Dr. Matthew Xerri is an Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Shipping and Aviation team with particular focus on the formation of companies and shipping organisation, the registration of vessels and yachts, assisting banks with various financing transactions (both shipping and otherwise) and related security arrangements including mortgage transactions. Matthew also regularly assists in Corporate law related matters and alternative financing methods.


  • GANADO Advocates, Associate: 2014
  • GANADO Advocates, Advocate: 2011 – 2014


  • Diploma in Taxation, 2011 (Malta Institute of Taxation)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) (Maritime Law), 2009 (I.M.L.I)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2009 (Malta)
  • Certificate in Trust Law and Administration, 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), 2006 (Malta)


  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates
  • Malta Maritime Law Association
  • Malta Institute of Taxation