Security: Understanding Mechanisms to Secure Obligations

Session Outline

This session is a unique opportunity for all bank employees, employees of financial institutions, practitioners and other interested persons to familiarise and update themselves on the main mechanisms available under Maltese Law to secure obligations. The focus will be on the traditional modes of security and on their use in everyday banking transactions.

Lecturer: Dr. Kurt Xerri

Kurt Xerri is a Resident Academic within the Department of Civil Law at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta.  He received his Doctor of Laws and his Master of Arts in Law degrees from the University of Malta in 2013 and 2014 respectively.  In 2017, he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Law at the Rovira i Virgili University, in Tarragona, Spain.  He has also served as a Senior Legal Officer at APS Bank.


– Hypothecs, Privileges, and the importance of ranking;
– Suretyship and pledges;
– Set-off;
– Subrogation and Subordination.

Venue, Date and Time

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432 (Xerox Building)

Tuesday 14th January, 2020 – UPDATED
1530 – 1730hrs including a coffee break

Participation Fee

€ 50; cheques are payable to Institute of legal Studies Malta.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the session.


If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.

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