Ann Fenech

Elected President of the CMI in Antwerp in 2022  after having occupied  the post of vice president since 2018. She is the head of the marine litigation department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and  past Managing Partner 2008 to 2020.  She qualified in 1986 and joined HFW  in London. From there she moved to Chaffe McCall Phillips Toler and Sarpy in New Orleans. On joining Fenech & Fenech in 1992, she created the marine litigation department. She has dealt exclusively with maritime issues for the past 36 years.  She lectures at the University of Malta and the International Maritime Law Institute.  She is the past President of the Malta Maritime Law Association 2008 - 2022, founding member of the Malta Maritime Forum  and a board member of the European Maritime Law Organisation since 2008.  She is  co-Chair of the CMI international working group on the International Effects of  Judicial Sales  of Ships and CMI Co-Ordinator of the project at UNCITRAL leading to the approval by the Commission of the Draft Convention on the international effects of judicial sales of ships in June 2022.  She has been involved in drafting a number of shipping laws including amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act and the articles on actions in rem in the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure.