Since 2010, aviation in Malta has grown exponentially. As a result, the Maltese Government has adopted strategies to promote Malta as an aviation hub. This sector has surged due to the implementation of an attractive legislative framework and fiscal incentives which have enticed internationally renowned entities to establish operations in Malta.

Ganado Advocates was a prime mover in the development of local aviation law. As a result, the Aircraft Registration Act of 2010 was enacted and Malta acceded to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Aircraft Protocol – factors that are highly valued by financiers.

The firm’s aviation team regularly advises aircraft financiers, owners, lessors and operators. We also assist buyers and sellers with aircraft transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. Our depth and industry know-how in all aviation finance related matters means that we are often the first choice for all matters related to security interests over aircraft registered in Malta as well as structuring air-finance deals through various methods including syndicated loans and securitisation.

The aviation team liaises with leading practice heads from complementary practice areas such as tax, corporate, banking and finance and capital markets in order to offer our clients a fully-integrated legal advisory service.

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Daniel Aquilina

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