Ann Fenech is the head of the marine litigation department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and was Managing Partner of the firm from 2008 to 2020. She qualified in 1986 and joined Holman Fenwick and Willan in London. From there she moved to Chaffe McCall Phillips Toler and Sarpy in New Orleans. On joining Fenech & Fenech, she created the marine litigation department. She has dealt exclusively with maritime issues for the past 34 years ranging from salvage to charterparty disputes and from towage to enforcement of mortgages. She lectures at the University of Malta and the International Maritime Law Institute. She is the President of the Malta Maritime Law Association, Board Member of the European Maritime Law Organisation and founding Board Member of the Malta Maritime Forum. She has been on the Executive Council of the Comite Maritime International since 2014 and in 2018 elected Vice President. She is currently the co-Chair of the CMI IWG on International Recognition of Judicial Sales and CMI Co-Ordinator of the project at UNCITRAL. In June 2020 she was appointed Director of 1923 Investments plc and in May 2021 she was appointed Director of MMH Malta Limited.
Whichever way one looks at it, Malta is truly a maritime jurisdiction. Our natural geographic position in the centre of the Mediterranean making us equidistant from Port Said and Gibraltar, the deepest natural harbour in the Mediterranean, English as an official language and a host of other...