Dr Edward Meli joined in September 2020 and is CSB Group's Lead Corporate Services Advisor.
In this role, Edward forms part of the Corporate and Commercial department together with the Yachting and Shipping team at CSB Group. His work within the Corporate and Commercial department consists of drafting and reviewing of various corporate legal instruments such as share transfers and loan agreements and advising clients on corporate matters relating to company incorporation, corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings amongst others. Within the Yachting and Shipping team, he has been involved in various client work consisting of vessel registrations, importation and leasing of yachts, vessel sale and purchases, and other ancillary sectoral matters. In addition, Edward has also been entrusted with assignments and tasks covering aviation law and merger and acquisition transactions.
Dr Edward Meli attended the University of Malta, where he obtained his Master of Advocacy Degree in 2017, having successfully completed his Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) Degree in 2016.
He proceeded to obtain an LL.M in International Business Law from King’s College London in 2018, wherein Edward focused his studies on corporate and commercial and shipping law, with studies in international trade and shipping law, transnational maritime law, transnational and comparative corporate law and corporate governance, legal negotiation, and business and human rights law. Edward’s heightened passion for maritime law is further evidenced through his thesis tackling ‘The Bunkering Trade and the Implications of the Res Cogitans Decision’.
Edward has been an active legal professional since 2016 having entered into this field as a trainee with a highly respected corporate and maritime law firm. His career experience has, from the start, been fuelled by his appetite for commercial and maritime law. In this respect, with years of experience, Edward has been in¬volved in various tasks assisting and advising clients on a wide array of matters stemming from general corporate and commercial law to shipping and yachting law.
Memberships & Affiliations
Edward is admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta.