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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Aviation Law and Maritime Law in Malta since 2023

Katrina Abela

Founder, Vaia Legal

+356 9927 4674


Seasoned Lawyer, specializing in Maritime and Aviation Law, having graduated from the University of Malta in 2013. Experienced in yacht and aircraft sale and purchase transactions as well as ownership structures, customs importations and registration. Successfully assisted several companies in acquiring a Maltese Air Operator’s Certificate, as the key link between the applicant and local authorities, while also consulting on regulatory matters.

Specialties: Commercial Agreements, Sale and Purchase Transactions for Vessels and Aircrafts, Regulation of Aircraft Customs and VAT Status, Importation and Registration matters, AOC applications, Ownership structures and others

Proud member of the Chamber of Advocates, Malta Business Aviation Association, The Chamber of Commerce, Malta Maritime Law Association and the Advocacy Committee of the European Business Aviation Association.

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About Vaia Legal

Vaia Legal

Vaia is a boutique law firm headed by Katrina Abela, offering highly specialized legal service in the Marine, Aviation and Corporate fields in Malta.

We understand that working with a law firm can sometimes be complex, unpredictable and overwhelming. We focus on simplifying the work for our customers and become their partner in addressing the legal issues together — welcome to our person-first approach.

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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Aviation Law and Maritime Law in Malta

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