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Stephan Piazza

Senior Manager, Transport- Shipping and Aviation

KPMG in Malta

Stephan joined KPMG in 2017, coordinating the Transport team including both the Shipping & Aviation services across the Audit, Tax and Advisory areas within the firm. His role as coordinator for the firm’s Transport projects sees him at the forefront of some major engagements within the firm’s Shipping and Aviation practice. Stephan 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. In addition to the above, Stephan also has extensive experience in the corporate law and maritime law space, having assisted several clients with ship and yacht registration procedures and accompanying corporate structures. Stephan has frequently contributed to a number of articles in both local and international journals. He lectures ACCA students in the field of corporate law. Stephan is warranted to practice law in front of the Superior Courts of Malta. He is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates, an Executive Committee Member of the Malta Maritime Law Association, Counsel Member of the Superyacht Industry Network Malta and Executive Committee Member of the Shipping & Bunkering Committee within the Chambers of Commerce and Enterprise. Stephan is actively involved in the legal drafting of maritime related laws at a local level. He has also published a number of articles in both local and international journals. He collaborates with the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology as an external examiner and has delivered lectures at the ELSA Malta Summer Law School.

Areas of expertise

Aviation services Bulk shipping Cargo shipping Container shipping High Growth Markets International Markets Shipping and ports Small Enterprises Tanker shipping Transport and Logistics
Stephan Piazza

Education and qualifications

  • LL.M. Master in International Maritime Law with Distinction - IMO’s International Maritime Law Institute

  • Degree in Law – University of Messina (Italy) cum laude

Accreditation

  • Warranted to practice law in front of the Superior Courts of Malta

  • Executive Committee Member of the Malta Maritime Law Association

  • Counsel Member of the Superyacht Industry Network Malta

  • Executive Committee Member of the Shipping & Bunkering Committee within the Chambers of Commerce and Enterprise

  • External Examiner at the University of Malta and Malta College of Arts Science and Technology

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