Dr. Jessica Galea

B.A., LL.D., LL.M. (IMLI)


E: jessica@dingli.com.mt 
T: +356 2123 6206


  • Head of Yachting - Dingli & Dingli Law Firm since 2023
  • Senior Associate - Dingli & Dingli Law Firm since 2014
  • Associate - Dingli & Dingli Law Firm 2009 - 2014
  • Legal Trainee - Dingli & Dingli Law Firm 2003 - 2009
  • Stagiaire - European Commission`s Directorate General for Taxation and Customs in Brussels Winter 2007 - 2008


  • LL.M. Masters Degree with distinction - IMO's International Maritime Law Institute - 2009
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D) - University of Malta 2008


  • Elected to the Executive Committee of the Malta Chamber of Commerce - Yachting Services Business Section for 2023-2025
  • Member of the Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA) Yachting Sub-Committee (ongoing)
  • Admitted to Superior Courts of Malta - 2009
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates - 2009
  • Malta Maritime Law Association - 2009


Jessica Galea joined the Firm 2003 as a legal trainee, and full-time in 2009. She forms part of the Shipping Department and has been heading the Yachting Department within the Shipping Department since 2023. Jessica assists clients on shipping and yachting related matters, including yacht and vessel registrations in Malta and various other jurisdictions, support from a legal perspective with the establishment of yacht leasing structures including finance and operating leases, yacht importation procedures, yacht sale and purchase, yacht finance and mortgage registration; setting up of shipping organisations, and advice on various regulatory issues

Jessica graduated as a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Malta in 2008 and was admitted to the Bar in January 2009. She read a Masters (LL.M.) Degree at the IMO's International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), and graduated with distinction in May 2009, following completion of a dissertation entitled “The Liability of Classification Societies in the Maritime Industry” and a draft legislation project proposing regulations for the transposition of MARPOL’s Annex VI on Air Pollution from Ships into Maltese law.

During her studies, Jessica completed the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP) Trusts Law course in 2007 and formed part of the Editorial Board for the Maltese Trusts Law Cases and Materials Volume Two, published by the IFSP, Malta in 2009.

In the Winter of 2007/8 Jessica was selected as a stagiaire with the European Commission’s  Directorate General for Taxation and Customs in Brussels, Belgium,  mainly assigned to attend and participate in meetings on the final stages of the drafting of the Modernised Community Customs Code and amendments to EU customs regulations.