THE VALLETTA SUPERYACHTS NETWORK

Over the years our company has tied with leading enterprises in Malta in order to deliver as service offering beyond our internal capabilities yet delivered in a seamless fashion to our clientele.  Our VSY Network Partners are growing over the years currently include; 


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Legal, Financial, Corporate Services and Maritime

ARQ Group provides a number of services within the corporate sector. A key offering is company incorporation and administration with a team of experienced administrators who are well versed in this area. ur experienced administrators are also on hand to assist clients with opening of corporate accounts with domestic banks as well as to affect the obligatory registrations with the competent authorities.

Apart from corporate and accounting services ARQ Group is also in a position to provide full scope trust and fiduciary services.

ARQ Group's participation in the Valletta Superyachts Network is led by;

DR. CHRISTIAN FARRUGIA
Legal Advisor

A lawyer by profession, Christian Farrugia is one of the founding and co-managing partners of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal, a Malta based business and tax law firm with offices in Valletta and Swatar.  With a post graduate degree in maritime and insurance law conferred upon him by the University of London following his graduation as a doctor of laws in Malta in 1987, he counts shipping, commercial and corporate and igaming law within his main areas of specialisation.

Christian is also a founder director of Alliance Trust Co Ltd, an MFSA licensed fiduciary and trustee, as well as a non executive Chairman director of Abbey International Insurance PCC and Bawag Malta Bank Limited. He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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Born out of the strategic alliance between two commercial law firms and an accountancy services firm, Credence was conceived to create an accessible team of experts to advise on the increasingly sophisticated structures offered by Maltese financial services legislation. Over the last decade we have grown into a high-level advisory firm, defined by the strength of our steadily growing team of advisers and our strategic partnerships with firms across key jurisdictions.

Specialising in complex structures for a predominantly international clientele, we have advised government institutions, authorities, private and commercial banks and multinationals as well as high net worth individuals. This ensures that we understand that independent of the size of an entity, every contact must be uniquely personal and entirely deliberate.

Credence's participation in the Valletta Superyachts Network is led by;

DR. CLAYTON FENECH
Legal Advisor

Clayton graduated as Doctor of Laws in 2009 and obtained his Masters degree in Financial Services in 2012 from the University of Malta. Following his admission to the Maltese Bar Association in 2010, Clayton started his legal career as a lawyer practicing predominantly in the commercial and financial services fields. He regularly advises a varied portfolio of clients ranging from multi-national corporate groups, financial institutions, trading and holding companies on matters relating to corporate structuring and restructuring, taxation, intellectual property and commercial strategy. Clayton specialises in superyacht law and regularly advises owners and prospective owners on the financing, acquisition and structuring of the ownership of their prized assets. His clients also include a number of leading shipyards, yacht managers, captains and crew members. Clayton regularly attends superyacht conferences, seminars and shows through which he has steadily garnered a wealth of knowledge and developed a broad network of key players in the yachting industry.


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MICS is an independent maritime technical practice with the purpose of providing the marine and yachting industries professional survey, consultancy, engineering and naval architectural services. Established in 1980, our team of experienced marine and yacht surveyors, consultants, engineers and naval architects are available around the clock to assist our clients.

MICS has developed a solid reputation delivering our services and assisting our clients in a reliable and effective manner. We provide a comprehensive, accurate, professional and discreet service which has gained us international industry recognition and attracted a number of local and international high profile clients. Our surveyors and engineers deliver their services with integrity to all types of craft and yachts from the Small Boat to the Mega Yacht, always remaining focused on our client's needs.

MICS's participation in the Valletta Superyachts Network is led by;

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ING. PAUL CARDONA
Transport Malta Surveyor & Technical Consultant

As an external technical consultant Paul is the founder, Managing Director and Managing Surveyor at M.I.C.S based in Mata.

Since 2005, Paul has been primarily dedicated to Yacht related Professional Services and Surveys, as he drafted the Transport Malta Commercial Yacht Code and has been involved in coding of over 135 superyachts. Also he regularly consults Owners, performing pre-purchase surveys, conversion supervision and consultancy to various other Yacht Codes of Practice, including MCA LY2, MGN 280, the Marshall Islands Commercial Yacht Code, and The Cook Island Yacht Codes.

Paul, presently holds various external appointments including;
 Flag State Inspector for the Liberia, and Bahamas Administrations;
Non-exclusive Surveyor to the Salvage Association; Appointed as Ship Surveyors by Transport Malta in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act; ABS Consulting – Inspector;  European Certification Bureau (ECB) Notified Body No. – Surveyor to the Recreational Craft Directive.

Paul has also been non-exclusive surveyor to Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, and Det Norske Veritas. Also, Paul has held appointment as Flag State Inspector on behalf of the Panama Flag State Administration.