Benjamin has over 15 years’ experience in yachting and luxury asset law, specialising in finance, construction and purchase, and operational matters including taxation, insurance and employment. He also advises in relation to private aviation and art.
Benjamin’s impressive client base includes some of the most prominent and prolific superyacht owners, as well as finance providers, yards and key suppliers. He is also frequently recommended to clients by leading brokers, owners’ representatives, project managers, captains and lawyers from other jurisdictions.
Benjamin is heavily involved with a range of industry bodies and associations. He is regularly asked to contribute to leading wealth management and superyacht publications, and is a well-known conference speaker.
Benjamin possesses that very sharp edge, that is so fundamentally necessary, (but sadly not always present in some legal professionals). He is a very solid individual with much knowledge and integrity and a person who’s advice can be taken as equally solid. Always a pleasure to deal with - he remains my go to contact for all legal matters in the maritime world.
Captain Iain Flockhart
Captain of 68-metre newbuild superyacht
Benjamin and team, thank you. Great work under tight timing. Much appreciated.
Referring Miami-based lawyer
Accountancy Age Magazine
You need to speak with Benjamin Maltby, who is very experienced and professional.
Daniel Heath, Director,
BHF Bank (Switzerland)
I was impressed by your thoughtful and comprehensive approach.
Your words are gold.My compliments! That's a great job done by you, as always.
Eugene Kilanov, CEO
Your initial analysis is most helpful.
I can't thank you enough for the help and advice you have given me to date.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised by the Legal 500 2018 for Shipping
Regarded as one of “6 of the Biggest Names in Superyacht Law” by Superyacht Content
Chairman, British Marine Insurance Finance & Legal Services Association
Member of the Senior Common Room of St John's College, University of Durham
International Certificate of Competence for vessels up to 24 metres
Freeman of the City of London
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Barrister|
|2016-2017||Ince & Co | Assistant|
|2006-2016||MatrixLloyd | Principal Consultant|
|2004-2006||Elias Marine Consultants | Legal Consultant|
|2002-2004||Neocleous & Co | Lawyer|
|2000-2002||West of England P&I Club | Claims Executive|
|2000||Qualified as a Barrister|