Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) Financial Services Regulation
Aug 22, 2017

MFSA – Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Notified Alternative Investment Funds Regime

On the 7th August 2017, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) issued a consultation document regarding amendments which are being proposed to the Investments Services...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jul 28, 2017

Amendment to The Highly Qualified Persons Rules

Legal Notice 192 of 2017 of the Income Tax Act (Chapter 123 of the Laws of Malta) has recently amended the Highly Qualified Person Rules...

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iGaming Law
Jul 12, 2017

MGA publishes White Paper on major reforms to the Malta Gaming Legal Framework

The Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) has published a white paper requesting industry feedback in connection with a far-reaching overhaul of Malta’s current gaming legislation. In...

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Financial Services Regulation
Jun 14, 2017

GVZH Advocates wins Mondaq Top Communicator Award

GVZH Advocates’ recent article outlining the Maltese law rules regulating Fintech has won Mondaq’s Top Article award for the month of May 2017. Mondaq is...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jun 09, 2017

Leave for medically assisted procreation

The recent Legal Notice No. 156 of 2017 (“Leave for Medically Assisted Procreation National Standard Order 2017”) has laid down minimum requirements designed to grant...

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Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Jun 02, 2017

New Shareholder’s Rights Directive adopted by the European Council

On the 3rd April of 2017, the European Council formally adopted the new Shareholder’s Rights Directive, which is a revision of Directive 2007/36/EC as regards...

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Intellectual Property
May 30, 2017

Landmark CJEU ruling on the sale of multimedia players which stream pirated content

At the end of April 2017, the European Court of Justice (‘CJEU’) issued a landmark ruling concluding that the sale of a multimedia player, which...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
May 11, 2017

Ban of Islamic headscarves at the workplace: the position of the European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) has recently ruled on the case C-157/15  related to Ms. Samira Achbita, a receptionist working for the company...

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Apr 28, 2017

New EU E-Commerce Rules for Better Consumer Protection

Following a screening conducted by the EU Commission in 2014, it was discovered that 37% of E-commerce including booking websites for travel, entertainment, clothing, electronic goods...

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