GTG has long established itself as one of the top-tier firms in the area of shipping law, with our experienced Shipping and Maritime team having extensive experience in all aspects contingent to the maritime sector.

Holding one of the largest shipping registries in the region, Malta has established itself as an ideal transit route between Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with efficient customs formalities, a reliable handling and delivery system, advanced warehouse and distribution centres, and shipping agents providing excellent services at competing prices. The Malta flag is particularly renowned for its value, requiring rigorous compliance with Maltese regulations and international treaties.

Ship registration is inexpensive and simple, and is open to bareboat charters and all types of vessels, including pleasure yachts, cruise liners and oil rigs, that may be registered by EU citizens or in the name of legally-constituted corporate bodies or entities, irrespective of nationality. As a member of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Maritime Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT), Malta is a party to all major maritime conventions and abides to all internationally-recognized standards, while also offering considerable tax advantages thanks to its many double taxation agreements.

GTG provides timely, meticulous and expedient results, drawing on its vast expertise to apply the law to the advantage of our clients, ranging from ship owners, charterers, agents and freight forwarding companies to international banks and other entities providing ship finance. We assist our clients on all matters relating to:

  • The formation and maintenance of shipping companies
  • The registration of vessels in the Malta Registry of Ships
  • Agreements concerning shipbuilding, sale and finance of ships
  • Maritime contracts such as charter contracts, carriage of goods by sea, tug and tow and marine insurance

Our dynamic team also acts for clients purchasing or selling luxury yachts and represents clients in admiralty practice, litigation and arbitration proceedings.

GTG’s services are also complimented by GTG Corporate, our dedicated CSP which is duly authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to act as a Company Service Provider and offers specialised guidance in corporate, regulatory & compliance matters including the incorporation of companies and set ups in Malta.

We are pleased to connect with you in‑person, by phone, by email. We look forward to learning how we can help you.

+356 2124 2713

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