M. Ganado & Associates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 09, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406-8 or (356) 2124 2096; Fax: (356) 2122 5908

Email: daquilina [at] jmganado [dot] com

Dissertation: Ship Management under Maltese Law with special reference to Liability Issues

Drafting Project: The Search and Rescue Act 2001


AQUILINA, Kevin Ignatius (Class of 1990), Professor, Head of Department of Media Communications & Technology Law, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, University Heights, Msida, MSD 2080, Malta

Tel: (356) 2340 2785 or Mob: (356) 9943 0707

Emailkevin [dot] aquilina [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mt or kevinaquilina [at] melita [dot] com or kaquilina [at] ba-malta [dot] org

Dissertation: Maltese Legislation on the Prevention, Reduction, and Control of Marine Pollution: A Critical Study

Drafting Project: Draft Legislation on Prevention of Marine Pollution


AQUILINA, Ronald (Class of 1997), Lawyer, Starlodge/2, Triq Wied Il-Ghasel, Mosta MST 08, Malta

Tel: (356) 2141 2041; Fax: (356) 2141 2041

Emailraquilina [at] waldonet [dot] net [dot] mt

Dissertation: Seaworthiness (with A Maltese Perspective)

Drafting Project: Carriage by Sea Act 1997


ATTARD, Adrian (Class of 2010), Partner, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, 198, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT1455, Malta 

Mob: (365) 9911 6077; Fax: (356) 2138 7914

Emailadrianattard [at] lawyer [dot] comor Adrian [dot] Attard [at] fenlex [dot] com or adrianattard999 [at] gmail [dot] com (adrianattard999 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dissertation: The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea High Seas Regime: A Critical Analysis

Drafting Project: An Act to Establish an Exclusive Economic Zone


ATTARD, Christopher (Class of 2008), Advocate, 44, The Arches, Triq Il-Hemel, Swieqi, St. Andrews, SWQ 3056, Malta

Tel/Fax: (356) 2137 0585; Mob: (365) 9945 0222

Emailchrisattard [at] lawyer [dot] comor jurisetdejure [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Action in Rem in the Light of Recent Amendments to the Maltese Code of Organization and Civil Procedure

Drafting Project: An Act to Amend the Continental Shelf Act, Chapter 194 of the Laws of Malta


ATTARD, Felicity Grace (Class of 2013), Resident Academic, Department of International Law, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, Tal Qroqq, Msida, Malta

TeL: (356) 2137 0612Mob: (356) 7909 2060

Email: felicity [dot] attard [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mt or felicity [dot] attard [at] lawyer [dot] com or felicityattard89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Maritime Security under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Drafting Project: Regulations relating to the Implementation of Regulation (EC) No.392/2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents


ATTARD, Matthew (Class of 2008), Partner, Ganado & Associates Advocates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, VLT, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406

Emailsiantrax [at] onvol [dot] net

Dissertation: The Removal of Wrecks in the 21st Century: With Special Focus on the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Of Wrecks, 2007

Drafting Project: Safe Containers (Incorporating the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972 and its Subsequent Amendments


AZZOPARDI, Arthur (Class of 2006), Advocate, Emmanuel Mallia & Associates, 61, First Floor, Msida Court, Msida Seafront, Msida, Malta

Mob: (356) 9942 7802

Emailarthur [dot] azzopardi [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Arrest of Ships - A Maltese Perspective

Drafting Project: Arrest of Ships Act


BALZAN, Kristian (Class of 2003), Advocate, 67, East Street, Valletta VLT 1251, Malta

Tel: (356) 2124 4540; Mob: (356) 9946 7991

Emailkris [at] balzanadvocates [dot] com or kbalzan [at] maltanet [dot] net

Dissertation: The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001: Extent of Civil Liability and Relative Compensation

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea) Regulations


BERRY, Stefan-John (Class of 2000), Advocate/Lecturer and Researcher in European Financial Services Law and Practice, 'The Berries', Triq R. Caruana Dingli, San Gwann, SGN 1035, Malta

Tel: (356) 2138 0100

Emaildr [dot] berry [at] lawyer [dot] com

Dissertation: The Law and Practice of the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

Drafting Project: The Air Pollution (From Ships) Bill


BONAVIA GILI née GILI, Alison (Class of 2009), Advocate, Malta

Email: a [dot] l [dot] n [dot] gili [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Issue of Safe Ports in Charterparty Agreements

Drafting Project: An Act to Incorporate the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 2002 into the Laws of Malta


BONELLO, Andrea Luca (Class of 2011), Advocate, Legal Officer, Finco Trust Services Limited, T6F, Apartment 7, Favray Court, Tigne Point, Sliema, TP 01, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 0002; Fax: (356) 2124 3280

Email: AndreaBonello [at] fincotrust [dot] com or andrea86 [at] onvol [dot] net

Dissertation: The Notion of Self-defence and the Use of Armed Guards on Board Merchant Ships

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Seafarers' Identity Documents) Regulations


BONELLO, John (Class of 2005), Advocate, 11/9, Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2180 1762; Fax: (356) 2166 1675

Emailjohnbonello [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Admiralty Jurisdiction in Malta

Drafting Project: Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure Act


BORG RIZZO, Eliza (Class of 2014), Private Practitioner, 22, Marija, Triq Is-Sebuqa, San Gwann, Malta

Tel: (356) 2137 6127; Mob: (356) 9985 4593

Emailelizaborg87 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Climate Change and its Effect on the Arctic

Drafting Project: Oil and Hazardous and Noxious Substances Pollution Preparedness,  Response and Cooperation Regulations, 2014


BRINCAT ROSSIGNAUD née ROSSIGNAUD, Vanessa (Class of 2003), Advocate, KPMG, Portico Building, Marina Street, Pieta', MSD08, Malta

Tel: (356) 2138 6178; Fax: (356) 2138 6542; Mob: (356) 9944 8667

Email: vrvross [at] onvol [dot] net

Dissertation: Proposed Amendments to the Salvage Convention 1989 in the Light of the Castor Issue

Drafting Project: Carriage of Goods by Sea (Amendment) Act (2003)


BUGEJA, Ann Marie (Class of 2010), Advocate, 425, Panorama, St. Paul’s Street, St. Paul’s Bay, SPB 3414, Malta

Tel: (356) 2157 4213; Mob: (356) 9982 6662

Email: annbugeja [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Dissertation: The Coastal State’s Powers in the Contiguous Zone in Relation to a Potential Environmental Threat: A Maltese Perspective

Drafting Project: An Act to Implement the 2009 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (The Rotterdam Rules)


BUGEJA, John (Class of 2011), Advocate, H. Vassallo Limited, 53 Old Theatre Street, Valletta, VLT 1427, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 5548; Fax: (356) 2122 3582; Mob: (356) 7904 7880

Emailjohn [dot] bugeja [at] hvassallo [dot] com

Dissertation: Letters of Indemnity: Overcoming the Pitfalls

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships) Regulations, 2011


BUGEJA, Saman (Class of 2018), Advocate, Ganado Advocates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta

Mob: (356) 7993 8276 or (356) 7969 0005

Emailsamanbugeja92 [at] gmail [dot] com or sbugeja [at] ganadoadvocates [dot] com

Dissertation: The Recognition of a Judicial Sale of a Ship on a Cross-Border Basis: A Case for the Need of an International Convention

Drafting Project:  The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Fishing Vessels) Regulations, 2018


CAMILLERI, Edward Mario (Class of 2015), Advocate, 120, Nirvana Flat 1, Brared Street, Birkirkara, BKR 1257, Malta

Tel: (356) 2149 6197; Mob: (356) 7993 5072

Emailedwardmcamilleri [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Salient Aspects on the Incorporation of Charterparty Terms into the Bill of Lading

Drafting Project: An Act to Incorporate the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations and Amending Directive 2004/35/EC (Offshore Safety Directive, Directive 2013/30/EU) and other Relevant Legislation relating to Offshore Activities into the Laws of Malta, hereby Regulating the Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons on the Continental Shelf and Repealing the Petroleum Production Act and the Petroleum Production Regulations


CARDONA, Christian Albert (Class of 1999), Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, Member of Parliament, House of Representatives, The Palace, Valletta, VLT 1115, Malta

Tel: (356) 2559 6000; Fax: (356) 2559 6400; Mob: (356) 9949 9940

EmailChristian [dot] cardona [at] gov [dot] mt

Dissertation: Classification Societies: Liability and Competition

Drafting Project: The Protection of the Marine Environment Through Criminal Law Act 1999


CASSAR, Matthew (Class of 2019), Lawyer, Analyst Grade I, Malta Financial Services Authority,Notabile Road, ?'Attard BKR 3000, Malta

Tel: (356) 2141 4174; Mob: (356) 9905 7738

Email: mattcassar92 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Port State Control: An Analysis of Some of the Salient Legal Implications

Drafting Project: A Set of Subsidiary Legislation to Transpose Directive 2017/2110 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2017 on a System of Inspections for the Safe Operation of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships and High-Speed Passenger Craft in Regular Service and Amending Directive 2009/16/EC and Repealing Council Directive 1999/35/ EC into Maltese Law


CHIRCOP, Carmel, (Class of 1993), Malta (Deceased)

Dissertation: Carriage of Deck Cargo: Legal Implications

Drafting Project: The Exclusive Economic Zone of Malta


CUSCHIERI née SCICLUNA, Nikita (Class of 2011), Maritime Lawyer, Flat 19, Ivy Mansions, Triq L-Imghazel, Swieqi, Malta

Mob: (356) 7905 5505

Email: nikitascicluna [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Discussion on the Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Resulting from Offshore Oil Rigs in the light of the Recent Deepwater Horizon Incident

Drafting Project: An Act to Incorporate the Protocol of 1994 "Offshore Protocol" to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, 1976 into the Laws of Malta


CUTAJAR, Gordon (Class of 2004), Assistant Registrar of Ships, Transport Malta, Triq Xatt l-Ghassara ta' l-Gheneb, Floriana, MRS 1917, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 2203; Fax: (356) 2125 0365

Emailtentoone29 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: An Analysis of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and its Impact on Shipping

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Stowaways) Regulations, 2004


D’ALESSANDRO, Robert F. (Class of 1993), Lawyer, 31/1, St Nicholas Buildings, Abate Rigord Street, Ta’ Xbiex, Malta

Tel: (356) 2144 3462 or (356) 2134 2704; Fax: (356) 2131 6694

Emailrfd [at] daltrust [dot] com

Dissertation: Effective Marine Preservation: National Interests Versus Communal Interests

Drafting Project: The Malta Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1993


DEPASQUALE, Francesco (Class of 1996), Magistrate, Magistrates’ Chambers, Courts of Justice, Republic Street, Valletta, CMR 02, Malta

Email: francesco [dot] depasquale [at] gov [dot] mt

Dissertation: The Towage Contract in Malta – A Case Study

Drafting Project: A Draft Legislation Incorporating the IMO Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 into the Maritime Navigation (Security) Act, 1996


DEPASQUALE CALLEJA née DEPASQUALE, Maria (Class of 2004), Advocate, 34 ‘Monte Mario’, Triq Il-Ferrovija, Attard, BZN02, Malta

Tel: (356) 2141 1005; Fax: (356) 2141 4739

Dissertation: The Carrier’s Duty in relation to the Care of Cargo under the Hague and Hague/Visby Rules, with Special Reference to Maltese Law

Drafting Project: An Act to Amend Articles 50 to 54A of the Merchant Shipping Act, relating to Special Maritime Privileges


FARRUGIA, Ruth (Class of 1998), Lawyer, 'Sapiru', Lia Street, Zabbar, ZBR 06, Malta

Tel: (356) 2180 1402 or (356) 2180 1655

Dissertation: Maritime Arbitration: A Comparative Analysis

Drafting Project: Maritime Legislation Drafting Project on Salvage


FARRUGIA, Martina (Class of 2017), Associate, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, 198 Old Bakery Street Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2124 1232; Mob: (356) 9921 6848

Emailtinfarrugia91 [at] gmail [dot] com or martina [dot] farrugia [at] fenlex [dot] com

Dissertation: The Application of the Principles of Liability and Compensation Schemes to the Aquaculture Industry: The Malta Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Duties) Regulations


FILLETTI, Stefano (Class of 1999), Advocate, Honorary Consul for Ecuador, Filletti & Filletti Advocates, 123 Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta

Mob: (356) 7970 8777

Email: stefano [dot] filletti [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Marine Cargo Claims Under Maltese Law, With Particular Reference to Shore Handling and warehousing of Cargo Import

Drafting Project: The Suppression of Illicit Drug Traffic by Sea Act


FILLETTI, Tiziana (Class of 2004), Advocate, 6 Balluta Buildings, Triq il-Karmelitani, St. Julians, SLM 05, Malta

Tel: (356) 2133 6545; Fax: (356) 2125 1196

Emailfilletti [at] iname [dot] com or tiziana [dot] filletti [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Coastal State and Port State Obligations Relating to the Regulation of Marine Pollution, with Particular Reference to Pollution from Ships

Drafting Project: The Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation Act


GALEA, Francesca (Class of 2010), Advocate, Villa Brimba, Hope Street, Mosta, MST 1201, Malta

Tel: (356) 2143 3259; Mob: (356) 7904 6358

Email: galea [dot] francesca [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Regime for the Exploration and Exploitation of Offshore Renewable Energy

Drafting Project: An Act to Implement the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Commercial Yachts in Malta


GALEA née CURMI, Jessica (Class of 2009), Advocate, Dingli & Dingli Law Firm, 18/2 South Street, Valletta, Malta

Mob: (356) 9999 4230 

Emailjessycurmi [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Liability of Classification Societies in the Maritime Industry

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations, 2009


GAUCI, Gianfranco (Class of 1996), Advocate, 'Casa Rozol', Old Church Street, Birkirkara, Malta

Tel: (356) 2148 7957

Dissertation: Time Chartering Documents: A Review of the Most Typical Clauses

Drafting Project: The Merchant Shipping (Salvage) Act, 1996


GAUCI, Larry John (Class of 2006), Advocate, 20, Garden Street, Ghajnsielem, Gozo, Malta

Emaillarry [dot] gauci [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Flag States' Delegation and Class Liability

Drafting Project: An Act to Give Effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 2005 (2005 SUA Convention) and to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 2005 (2005 SUA Fixed Platforms Protocol)


GAUCI, Maria Dolores (Class of 1992), Lawyer, 44, Burmarrad Road, St Paul’s Bay, Malta

Tel: (356) 2157 3082

Dissertation: The Freight Forwarder: A Synopsis of the Evolution of his Legal Status and Role in International Maritime Law

Drafting Project: A Bill Entitled the Multimodal Transport of Goods Act


GAUCI, Stefan Patrick (Class of 2003), Advocate, Block VI, Entrance B, Flat 10, Vjal in-Naspli, San Gwann, SGN 03, Malta

Tel: (356) 2138 7368; Mob: (356) 7938 7368

Email:  spgauci [dot] legal [at] gmail [dot] com

Skype:   dr.stefanpatrickgauci

Dissertation: The Ship’s Right to Reconvention under Maltese Admiralty Law

Drafting Project: Admiralty Court Act, 2003


GIORDIMAINA née SCERRI, Nadia (Class of 2002), General Manager International Affairs, Air Malta PLC Level 2, SkyParks Business Centre, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000, Malta

Tel: (356) 2299 9215; Mob: (356) 7980 6539

Email: scerrin [at] yahoo [dot] com or Nadia [dot] Giordimaina [at] airmalta [dot] com

Dissertation: A New Protocol to the PAL Convention: Higher Passenger Awards or the Coup de Grace to the Passenger Shipping Industry?

Drafting Project: Incorporation of the International Convention on the Control of Harming Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 into Maltese Law


GRIMA, Rowena (Class of 1999), Advocate, Head, Shipping Department, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, 198 Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2124 1232; Fax: (356) 2122 1893

Emailrgrima-fenlex [at] waldonet [dot] net [dot] mt

Dissertation: An Overview of Maltese Law on Mortgages

Drafting Project: The Incorporation of SOLAS and the 1988 Load Line Protocol


GRISCTI, Giovanni (Class of 1990), Magistrate, The Law Courts, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 4434 or (356) 2145 1840 or (356) 2123 2559; Fax: (356) 2124 7023; Mob: (356) 7939 0000

Emailgiovanni [dot] grixti [at] gov [dot] mt

Dissertation: Some Legal Aspects of Bareboat Charter Registration

Drafting Project: Draft Legislation Incorporating the Civil Liability Convention, 1968


HILI, Carmen R. known as Bella (Class of 1994), Malta (Deceased)

Dissertation: The Protection of the Mortgagee’s Interest in Bareboat Charter

Drafting Project: Draft Legislation Regulating Discipline for Seamen and Stowaways


LANFRANCO, Reuben Joseph (Class of 2001), Captain, Maritime Consultant & Marine Surveyor, 12, St. Isidore Lane, Zejtun, ZTN 2261, Malta

Mob: (356) 9982 5347 or (356) 9999 9290

Emailrlanfranco [at] onvol [dot] net or info [at] maritimeconsultant [dot] eu or survey [at] maritimeconsultant [dot] eu

Dissertation: The Exercise of Jurisdiction in the Maltese Maritime Zones

Drafting Project: The Suppression of Illegal Trafficking of Migrants by Sea Act


LUNGARO, Simon (Class of 2006), Lawyer, Cassar Ellul & Scott, 318, Rue d'Argens, Gzira, Malta

Tel: (356) 2131 4347; Fax: (356) 2131 8975; Mob: (356) 7963 2097

Emailslungaro [at] gmail [dot] com or cesadvocates [at] nextgen [dot] net [dot] mt

Dissertation: The Laytime Clause in the Voyage Charter Party

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Fishing Vessel Personnel Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Regulations


MANDUCA, Simon (Class of 2015), Advocate, 56, High Street, Sliema, SLM 1543, Malta

Mob: (356) 9933 4962

E-mailsimon_manduca [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation:  Contemporary Maritime Interdictions on the High Seas

Drafting Project:  Prevention of Migrant Smuggling by Land, Sea and Air Act


MANICARO, Jesmond (Class of 2003), Advocate, JM Legal, 115, Level 4 Valley Road, Birkirkara Malta

Mob: (356) 9984 0416

Email: jm [at] jmlegal [dot] mt or jmanicaro [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage under International Law

Drafting Project: The Underwater Cultural Heritage (Protection) Act


MARTINEZ GUTIERREZ née BUTTIGIEG, Marika (Class of 1998), Lawyer, Casa Margherita, 13, Triq Il-Hawt, Swieqi, Malta

Emailmmartinez7309 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Brief Study of the Most Important Clauses in Bills of Lading

Drafting Project: Maritime Legislation Drafting Project on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims


MASSA, Andrew (Class of 2018), Associate, Deguara Farrugia Advocates, Il-Piazzetta, A Suite 41, Tower Road, Sliema, SLM 1607, Malta

Tel: (356) 2131 3930 or (356) 2134 0401; Mob: (356) 9940 2730

Emailandrewm93 [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk or andrew [dot] massa [at] dfadvocates [dot] com

Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Shipper’s Rights and Obligations in International Carriage of Goods by Sea: A Maltese Perspective

Drafting Project:  Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements (Amendment) Regulations


MICALLEF, Nigel (Class of 2019), Advocate, Ganado Advocates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1455, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406; Mob: (356) 9962 5645

Email: nig [dot] micallef [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Responsibilities of States in Distress at Sea Situations: A Focus on the Mediterranean Sea

Drafting Project: A Series of Technical Notices to Implement the 2016 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as Amended into the Laws of Malta


MICALLEF, Rebecca (Class of 2017), Advocate, 70, Maison Helen, Triq Il-Iklin, Iklin IKL 1033, Malta

Mob: (356) 7931 9259

Emailbeckymicallef019 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Gender in the Maritime Industry: Balancing the Scales

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Rules, 2017


MICALLEF-STAFRACE, Simon (Class of 1992), Advocate, Stafrace & Stafrace Advocates, Vincenti Building, 11A, Strait Street, Valletta, VLT 08, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 3142 or (356) 2124 8034; Fax: (356) 2124 0502; Mob: (356) 9949 9494

Emailsimon [at] micallefstafrace [dot] com

Dissertation: The Regime of Maltese Ship Registration

Drafting Project: The Incorporation of the Salvage Convention, 1989, in to the Malta Merchant Shipping Act


MIFSUD, Joseph A.(Class of 2001), Advocate, Malta

Email: joseph [dot] mifsud [at] lawyer [dot] com

Dissertation: The Adoption by Malta of the European Union Acquis on Maritime Safety

Drafting Project: The Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties Act


MIFSUD, Malcolm (Class of 1995), Advocate, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, 123, Melita Street, Valletta, VLT 1123, Malta

Tel: (356) 2723 7172; Fax: (356) 2723 7314; Mob: (356) 9927 4727

Emailmmifsud [at] mifsudadvocates [dot] com [dot] mt

Dissertation: Amendments to the Procedure of Arrest of Ships in Malta

Drafting Project: Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals Act


MIFSUD, Roderick Vincent (Class of 2007), Advocate, Marvin II, Monsinjur Depiro Street, Rabat, RBT 1705, Malta

Tel/Fax: (356) 2145 6596

Email: rmifsud33 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Developing an Environmental Salvage Regime for the 21st Century

Drafting Project: A Subsidiary Legislation Incorporating the International Convention on the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (2004) into Maltese Law


MORAN, Anndrea (Class of 2011), Advocate, Maritime Law, 18, Bon Accueil, Ursoline Sisters Street, G'Mangia, PTA 9122, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5442; Mob: 9946 7567

Email: anndreamoran [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Seafarer's Right to Social Protection: A Maltese Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Liability and Compensation for Hazardous and Noxious Substances Damage) Regulations


MUSCAT, Stephen (Class of 1997), Associate Partner, Muscat, Azzopardi, Spiteri & Associates, 2, 'The Firs' Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, SLM 12, Malta

Tel(356) 2166 7649

Dissertation: Assistance and Salvage of Maritime Property and Lives at Sea under Maltese Law – A Critical Study

Drafting Project: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims


MUSCAT AZZOPARDI, Adrian (Class of 2006), Advocate, Muscat Azzopardi and Associates, 7, The Firs, Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, SLM 1801, Malta

Tel: (356) 2133 6196; Fax: (356) 2133 6027; Mob: (356) 7946 7023

Email: feelincold [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Carriage of Goods by Sea - A Way Forward

Drafting Project: A Law to Amend the 1954 Maltese Carriage of Goods by Sea Act


MUSCAT FARRUGIA, Nikolai (Class of 2001), Partner, GANADO Advocates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT1455, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406; Fax: (356) 2122 5908

Dissertation: The Safety Regulation of Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries in Maltese Domestic Waters

Drafting Project: An Act to Implement the 1999 UN Convention on Arrest of Ships and to Regulate all Matters Related to the Arrest of Ships


PADOVANI GRIMA, Jacqueline (Class of 1999), Hon. Madam Justice, The Law Courts, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2124 6610; Fax: (356) 2133 6623

Dissertation: Some Problems Relating to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Malta

Drafting Project: The Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea Act 1999


PIAZZA, Stephan (Class of 2016), Advocate, Senior Manager, Transport Team – Shipping, Aviation & Infrastructure, KPMG, Portico Building, Marina Street, Pieta`, PTA 9044, Malta

Tel: (356) 2563 1156; Mob: (356) 7933 5995 or (356) 7951 7337

Emailst [dot] piazza [at] hotmail [dot] com or stephanpiazza [at] kpmg [dot] com [dot] mt

Dissertation: An Analytical Review of the Private Court Approved Sale of Vessels’ Instrument

Drafting Project: A Subsidiary Legislation to Implement the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters into the Laws of Malta


ROSSI, Jan (Class of 2012), Advocate, No. 10, Bachinier Street, San Pawl Tat-Targa, Naxxar, NXR 06, Malta

Mob: (356) 9980 2348 or (356) 7966 7717

Email: rossi_jan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Ship Management & The ISM Code: Legal Relationship, Consequences & Other Effects

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations, 2012


SAMMUT, Christopher (Class of 2008), Senior Legal Counsel, UML Middle East DMCC, 1904 Platinum Tower, Cluster 1, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, P.O. Box 487494, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: (971) 0522 9114 087; Mob: (971) 0455 9501 2 or (971) 5862 8890 0

Email: csammut [at] umlshipping [dot] com or angelo [at] maltanet [dot] net

Dissertation: Ship Recycling

Drafting Project: Wreck Removal Act


SANT, Stefan (Class of 2005), Head, Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre, National Commission for Further and Higher Education, 105, Les Maisons, Triq Il-Gizimin, Swieqi SWQ 3542, Malta

Tel: (356) 2137 7446, Mob: (356) 7927 1477

Emailstefansant [at] gmail [dot] com or stefan [dot] sant [at] gov [dot] mt

Dissertation: Places of Refuge for Vessels in Distress

Drafting Project: Procedures for Ships in Distress Regulations


SCERRI, Mario (Class of 1991), Lawyer, 103 Vajringa Street, Victoria, Gozo

Tel: (356) 2122 3281 or (356) 2122 2244

Dissertation: Containerized Transport and Per Package Limitation

Drafting Project: Marine Insurance Act 1991


SCERRI-DIACONO, Jotham (Class of 1994), Partner Co-heading The Ship Registration,  Ganado & Associates, 171 Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406-8; Fax: (356) 2122 5908

Email: jsdiacono [at] jmganado [dot] com

Dissertation: Aspects of Admiralty Jurisdiction in England and Malta

Drafting Project: The Merchant Shipping (Lawful Causes of Preference over Ships) Act


SCHEMBRI-ADAMI, Sandro (Class of 1995), Notary, Malta

DissertationSafety of Navigation in the Maltese Territorial Sea

Drafting Project: The Seafarer’s Welfare at Sea and Port Act, 1995


SHAW, Suzanne (Class of 2004), Advocate, Dingli & Dingli Law Firm, 18/2, South Street, Valletta VLT 1102, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 6206 or (356) 2124 7604

Email: suzanne [at] dingli [dot] com [dot] mt or shaws [at] onvol [dot] net

Dissertation: Section 37 of the Merchant Shipping Act as Compared and Contrasted with the Freezing Injunction

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations, 2004


SPITERI, Charlotte (Class of 2012), Advocate, 76, 'Villa Toscana', Hida Street, Kappara, Malta

Mob: (356) 9921 2375

Email: chakuna_spit [at] msn [dot] com

Dissertation: Climate Change: IMO’s Initiative to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Ships

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012


SPITERI, Christopher (Class of 1994), Advocate, Block A, Flat 6, St Paul’s Flats, St Vincent Street, Hamrun, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 8709

Email: christopher [dot] spiteri [at] airmalta [dot] com [dot] mt

Dissertation: The Rights and Duties of the Mortgagor

Drafting Project: Limitation and Apportionment of Shipowner’s Liability


SPITERI, Geraldine (Class of 2007), General Manager, Ship Registration and Corporate Services, Poseidon, Tal-Ibragg Road, Tal-Ibragg SWQ 2033, Malta               

Tel: (356) 2577 3605; Mob: (356) 9985 8000

Email: geraldine [dot] spiteri [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Application of EC Competition Law in Maritime Transport Services: A New Horizon

Drafting Project: Dumping and Incineration at Sea (Prevention and Control) Act


SPITERI, Sarah (Class of 2018), Advocate, 66, Amourelle Triq Il-Ghajn, Swieqi SWQ 3126, Malta

Mob: (356) 9940 7406

Email: sspiteri94 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: An Analysis of the Concept of Disembarkation of Migrants Rescued at Sea Under International Law

Drafting Project: A Law to Implement Regulation EC 1005/2008 into the Laws of Malta and to Provide for the Effective Implementation Thereof


TABONE, Ivan (Class of 2016), Deputy Chief Officer, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Malta Transport Centre, Xatt L-Ghassara tal-Gheneb, Marsa MRS 1917, Malta

Tel: (356) 2125 0360; Mob: (356) 9947 6538

Emailivan [dot] tabone [at] transport [dot] gov [dot] mt or itabone68 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Should Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel be regulated by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers?

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018


TANTI-DOUGALL, Rebekah Pija (Class of 2013), Senior Associate, Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates, 91A/1, Archbishop Street, Valletta, VLT Malta 

Tel: (356) 2122 7900; Mob: (356) 9924 4622

Email: rebekah [dot] td [at] gmail [dot] com or rtd [at] tdlegal [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis of the Threat of Cyber Terrorism in the Maritime Industry

Drafting Project: A Subsidiary Legislation to Incorporate the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean, 2010, to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, 1976, into the Laws of Malta


TESTA, David (Class of 2013), Advocate, 4, Mayflower, Vjal Ix-Xarolla, Zurrieq ZRQ 1611, Malta

Tel: (356) 2168 5368; Mob: (356) 7968 5368

Email: davidtesta89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Dealing with Decommissioning Costs of Offshore Oil and Gas Field Installations: An Appraisal of Existing Regimes

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations, 2013


VASSALLO, Alison (Class of 2005), Partner, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, 198, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT1455, Malta 

Tel: (356) 2145 5006

Email: alison [dot] vassallo [at] fenlex [dot] com or alisonva [at] maltanet [dot] net

Dissertation: Persons Rescued at Sea: Recent Developments and Trends in Coastal State Response

Drafting Project: Malta Maritime Authority Act (Chapter 352) Port Security (Amendments) Regulations


VASSALLO, Erika Daphne (Class of 2002), Lawyer, Malta

Email: erikadv2000 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

Dissertation: Port State Control with Reference to Maltese Law

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Regulations, 2002


VASSALLO, Robert (Class of 2007),  Senior Manager Legal, EU and International Affairs Ports and Yachting Directorate,  Transport Malta, Malta Transport Centre, Triq Pantar Hal Lija, LJA 2021, Malta

Tel: (356) 2122 2203; Mob: (356) 7920 1399

Email: robvassallo [at] onvol [dot] net or robert [dot] a [dot] vassallo [at] transport [dot] gov [dot] mt

Dissertation: The Rights of Seafarers Under Maltese Law

Drafting Project: Incorporation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, an International Convention of the International Labour Organization, into Maltese Law


VELLA, Ivan (Class of 1997), Director and Partner, Vella Advocates, 40, Villa Fairholme, Sir Augustus Bartolo Street, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1095, Malta

Tel: (356) 2125 2893; Fax: (356) 2125 2894; Mob: (356) 9906 6066

Email: iv [at] advocate-vella [dot] com or ivella [at] credence [dot] com [dot] mt

Dissertation: Sale and Purchase of Tonnage: A Maltese Perspective

Drafting Project: Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (Liability and Compensation) Act, 1997


VELLA, William (Class of 2019), Avv. Dr, Kinanis Fiduciaries Limited, Fiduciary and Consulting Firm, Suite 20, The Penthouse, 4th Floor, Ewropa Business Centre, Dun Karm Street, Birkirkara, BKR9034, Malta

Mob: (356) 9988 1903

Email: William11594 [at] gmail [dot] com or williamvella11594 [at] live [dot] co [dot] uk

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis of the 2020 Goals to Reduce Sulphur Emissions

Drafting Project: Subsidiary Legislation Relating to the Implementation of Regulation EC 1257/2013 on Ship Recycling into the Laws of Malta


XERRI, Matthew (Class of 2009), Associate, Ganado Advocates, 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, VLT 1455, Malta

Tel: (356) 2123 5406; Mob: (356) 7905 2449

Email: matthew [dot] xerri [at] gmail [dot] com or mxerri [at] ganadoadvocates [dot] com

Dissertation: The Hill Harmony: A Lack of Harmony in the Duty of Utmost Dispatch and the Employment/ Navigation of the Vessel

Drafting Project: An Act to Incorporate the Protocol of 2003 to the 1992 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage into the Laws of Malta


ZAMMIT GERMAN née FALZON, Cornelia (Class of 2000), Lawyer, 42, Spencer Hill, Marsa MRS 1955, Malta

Mob: (356) 9943 0336  

Email: czammitg [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Doctrines of Hot Pursuit and Constructive Presence in International Law

Drafting Project: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage from Ships, 2000





GRECH, James L. (Class of 2015), Lieutenant Colonel Staff Officer 1, Maritime and Air Plans and Operations, Headquarters of Armed Forces of Malta, Luqa Barracks, Luqa, VLT 2000, Malta

Tel: (356) 2249 4011 or (356) 2249 4019 or (356) 2249 4020; Fax: (356) 2124 1001; Mob: (356) 9948 9039 or (356) 9999 0694

Emailjames [dot] l [dot] grech [at] gov [dot] mt or james [dot] l [dot] grech [dot] jg [at] gmail [dot] com


MALLIA, Andrew (Class of 2006), Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd.), AFNI, Maritime Consultant, ‘Peprina’, Triq San Martin, Haz-Zebbug, ZBG 1542, Malta

Mob: (356) 9982 6576

Emailmarsecmalta [at] outlook [dot] com


MALLIA, Emanuel (Class of 2009), Manager, Salina Nature Park, Malta

Mob: (356) 7941 6763

Emailmanuelmallia [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


MANGION, Marvin (Class of 2012), Major, Armed Forces of Malta, Luqa Barracks, Luqa VLT 2000, Malta

Mob: (356) 7994 4976

Emailmarvin [dot] mangion [at] gov [dot] mt


MIFSUD, Carmen (Class of 2016), Senior Environment Protection Officer, Environment and Resources Authority, Hexagon House, Spencer Hill, Marsa MRS 1441, Malta

Mob: (356) 7726 0115

Emailcarmen [dot] carmenmifsud [at] gmail [dot] com or carmen [dot] b [dot] mifsud [at] era [dot] org [dot] mt


O'NEILL, Clinton (Class of 2010), Colonel, Operations Plans and Intelligence, Armed Forces of Malta, Headquarters of Armed Forces of Malta, Luqa Barracks, Luqa VLT 2000, Malta

Tel: (356) 2249 4053; Fax: (356) 2124 1001; Mob: (356) 9940 8373

Email: clinton [dot] o-neill [at] gov [dot] mt


SCICLUNA, Etienne (Class of 2014), Lt. Colonel, Commanding Officer Maritime Squadron, Hay Wharf Base, Floriana, Malta

Tel:(356) 2249 5531; Mob: (356) 9909 1177

Emailetienne [dot] e [dot] scicluna [at] gov [dot] mt or etisci [dot] es [at] gmail [dot] com or etisci [at] yahoo [dot] com


TONNA, Julian (Class of 2017), Captain, Officer Commanding, Command, Control and Support Company (C2S) Armed Forces of Malta, Luqa Barracks, Luqa, VLT 2000, Malta

Tel: (356) 2249 4202-3 or (356) 2152 0660, Mob: (356) 7925 4296

Emailjulian [dot] tonna [at] gov [dot] mt


ZAHRA, Edric (Class of 2009), Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer Armed Forces of Malta 1 Regiment Lyster Barracks Hal Far, Malta

Mob: (356) 7973 3970

Email: edric [dot] zahra [at] gmail [dot] com or edric86626 [at] yahoo [dot] comedric [dot] zahra [at] gmail [dot] com (m)






ATTARD, Felicity Grace (Class of 2017), Resident Academic, Department of International Law, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, Tal Qroqq, Msida MSD 2080, Malta

Mob: (356) 7909 2060

Email: felicity [dot] attard [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mt or felicityattard89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Development of the Duty to Render Assistance at Sea under International Law


GRIMA, Antoine (Class of 2015), Assistant Lecturer, Department of Resources and Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Malta, Tal Qroqq, Msida MSD 2080, Malta

Emailantoinegrima [at] hotmail [dot] com or antoinegrima [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: International Law and the Concern of Sea Level Rise






BORG, Simone (Class of 2010), Professor, Chair Institute for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, University of Malta and Head of Department of Environment and Resources Law Department, Room 308, Faculty of Laws, Department of International Law, University of Malta, University Heights, Msida, MSD 2080, Malta, Fellow Sustainability College Bruges, Potterierei 8000, Sustainability College, Bruges, Belgium, Member, World Commission on Environmental Law, IUCN and Member Academy of Environmental Law, IUCN

Tel: (356) 2340 2781; Mob: (356) 7949 1820

Emailsimone [dot] borg [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mt

Doctoral Thesis: Harmonizing International Regimes to Secure the Conservation of High Seas Living Resources through Sustainable Use


VELLA DE FREMEAUX née MALLIA, Patricia (Class of 2009), Associate Professor and Head of Department of International Law, University of Malta, University Heights, Msida, MSD 2080, Malta

Tel: (356) 2340 3787; Mob: (356) 9988 8493

Email: patricia [dot] vella-de-fremeaux [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mt

Doctoral Thesis: Migrant Smuggling by Sea: Combating a Current Threat to Maritime Security through the Creation of a Cooperative Framework

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