The telecommunications sector is a highly dynamic market, currently regulated by a suite of EU Directives transposed into local law through several legislative instruments, mainly the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Cap.399) and its subsidiary legislation, the Electronic Communications Networks and Services (General) Regulations (S.L.399.28). In December 2018, the EU has adopted Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code, which will consolidate and enhance the legal framework in the sector. This Code will need to be transposed into local law by 21 December 2020.

FFF Legal can assist you in all matters concerning IT and electronic communications, including all regulatory matters with the local National Regulatory Authority, the Malta Communications Authority and all other matters involving seeking and obtaining authorisation, spectrum acquisition, OTT services, IOT, end-user rights and commercial contracts.

We advise on e-commerce, software and content licensing, broadcasting and media.

This Unit is led by Dr Theresienne Mifsud, who has over ten years’ experience in telecoms and media regulation in Malta and was formerly the Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of a leading telecommunications operator in Malta.