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The Laying Down Of Harmonised Rules On Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this year, the EU Commission tabled a Proposal of the European Parliament and Council on the Artificial Intelligence Act (“Proposal” or the “Act”) a brief summary of which can be accessed through our website. The Proposal was recently scrutinised by the...

The Malta Shipping Registry Ranks Again Into Paris MOU’s Top 20

The Maltese Shipping Registry, has qualified into the 14th place in the prestigious Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control ( Paris MoU ), whilst also retaining its place as Europe’s top registry and the sixth best registry in the world. The Paris MoU...

Office Closure Notice – Public Holiday

Please note that Tuesday 29th June is a Public Holiday and our offices will therefore be closed. We would ask you to kindly copy any urgent enquiries to [email protected] We will resume our normal operations on Wednesday 30th June.

The IDPC Guidance On Data Protection Aspects Relating To Employee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (the “IDPC”) has recently issued a guidance document (“Guidance Document”) addressed to employers based in Malta, acting as data Controllers In accordance with the GDPR, the Data Controller is a...

Malta No Longer Classified As “Non-Compliant” According To The Latest MONEYVAL Report

MONEYVAL’s Enhanced Follow-up Report on Malta has just been published. Following the request in 2019 for Malta to report to MONEYVAL under the enhanced follow-up procedure, this report has now confirmed that Malta has applied improved measures to combat money...

Amendments To The Prevention Of Money Laundering and Funding Of Terrorism Regulation

Following a series of constitutional cases involving the Financial Intelligence and Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) whereby subject persons were alleging that the fines being imposed were disproportionate, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulation,...

Proposal Of The European Parliament And The Council On Harmonised Rules On Artificial Intelligence

Following various policy papers and guidelines published by high-level working groups on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), on the 21st of April 2021 the European Commission issued a set of proposals for the introduction of harmonised rules on artificial intelligence...

Adoption Of The Maltese Passenger Yacht Code

The Malta Merchant Shipping Directorate has announced the entry into force of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC), with effect from the 25th of May 2021. It is widely recognised that when considering the operational pattern and risk profile of commercial yachts, the...

Dr. Christian Farrugia Panellist At The Regulatory Expectations of Bank Boards Webinar

Senior Partner of the law firm Dr. Christian Farrugia, who is also the Chairman and non-executive director of Merkanti Bank Limited, will be participating as a guest speaker at a webinar titled ”Regulatory Expectations of Bank Boards” which is being organised by the...

Curbing Redundancies In Terms Of The Employment And Industrial Relations Act

The unpredictability of COVID-19 has put many business owners and employees on edge. Notwithstanding the financial aid which has been made available to employers and employees in hopes of easing their financial burdens, the looming thought that employers might not be...
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“Over the years, we have enjoyed the firm’s legal support on a wide selection of shipping-related assignments and they have always found a solution to any challenge.”

“We have had the pleasure of Dr Christian Farrugia and FFF, represent various aspects of our business for over 15 years and can recommend him and the firm, without reservation.”

“The firm’s lawyers are responsive and quick to take appropriate action, throughout the years they have provided us with wise counselling and good guidance.”

“Christian Farrugia has always been extremely thorough in his communications and recommendations and they are always on the mark, without fail. Most of all, he is one of the most genuine people you will ever hope to meet.”

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