Dr Stephan Piazza is a Maritime Lawyer and Associate Director at KPMG Malta. He joined the firm in 2017 leading the Transport team including the Aviation, Space and Maritime services across the Tax, Audit 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 aviation, maritime and space practice. Stephan has extensive experience in the 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 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. 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.