Peter Grima

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

His main focus is on advisory and transactional matters involving vessels and yachts in sales/acquisitions and regularly assists international banks as lenders in transactions involving mortgages registered over Malta-flag vessels, as well as other security provided by Maltese and non-Maltese companies.

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 is an active member of various associations involved in maritime and energy law and is a regular contributor to local and international journals on maritime and energy law matters. He previously worked within the shipping, corporate, projects and finance departments at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in London while on Secondment.

Languages: Maltese, English

Career Highlights

Assisting and representing a major Chinese leasing house in the sale and leaseback of a fleet of bulk carrier vessels

Representing a major French shipping company in re-financing and reflagging a fleet of container vessels

Assisting and representing a major French bank in financing three cruiseliner vessels

Representing a major Turkish shipping company in a company restructuring and refinancing the acquisition of a fleet of bulk carrier vessels


University of Dundee

2012 – 2013 Master of Laws (LL.M.) Energy Law and Policy.

University of Malta

2009 – 2012 Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) thesis “Implementation of The Renewable Energy Directive: Legal Effects and Challenges For Malta.”

University of Malta

2009 – 2010 Dip. Notary Public.

University of Malta

2006 – 2009 Summa cum laude Bachelor of Laws Degree with International Relations as a subsidiary.

"Peter is very reliable and always delivers on time."
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