Mark Fenech

Mark is a Consultant at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. He heads the firm’s Ship Finance department and is a member of the Ship Registration and Corporate law department. His areas of expertise include ship registration & finance; project & asset finance; commercial.

Mark has practiced in the area of ship finance since 1996, and has gained considerable experience in advising various international banks as lenders in different transactions involving Mortgages registered over Malta-flag vessels.

He has also advised Maltese and non-Maltese shipping companies in their capacity as borrowers and mortgagors and has also given advice and issued legal opinions on security documents governed by Maltese Law involving the registration of Maltese mortgages.

He has vast experience on the Maltese law aspects in relation to security documentation connected with financings granted by major international Banks to Maltese corporate borrowers, leading up to the legal registration of Maltese Statutory Mortgages against the respective Malta flag vessels.

Languages: Maltese, English, Italian

Career Highlights

April 2023 Fenech & Fenech Advocates, Consultant

January 1982 Fenech & Fenech Advocates, Partner


University of Malta

1982 – Doctor of Laws (LL.D.). Title of doctoral thesis “The Lifting of the Corporate Veil: A Comparative Study”.

University of Malta

1980 – Diploma of Notary Public

Chambers Europe Shipping | Band 1
Shipping | Tier 1
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‘Mark Fenech assists both shipping and yachting clients with regards to bond offering, mortgage registration and post-delivery financing.’
Chambers Europe 2022
‘Mark Fenech is our first point of contract regarding ship finance matters; always quick and to the point in his advice.’
Legal 500 2021
‘Mark Fenech: very experienced, fast response, very efficient.‘
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Mark Fenech is praised by clients for his experience and particularly handles ship financing, advising international banks on mortgage registrations. Fenech is also noted for his work on shipping regulations.
Chambers Europe 2020
Mark Fenech offers substantial expertise in handling ship financing mandates for financial institutions, international freight companies and yacht owners. “He has a lot of experience and he’s a reliable partner,” says one client appreciating his “quick and to-the-point answers.”
Chambers Europe 2019
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