Shipping Law Course

Session 1

Monday 21st November 2022

Keynote speech 
Time: 16:00hrs / Duration: 30min

Presented by:
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Partner at Ganado Advocates

Malta as an open registry – The role of the flag
Time: 16:30hrs / Duration: 1.5hrs

Lecturer:
Peter Buhagiar, Registrar of Ships at Transport Malta

Sessions 2 & 3

Thursday 24th November 2022

AML obligations and sanctions relating to shipping companies and ships
Time: 14:15hrs / Duration: 1.5hrs

Lecturer:
Jan Rossi, Senior Associate at Ganado Advocates

The major maritime conventions
Time: 16:15 / Duration: 1.5hrs

Lecturer:
Norman Martinez, Director at IMO International Maritime Law Institute

Sessions 4 & 5

Monday 28th November 2022

Mortgages
Time: 15:00hrs / Duration: 1hr

Lecturer:
Caroline Risiott, Senior Associate at Ganado Advocates

Registration of vessels and the Malta flag with a focus on sale and lease-back transactions
Time: 16:15 hrs / Duration: 1.5hrs

Lecturer:
Matthew Attard, Senior Associate at Ganado Advocates

Sessions 6 & 7

Thursday 1st December 2022

Understanding vessel types, the Paris MoU, flag state inspections and the ISM Code’s safety standards
Time: 15:00hrs / Duration: 1hr

Lecturer:
Sergey Kuzmenko, Marine Surveyor and Consultant in Malta

Yachting
Time: 16:15hrs / Duration: 1hr

Lecturer:
Christine Cassar Naudi, Partner at Ganado Advocates

Sessions 8 & 9

Monday 5th December 2022

The shipping company and international owners
Time: 14:30hrs / Duration: 1hr 15min

Lecturers:
Karl Grech Orr, Partner at Ganado Advocates
Nigel Micallef, Associate at Ganado Advocates

Claims and enforcement on ships
Time: 16:00hrs / Duration: 1hr 15min

Lecturer:
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Partner at Ganado Advocates

Session 10

Wednesday 7th December 2022

A focus on the technical obligations relating to ships
Time: 16:30hrs / Duration: 1.5hrs

Lecturer:
Mauro Peresso, Technical Director at Merchant Shipping Directorate, Transport Malta

Session 11

Monday 12th December 2022

The genuine link requirement in the context of maritime law fictions; and
The definition of a ship and vessel in maritime law 
Time: 16:30hrs / Duration: 2hrs 15min

Lecturer:
Gotthard Gauci, Lecturer in Maritime Regulation and Policy at Plymouth Business School