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01 - Ganado Meets Tech

1.1 - Paul Micallef Grimaud meets Ian Deguara

Marking the 3rd Anniversary of the coming into force of GDPR, Malta’s newly appointed Information and Data Protection Commissioner, Mr. Ian Deguara, discusses points of interest with Ganado’s IP/TMT and data protection partner, Paul Micallef Grimaud in this first episode of this seasons Ganado meets tech. Amongst others, they touched upon how the business community in Malta is living up to its data protection obligations, the repeal of the Privacy Shield, the challenges posed by emerging technologies and freedom of information.

1.2 - Paul Micallef Grimaud meets Prof. Alexiei Dingli

In this second episode of Ganado Meets Tech, Ganado’s IP/TMT and data protection partner, Paul Micallef Grimaud meets with Prof. Alexiei Dingli to introduce the emerging technology of Artificial Intelligence, what it encompasses, the most widely acclaimed uses, the legal and ethical challenges that it poses and the foreseeable developments. This is to serve as an introduction to the discussions that we will be having over the coming episodes in which we will be delving into how this technology is shaping various industry sectors.

1.3 - Paul Micallef Grimaud meets Dr. Gege Gatt & Prof. Alexiei Dingli

This third episode of Ganado Meets Tech delves into the application of Artificial Technology in the health sector, from diagnostic medicine to client management. This discussion with CEO of EBO.ai, Dr. Gege Gatt and Prof. Alexiei Dingli centres around the technology being used, its various benefits and risks, the legal and regulatory framework and ethical considerations.

This episode also includes a conversation with Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician, Dr. Andrew Mallia.

1.4 - Paul Micallef Grimaud meets Dr. Joshua Ellul & Dr. Max Ganado

In this fourth episode of Ganado Meets Tech, IP/TMT partner Paul Micallef Grimaud met with Dr Joshua Ellul, Director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) at the University of Malta and Chairman of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority and with Dr Max Ganado, a lawyer synonymous with a number of legislative projects that helped develop Malta’s main sectors over the past years – from Shipping, Financial Services, Aviation, Trusts, and, most recently, Innovative Technologies. Together they discussed the impact Digital Ledger Technology (DLT) is having on economic sectors, its risks, benefits and the regulatory approach to this technology.

02 - Ganado Meets Transport

2.1 - Matthew Xerri meets Captain Charles Pace

In the first episode of Ganado Meets Transport, Ganado Advocates’ Matthew Xerri, Senior Associate within the shipping and aviation team, meets with Captain Charles Pace to discuss how the Aviation industry in Malta and in particular the Aircraft register has grown throughout the last decade and what makes it attractive for aircraft operators to establish themselves in Malta.

2.2 - Matthew Attard meets Michael Sillato

In the second episode of Ganado Meets Transport, Ganado Advocates’ Matthew Attard, Senior Associate within the shipping team, meets with Michael Sillato to discuss the Malta Registry of Ships, how it got started and how it was developed into an international ship register of repute we know today.

2.3 - Matthew Attard meets Ivan Sammut

In the third episode of Ganado Meets Transport, Ganado Advocates’ Matthew Attard, Senior Associate within the shipping team, meets with Ivan Sammut, Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen at the Malta Flag Administration, to discuss the factors which have contributed towards the international success of the Malta Flag, the current projects being undertaken by the registry of ships and the way forward for the Maltese maritime industry.

2.4 - Jotham Scerri-Diacono meets Riccardo Landini

In the fourth episode of Ganado Meets Transport, Ganado Advocates’ Jotham Scerri-Diacono, co-head within the shipping team, meets with Riccardo Landini, Chief Executive Officer at NAI International Ltd which forms part of the Navigazione Montanari S.p.A group – a major player in the Italian shipping scene, to discuss the prospects of the Maltese maritime industry, the challenges that lie ahead for the Malta flag, and what sets Malta apart from other flags in an increasingly competitive industry.

2.5 - Daniel Aquilina meets Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami

In the fifth episode of Ganado Meets Transport, Daniel Aquilina, partner within the Transport Law practice at Ganado Advocates, meets Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami, a pioneer within Malta’s Space Sector, to discuss Malta’s progress in the space sector and what the future holds.

03 - Ganado Meets Maritime

3.1 - Jan Rossi meets Kenneth Gambin

In the first episode of Ganado Meets Maritime, Ganado Advocates’ Jan Rossi, Senior Associate within the shipping team, meets with COO of Heritage Malta, Kenneth Gambin to discuss the latest developments in cultural maritime heritage with a particular focus on the Malta Maritime Museum.

3.2 - Jotham Scerri-Diacono meets Robert Aquilina

In this second episode of Ganado Meets Maritime, Ganado Advocates’ Jotham Scerri-Diacono, co-head within the shipping team, meets with the CEO of Pisciculture Marine de Malte Ltd., Robert Aquilina, to discuss the emergence and growth of fish farming on the Maltese islands, its successes, environmental and economical status, and the outlook for this sector.

3.3 - Jotham Scerri-Diacono meets Alfred Sharples

In this third episode of Ganado Meets Maritime, Ganado Advocates’ Jotham Scerri-Diacono, co-head within the shipping team, meets with Alfred Sharples from ERA – Environment & Resources Authority, to discuss the regulation of ship recycling.

3.4 - Nigel Micallef meets representatives of M/V Logos Hope

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Nigel Micallef, Associate within the shipping team, meets with representatives of M/V Logos Hope, Randy Grebe and Captain James Berry, to discuss the operations of GBA and the recent return of the M/V Logos Hope to Malta.

04 - Ganado Meets Finance

4.1 - André Zerafa meets Joseph Gavin

To start the season, Ganado Advocates’ Managing Partner, André Zerafa, meets with CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority, Joseph Gavin, to discuss regulation, supervision and the future for the financial services industry.

4.2 - Nicholas Curmi meets Joseph Portelli

In this second episode, Ganado Advocates’ Capital Market’s Partner, Nicholas Curmi, meets with the Executive Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange plc, Joseph Portelli, to discuss what the Malta Stock Exchange has managed to accomplish since 2015 and the vision and future prospects for the Exchange for the years to come.

4.3 - Matthew Bianchi meets Elizabeth Carbonaro

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Insurance Partner, Matthew Bianchi, meets the Malta Insurance Managers’ Association Chairperson Elizabeth Carbonaro, to discuss the growth of the insurance market over the last few years and the opportunities that lie ahead.

4.4 - Stephanie Farrugia meets Paulianne Nwoko

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Stephanie Farrugia, Senior Associate within the investment services and funds team speaks with Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services Ltd on the representation of women in finance.

4.5 - Mark Caruana Scicluna meets Kenneth Farrugia

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Mark Caruana Scicluna, Senior Associate within the investment services and funds team, speaks with Kenneth Farrugia, Chairperson of the Malta Asset Servicing Association (MASA), on Malta’s growth in the asset management space and the future of the jurisdiction’s financial services industry.

4.6 - Catherine Formosa meets Joyce Grech

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Catherine Formosa, Senior Associate within the banking and finance team, speaks with Joyce Grech, Head of Commercial Banking and Member of the Executive Committee at HSBC Malta, for an insightful discussion about Malta’s banking sector, its regulation, how it evolved over time, its current challenges and the sector’s outlook.

4.7 - Leonard Bonello meets David Farrugia

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Leonard Bonello, Partner within the banking and fintech team, speaks with David Farrugia, Visa’s Country Manager for Malta, to discuss trends in the digital payments industry.

05 - Ganado Meets Strategic Leaders

5.1 - Max Ganado meets David Fabri

In this episode, Ganado Advocates’ Max Ganado, meets with Dr. David Fabri, former legal and international affairs director and board secretary at the MFSA and currently a senior visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, for an insightful discussion about Malta’s rise as an international business and financial centre. This episode looks back and reconsiders strategic decisions taken over the past 40 years in the areas of commercial and company law as well as financial services.

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘢’𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩.

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