Mark Fenech is a Senior Partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, heads the firm’s Ship Finance department and is a member of the Ship Registration and Corporate law department.


Since 1996, he has practiced in the area of ship finance 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.


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


1980 – Diploma of Notary Public, University of Malta.

Involvements and Memberships

Member of the International Bar Association (Section on Business Law) since 1988
Member of the Chamber of Advocates, Malta
Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Malta)
Chairman of Scandinavian Business Forum – Malta (a body forming part of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry)
Founder Member Association of Nominee Companies (Malta)
Founder Director of Impetus Europe Consulting Group Ltd (
1999 – 2001: Regular columnist on politics and current affairs for Maltese daily In-Nazzjon and Radio 101
2001 – 2003: Regular columnist on politics and current affairs for Malta Independent on Sunday,
2002 – 2004: Regular animator of discussion programmes on politics and current affairs for Smash TV
1997-2002 Consul, Honorary Consul for Lebanon to Malta
1992 -2002 Director of Foundation fro Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers
1999 -2002 Chairman Board of Professions Supplementary to Medicine.


Mark Fenech is a superb drafter of finance documents and very client oriented.”


“Sources say that Ship finance head Mark Fenech has ‘excellent technical legal skills and knowledge”

“Mark Fenech is lauded by interviewees who deem him one of the most reputable shipping lawyers in Malta.”


“Mark Fenech focuses his practice on ship finance and frequently advises on transactions concerning mortgages on Malta-flagged vessels.”


“Clients appreciate his combination of legal expertise and an awareness of “the commercial realities and practical issues involved.”


“Clients appreciate his availability and care, saying he is responsive, precise, and dedicated to finding the best solution no matter how challenging.”