KPMG - Manager, Shipping and Yachting
Dr. Stephan Piazza is a maritime lawyer by profession working within the Shipping and Yachting Advisory sub-function at KPMG in Malta.
Dr. Piazza has a varied client portfolio, including international ship-owners and credit institutions in all maritime law aspects such as Ship and Super-Yacht Registration, Shipping Compliance, Shipping Sale & Purchase and Ship Finance. Following the enactment of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation and in view of its entry into force, Dr. Piazza focused his attention on ship recycling matters by advising ship owners and flag administrations. In this regard he has provided advice not only in connection with environmental matters but also from a tax angle through the analysis and implementation of efficient tax structures and practices.
Dr. Piazza attends and speaks at high profile seminars and conferences both locally and abroad in order to keep himself abreast with recent market trends and developments.
Dr. Piazza is also an Executive Committee Member of the Malta Maritime Law Association which forms part of the Comite’ Maritime International. Also through the Malta Maritime Law Association, Dr. Piazza is actively involved in legal drafting 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.