Dr. Ann Fenech, Managing Partner and Head of the Marine Litigation Department, visited the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) on 19 October 2017 and delivered a set of lectures on ‘the Role of the Maritime Law Practitioner: Local and International’ to the IMLI Class of 2017-2018.
Dr. Fenech began her lecture with a brief introduction of Malta’s historic location as a maritime nation which attracted many maritime activities, including the construction of a naval dockyard now developed into a commercial dockyard. Dr. Fenech gave an insight into the life and role of a maritime law practitioner, explaining how such a role covers various situations across the entire spectrum of maritime activities. Through her practical examples she explained how and why legal assistance is required from Maritime lawyers in a variety of situations ranging from ship repair contracts to salvage, from towage operations to collisions, from disputes relating to carriage of goods by sea to registration of vessels, from enforcing securities on behalf of a mortgagee to piracy, from assisting in judicial sales to the privatisation of maritime assets, from arresting vessels to deciding which would be the right jurisdiction in which to sue, from advising on pilotage to advising on other security remedies from advising on ship building contracts to yacht leasing structures.
Some photos of the event follow: