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Francesca Ferrando

Assistant Manager, Transport - Shipping and Aviation

KPMG in Malta

Francesca Ferrando is a lawyer working within the Aviation, Shipping and Yachting Advisory sub-function. She graduated from Leiden University in 2017 with a specialisation in aviation and space law. During the course of her degree, Francesca conducted research on the impact of EU competition law and state aid policies in connection with the aviation industry. Francesca provides assistance in connection with the registration of aircraft and AOC application with the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Malta, advice upon the local and EU legal framework concerning drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, and is also able to provide support in aircraft financing transactions. Francesca also has extensive experience in the corporate law and maritime law space, having assisted several clients with yacht registration procedures and accompanying corporate structures. Francesca has frequently contributed to a number of articles in both local and international journals. She has previously lectured ACCA students in the field of corporate law. Francesca is warranted to practice law in front of the Superior Courts of Malta. She is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates, the Malta Maritime Law Association and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading.

Areas of expertise

Aviation services Bulk shipping Container shipping Ferries Ports and Related Services Satellite communciations Shipping and ports Tanker shipping Transport and Logistics
Francesca Ferrando

Education and qualifications

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Malta

  • Advanced Master of Laws in Air & Space Law, University of Leiden, The Netherlands


  • Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates

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