FIAU Publishes The Revised Implementing Procedures Part I

FIAU Publishes The Revised Implementing Procedures Part I

In view of the legislative amendments made to Chapter 373 of the Laws of Malta, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and its subsidiary legislation, the ‘Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations’ (PMLFTR), the revision of Part I of the...
The New Prospectus Regulation

The New Prospectus Regulation

A Brief Commentary by Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal on the introduction of EU Prospectus Regulation (EU Regulation 2017/1129), governing securities offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market situated or operating within EU Member States  ...
The Unconstitutionality Of The Pre-1995 Rent Laws In Malta

The Unconstitutionality Of The Pre-1995 Rent Laws In Malta

The laws regulating the letting of property in Malta have over the years witnessed a number of amendments which in most cases attempt to balance out the position of the lessor and the lessee. The Rent laws were originally regulated by the Civil Code provided that,...
Amendments To The Competition Act and Consumer Affairs Act

Amendments To The Competition Act and Consumer Affairs Act

The constitutional case The Federation of Estate Agents v. Direttur Ġenerali (Kompetizzjoni) et. [87/2013 JPG] decided on 3rd May 2016, triggered important legal discussions which culminated in an overhaul of the enforcement procedures of competition and consumer laws...
New Trademarks Act

New Trademarks Act

An act to repeal and replace the Trademarks Act, Chapter 416 of the Laws of Malta has been published and shall soon come into force. The new Trademarks Act, Chapter 596 of the Laws of Malta ( the “Act”) transposes Directive (EU) 2015/2436 into national law – an...
Lack Of Due Process: Fair Or Unfair Termination?

Lack Of Due Process: Fair Or Unfair Termination?

In a recent judgement delivered by Malta’s Court of Appeal (Inferior jurisdiction) (“the COA”) on the 25th March 2019, the COA reached some interesting conclusions on termination which will serve as guidance to employers, employees, and employment law experts in their...
A Look At China’s New Foreign Investment Law

A Look At China’s New Foreign Investment Law

On the back of the China-US trade talks, the new Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “FIL”) took around three months to pass, from draft.  It is reported that this was an unprecedented fast turnaround in the legislative history of China. The...

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