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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Articles of the Customs Ordinance and Excise Duty Act Declared Unconstitutional

First Hall Civil Court (Constitutional Jurisdiction) finds articles of the Customs Ordinance and Excise Duty Act in breach of human rights.

Amendments to Housing (Decontrol) Ordinance (Chapter 158 of the Laws of Malta)

Amendments to Chapter 158 were introduced by Act No. XXVII of 2018. The amendments affect the leases created by virtue of a previous title of emphyteusis or sub-emphyteusis which commenced before the 1st June 1995 through the application of article 5, 12, or 12A of Chapter 158.

The Uniformity of ‘Energy Labels’ under EU Law

The Uniformity of Energy Labels on Electric Products.

Sub-Letting of Commercial Tenements After 31st May 2018 – Let it Be!

Proposed amendments being discussed in Parliament aimed at providing sub-lessees of commercial premises, whose sub-lease is going to end on 31st May 2018 by operation of law, with an option to demand the Rent Regulation Board to allow them to continue the sub-lease under revised conditions reflecting market conditions for a maximum period of 10 years.

Sub-Letting of Commercial Tenements After 31st May 2018 – Let it Be!

In terms of article 1531I of the Civil Code, as introduced by the amendments to the rent laws in 2009, a lease of commercial premises made before the 1st June 1995 shall terminate on 31st May 2028, unless a specific period has been stipulated in a contract and subject to the other specific provisions contained in this provision as may be applicable in a given case.

New Incentives for Family Businesses

The Family Business Act (the “Act”), which came into effect on the 1st of January 2017, aims to regulate family businesses and the manner in which they are managed and operated. It also endeavours to ease the process of succession and transfer of the family business.  Through the Act, businesses can structure and register themselves as “family businesses”. Once registered, family businesses will be eligible for benefits available under the Act, including assistance or relief given in terms of the Duty and Documents Transfers Act (“DDTA”), Malta Enterprise Act, Business Promotion Act and in terms of any other law as may be prescribed. The legislation includes an initial set of incentives which are immediately available to registered family businesses to assist them throughout their transition process.

The Maintenance of Roofs, Floors & Ceilings under Maltese Law

The continuous urbanization and gentrification of the Maltese landscape has augmented the importance of maintaining well-regulated neighbourly relations among residents living in densely populated areas of the Island.

Getting the Deal Through: Dispute Resolution 2017

Mamo TCV has contributed the Malta chapter to the 2017 online issue of "Dispute Resolution", a yearly comparative law guide published by Getting the Deal Through. Getting the Deal Through was the first legal publication series to present the concept of a "question and answer format". This is a convenient way for law firms, universities, regulators, and corporate counsel at to have at their fingertips a reliable introduction to various subject matters, as regulated in different jurisdictions. The series now covers over 890 practice areas with analysis on more than 150 

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