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Ganado Advocates’ legacy as a leader in the maritime and shipping legal fields is reflected in the active involvement the law firm has increasingly had over the years in relation to arrests and enforcement procedures in the shipping industry.

We have assisted claimants (in particular mortgagees) in enforcing their rights through the arrest, judicial sales by auction, court approved private sales of vessels and the filing of injunctions over vessels in the shipping registry, as well as ship owners in arrest proceedings, ship releases and counter-security measures.

With the growth of the Malta flag, the firm is experiencing increased involvement in the arrest in foreign jurisdictions of vessels registered under the Malta flag. To this extent, it has advised clients on Maltese admiralty law and issues concerning privileged claims, their respective priority and possible courses of action.

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