Articles


Banking & Finance
Sep 11, 2020

Malta sets up the National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office

Authors: Kurt Hyzler, Nina Fauser & Krista Refalo The NFDI Screening Office (“Office”) was set up in order to implement the provisions of EU Regulation...

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Litigation & Arbitration
Aug 05, 2020

Shareholders precluded from bringing an unfair prejudice action once the Court has issued a buyout order

Authors: Jonathan de Maria, Nina Fauser On the 13th of July 2020, the Civil Court (Commercial Section) gave what can be deemed to be a...

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Intellectual Property
Jul 30, 2020

Privacy rights trump artists’ intellectual property rights: a brief insight into CJEU and IPR Enforcement

Authors: Gayle Kimberely, Nicole Sciberras Debono, Nina Fauser Imagine this scenario: an individual decides to upload a copy of a Harry Potter film on YouTube,...

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Litigation & Arbitration
Jul 17, 2020

Navigating Dangerous Waters: Directors’ Duties in the Context of Highly Leveraged Companies

Author: Jonathan de Maria Apart from being responsible for the proper administration and management of the company, Directors of a Maltese company are, amongst other...

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Data Protection
Jul 16, 2020

Landmark CJEU Data Protection Judgement Invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield

Authors: Dr Francesca Hili, Dr Nicole Sciberras Debono On Thursday 16th July 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the EU (‘CJEU’)...

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Jul 10, 2020

The P2B Regulation: New requirements for online intermediation service providers and online search engines as of July 2020

Authors: Dr Gayle Kimberely, Dr Nicole Sciberras Debono, Ilona Vella There is no denying that, perhaps now more than ever, online platforms offer incomparable access...

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Financial Services & Fintech
Jul 06, 2020

MFSA issues a Shareholding Policy for Credit Institutions and Insurance Companies

As a response to various regulatory developments in recent years, and in order to protect licence holders, the market and ultimately, stakeholders and customers, the...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jun 26, 2020

When can an employer process health data under the GDPR?

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the processing of health data and when such data may be processed, especially in light of the fact...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jun 26, 2020

Disclosure of Improper Practice within the Workplace | Employee Protection

The Protection of the Whistleblower Act (hereinafter ‘Act’) was enacted with the aim of making it possible for employees to safely raise concerns of wrongdoing...

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