Peter Grima is a Senior Associate whose main areas of practice include ship finance and ship registration and energy and natural resources law.


He focuses on the registration of vessels and yachts and sales/acquisitions of vessels and regularly assist international banks as lenders in transactions involving mortgages registered over Malta-flag vessels, as well as Maltese and non-Maltese shipping companies in their capacity as borrowers and mortgagors. Peter also regularly assists in general corporate and commercial matters.


Within the energy sector he advises international oil companies in relation to offshore petroleum E&P activities, energy investors in downstream and midstream energy activities and renewable energy investors in licensing, planning and permitting requirements, EIA approvals and financing arrangements.


Peter previously worked in the corporate and commercial team at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, as well as the shipping and corporate, projects and finance departments at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in London while on Secondment.


2012 – 2013

University of Dundee, Master of Laws (LL.M.) Energy Law and Policy. Subject areas: International Petroleum Law and Policy; Downstream Energy Law and Policy; International Trade Law; Project Finance; Energy and Climate Change Law and Policy; Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy; and Transnational Legal Problems Facing Extractive Industries. Dissertation on European gas trading and gas market development, “Moving Towards Gas Hubs In A Market Priced Europe.”

2009 – 2012

University of Malta, Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) thesis “Implementation of The Renewable Energy Directive: Legal Effects and Challenges For Malta.”

2009 – 2010

University of Malta, Dip. Notary Public.

2006 – 2009

University of Malta, Summa cum laude Bachelor of Laws Degree with International Relations as a subsidiary.

Memberships & Involvements

Malta Chamber of Advocates – Member
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – Member

Malta Maritime Law Association – Member

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) – Member

Speaking Engagements
  • September 2014, “Aircraft registration: why Malta’s aircraft register is today the fastest growing in Europe”, a presentation delivered during the 3rd Annual Business Aviation Conference.
Articles & Publications