Date: 28 September 2021
Time: 1:30 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Malta: Trends and Opportunities in the Maltese Legal Aviation Sector

The webinar aims to provide a general update of the developments in the aviation industry in Malta as well as judicial and legal developments that occurred through recent legislative fine-tuning. 

We will be providing some statistics and insights on the growth of the Maltese aircraft register and the parallel growth of the aviation cluster in Malta.  We will discuss the strengths of Maltese aviation legislation which together with the Cape Town remedies have provided a secure and robust environment for all the players in the field whether lessors, financiers or operators.

Daniel Aquilina

Daniel Aquilina heads Ganado Advocates' banking ship finance and aviation teams advising leading aircraft finance banks and syndicates on aircraft acquisition transactions as well as owners and/or lessors of aircraft.  He also advised on aircraft registration and leasing structures and procedures and advised financiers in connection with the registering of security in the Malta register of aircraft mortgages as well as with the filing and perfection of international interests in the international registry. Daniel and his team also advise on the enforcement of aircraft mortgages and the arrest of aircraft in Malta.

Matthew Xerri

Matthew Xerri is a Senior Associate within Ganado Advocates’ shipping and aviation team, with particular focus on ship and aviation finance, including the implementation of alternative financing methods. Matthew regularly assists financial institutions and leading banks in the perfection of security over yachts, commercial vessels and aircraft. Matthew also assists in the registration of international interests in the international registry as well as acts on behalf of various aircraft lessors in aircraft leasing transactions and structures, including the drafting of lease agreements. Matthew, together with the litigation team, also provides guidance on enforcement issues, including the arrest and/or re-possession of aircraft and vessels.

Louis Cassar Pullicino

Louis Cassar Pullicino is an experienced litigator specialising in commercial litigation, who is particularly active in admiralty and shipping, banking, corporate, insolvency, insurance, telecommunications, pensions and contractual disputes with an international dimension. For over 25 years, he has been advising numerous banking institutions and has been involved in the market’s most complex marine and commercial litigation cases.

In June 2015, Louis was appointed Managing Partner at Ganado Advocates with a vision to continue driving the success achieved by the firm over the years. As his role of Managing Partner came to an end in March 2021, Louis continues to focus exclusively on litigation and international arbitration in the years ahead.

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