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A Malta-based law firm providing a comprehensive range of services to the highest calibre of individuals and businesses.

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A legal practice which has adapted and expanded in order to provide representation to clients in a broad spectrum of specialisations.

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Read the latest legal news from FFFL,  Malta, the EU and beyond, read our monthly newsletter or expand your knowledge with our student files section.

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Malta is one of Europe’s strongest economies and has become a hub for big business, financial services, iGaming, shipping and more.

Latest News

Reimbursement of Trademark Fees for SMEs

The European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be crucial to the European economy.  The European Commission in collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) are once again organising a significant number of...

Renewal Of Shipping Insurance Blue Cards

On the 20th February 2022, the following annual Certificates ( as applicable ) will expire for most of the merchant vessels:- Certificate of Insurance or other financial security in respect of Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage; Certificate of Insurance...

Judgment By The Court Of Appeal On The Lifting Of The Corporate Veil

On the 1st of December 2021, the Court of Appeal (the “COA”) delivered a judgment confirming a decision of First Hall Civil Court (“CC”) given on the 30th of September 2016 in the names Gonzalo Jose Gomez Perez for and on behalf of...

Ship Inspection Campaign At Australian Ports

Between the 15th January and 30th March 2022, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will hold a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC), which will apply to all non-Australian flagged ships calling Australian ports in conjunction with a normal Port State Control...

Malta Elected To The Council Of The IMO

For the 13th consecutive term, Malta has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation, during its Assembly held earlier this Month. This result is of course very prestigious for Malta and confirms that the country has one of the largest...

Festive Season Offices Closure Notice

Our offices will be closed on particular days during the Christmas period, between the 24th December and the 01st January. We will however continue monitoring email traffic during this time, despite this being necessarily intermittent and do our best to respond to any...

Restrictive Measures Concerning Syria and Belarus

In view of the situation in Syria and Belarus and in line with the latest restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union the Merchant Shipping Directorate has issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, to remind all interested parties of their obligations...

Water Mist Lance On-Board Container Vessels

The Malta Merchant Shipping Directorate, has issued an Information Notice in relation to the potential safety hazards associated with container fires, following the conclusion of the Marine Safety Investigation Report in relation to the container fire over the Malta...

Commercial Yacht – Pleasure Yacht Changeover Guidelines

Transport Malta has recently published the Commercial Yacht - Pleasure Yacht Changeover Guidelines, which are in line with the requirements of the Malta Commercial Yacht Code. With particular importance, these Guidelines note that: For Malta Registered Yachts there is...

Part 2 Of A 2 Part Series On Leave Entitlement For Working Parents

In 2019, the European Commission pursued to strengthen one of the social rights pillars of the European Union (“EU”) throughout its Member States. In so doing, it sought to address challenges faced by working parents and carers...
“The firm and its lawyers are very professional, well balanced and diversified with unique knowledge, style, creativity, and reputation. They always pay the utmost attention to details and we are very, very happy with our experiences over the years.”

“Over the years, we have enjoyed the firm’s legal support on a wide selection of shipping-related assignments and they have always found a solution to any challenge.”

“We have had the pleasure of Dr Christian Farrugia and FFF, represent various aspects of our business for over 15 years and can recommend him and the firm, without reservation.”

“The firm’s lawyers are responsive and quick to take appropriate action, throughout the years they have provided us with wise counselling and good guidance.”

“Christian Farrugia has always been extremely thorough in his communications and recommendations and they are always on the mark, without fail. Most of all, he is one of the most genuine people you will ever hope to meet.”

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