Access Rights Of Grandparents

Access Rights Of Grandparents

Access to minors refers to the right of the parent with whom the child is not residing, to spend time with the child, as well as the right of the child to spend time with aren’t with whom the child doe not reside. Up until recently, the term access was exclusively...
Reimbursement of Trademark Fees for SMEs

Reimbursement of Trademark Fees for SMEs

The European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be crucial to the European economy.  The European Commission in collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) are once again organising a significant number of...
Ship Inspection Campaign At Australian Ports

Ship Inspection Campaign At Australian Ports

Between the 15th January and 30th March 2022, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will hold a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC), which will apply to all non-Australian flagged ships calling Australian ports in conjunction with a normal Port State Control...
Malta Elected To The Council Of The IMO

Malta Elected To The Council Of The IMO

For the 13th consecutive term, Malta has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation, during its Assembly held earlier this Month. This result is of course very prestigious for Malta and confirms that the country has one of the largest...
Restrictive Measures Concerning Syria and Belarus

Restrictive Measures Concerning Syria and Belarus

In view of the situation in Syria and Belarus and in line with the latest restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union the Merchant Shipping Directorate has issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, to remind all interested parties of their obligations...
Water Mist Lance On-Board Container Vessels

Water Mist Lance On-Board Container Vessels

The Malta Merchant Shipping Directorate, has issued an Information Notice in relation to the potential safety hazards associated with container fires, following the conclusion of the Marine Safety Investigation Report in relation to the container fire over the Malta...
Recent Amendments To Malta’s Divorce Laws

Recent Amendments To Malta’s Divorce Laws

Specific provisions relating to personal separation and divorce contained in the Civil Code (Chapter 16 of the laws of Malta) (the “Code”) were recently amended by means of Act XXV of 2021 (the “Act”).

Amendments To The Code Of Organisation And Civil Procedure

Amendments To The Code Of Organisation And Civil Procedure

Certain provisions of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure, Chapter 12 of the laws of Malta (“COCP”) have recently been amended by means of Act XXXII of 2021 (the “Act”). The main changes (listed briefly hereunder) are targeted towards the provisions contained...
Flagship Firm

Flagship Firm

Joseph Fenech, Shipping Executive within Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal was recently interview by Skipper Magazine, an internationally renowned boats and yachting publication, in their 2021 Summer Edition. Joseph focused on the registration process tied to...

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