Malta has for decades been an important maritime service centre in the heart of the Mediterranean. SMM Advocates is one of the leading law firms in Malta dealing with international shipping and maritime practice.
Maritime department of SMM Group handles the whole cross section of disputes arising from shipbuilding contracts to bills of lading and charter parties, from salvage, pilotage and collisions to arrest and other security or enforcement proceedings, from defective bunkers to major casualties, from pollution to crew claims
SMM Group regularly acts for charterers, owners, bunker suppliers, banks and financiers, brokers, hull and machinery underwriters, tug operators, port authorities, and shipyards. Our experts have extensive experience in maritime disputes involving the operations of dredgers, tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, reefer ships and reefer containers. Our experts are always equipped and prepared to give advice on the legal issues to offer crisis management at times and in scenarios of financial interest when the client is away from Malta.