Ganado Advocates

Daniel Aquilina

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Daniel heads GANADO Advocates' Banking Ship Finance and Aviation teams, mainly assisting leading international banks and financial institutions involved in the financing of Maltese registered vessels and aircraft by perfecting the registration of Mortgages and Security Interests. He has considerable experience in drafting Maltese law-regulated security and has been involved in complex multi-vessel and aircraft transactions including advice relating to alternative ship finance mechanisms and structures under Maltese law. He has been involved in major Maltese ship finance deals for several years, advising major multinational and providers/arrangers of finance with loan restructuring and mortgage enforcement matters. He also advises on ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding contracts, ship registration and all other aspects of ship purchase, chartering and operation. Daniel also advised Transport Malta with the general fine-tuning of existing legislation. Between 2016 and 2019, Daniel served as Chairman of Malta Marittima Agency – the Government Agency entrusted to promote enhanced cooperation between the maritime industry and Government stakeholders and to further develop maritime services in Malta as well as to act as the EU focal point for the Integrated Maritime Policy.