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Government Surveillance - Watchful Protector or Immoral Spy?

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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European Court of Human Rights finds that UK government breached the right to privacy of virtually all UK citizens due to government mass surveillance systems which intercepted tremendous amounts of data via citizens’ communications.

Extension for Reduced Rate of Stamp Duty on the Transfer of a Family Business

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Extension on the reduced rate of duty for family business transfers.

The Implications of the Constitutional Court Decision in Thake v Kummissjoni Elettorali

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Implications of the Constitutional Court Decision in Thake v Kummissjoni Elettorali on the Proposed Amendments to the Competition Act and Other Related Legislation

Utmost Good Faith in Insurance Contracts

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The principle of utmost good faith in insurance contracts applies not only at the moment of conclusion of the contract but also throughout the course of the performance of such contract.

Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Industry

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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European Commission issues a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices to tackle power imbalances in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain.

Foundations and Cryptos

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Maltese foundations can be used to issue tokens and carry out trading activities resulting from such operations.

Virtual Financial Asset Act and Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Virtual Financial Asset Act and the Innovative Technology Arrangement and Services Act to come into force in Malta on the 1st November 2018.

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority to issue a set of guidance notes

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Malta Digital Innovation Authority to issue a set of guidance notes aimed at assisting service providers and innovative technology arrangements applicants.

Proposal to Establish New Building and Construction Regulator

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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A White Paper has been published proposing the setting up of a new regulator to consolidate the building and construction industry.

Court of Appeal Criticises Industrial Tribunal in a Transfer of Business Case

November 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Recent decision of the Court of Appeal regarding transfer of business.

Tower Crane Passing over Airspace Owned by a Third Party

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The passing of a tower crane over third party airspace is an invasion of such party’s airspace but it is not necessarily prohibited.

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority issues guidelines on Resident Agents

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The MDIA issues a consultation paper on guidelines applicable to resident agents.

Proposal to Reform the Rental Market

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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A White Paper has been published proposing a reform of the residential rental market in Malta.

Court Considers Public Policy and Public Security Restrictions to Right of Freedom of Movement of EU

November 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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European Union national previously convicted for trafficking drugs challenges freedom of movement restrictions imposed on him by Maltese authorities.

Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

November 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.

Cases of a Criminal Nature have to be Heard by a Court at Every Stage of the Proceedings

November 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Cases of a criminal nature, including cases where an administrative penalty which has a deterrent or punitive effect is imposed, should be heard by a court at every stage of the proceedings.

ICO IMPOSES EUR224,000 FINE FOR ‘BCC’/’CC’/’TO’ BLUNDER

October 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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In imposing the significant fine as a result of the data breach, the UK’s ICO found, among other things, that the IICSA (which erroneously sent a bulk email using the ‘TO’ field instead of the ‘BCC’ field) failed to make use of an email account that could send separate messages to each participant and also failed to provide its staff with appropriate training and guidance.

MFSA issues consultation paper with the Financial Services Industry

October 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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MFSA issues consultation with the financial services industry regarding VFA Regulations to be issued under the VFA Act.

DLT Exchanges Under the Newly Enacted VFA Act

October 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Malta approves legislation regulating crypto exchanges.

Malta Approves Crypto Acts and Creates A Regulated Framework for ICOs and Exchanges

October 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Malta publishes legislation regulating ICOs.

The MFSA publishes Financial Instrument Test

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Step aside Howey Test, here comes the Financial Instrument Test!

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

October 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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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.

Unconventional Trademarks Post-KitKat:

October 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Nestle’s ongoing campaign to secure trademark protection over the shape of their famous four-fingered KitKat bar suffered a major blow last July after their loss at the EU Court of Justice to American confectionary giant Mondelez International in the ultimate clash of the confectionary titans. But does Nestle’s loss really signal the end of the unconventional EU trademark?

The Uniformity of ‘Energy Labels’ under EU Law

October 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Uniformity of Energy Labels on Electric Products.

Of Annual Leave, Payslips, Transfers of Business and Temporary Agency Workers

October 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Four employment-related Legal Notices came into force on the 10th of August 2018.

Analysing the major amendments to be brought about by The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

October 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Analysing the major amendments to be brought about by The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Copyright and Freely Accessible Photos: The Implications for Website Operators & Social Media Users

October 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Copyright and Freely Accessible Photos: The Implications for Website Operators and Social Media Users.

Proposed Amendments to the Competition Act and the Consumer Affairs Act

October 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Government launches public consultation on amendments to the Competition Act and the Consumer Affairs Act.

Maltese Parliament has unanimously approved second reading of all three Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/DL

August 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Maltese Parliament unanimously approves second reading of all three Crypto-currency Bills.

Publication of the Insurance Distribution Act and Insurance Distribution Rules

August 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Insurance Distribution Rules published by the MFSA come into force as of 1st October 2018.

Employees Beware of What You Post on Facebook!

June 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Italian highest court decides termination of employment was lawful after employee posts disparaging remarks about her employer.

The CJEU Pronounces Itself on Christian Louboutin’s Famous Red Sole

June 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The CJEU has added a new chapter to a long saga of jurisprudence concerning one of the most well-known trademarks in IP circles worldwide. The decision marks a new victory for world-famous designer Christian Louboutin in his ongoing international struggle for trademark protection over his “red sole” mark in the market for high-heeled shoes.

Harsher Penalties Introduced for Harassment and Victimisation at Work

June 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Amendments to the Employment and Industrial Relations Act introduced by Act XIII of 2018.

EIOPA Opinion on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers in the light of Brexit

June 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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EIOPA issues an Opinion on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers in the light of Brexit.

The European Commission proposes to amend the Motor Insurance Directive

June 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The European Commission proposes to strengthen EU rules on motor insurance to better protect victims of motor vehicle accidents and improve the rights of insurance policyholders.

The Virtual Financial Assets Act and the legal framework for Virtual Financial Asset Exchanges

June 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Second Reading in Parliament for Blockchain Bills: The Virtual Financial Assets Act and the legal framework for Virtual Financial Asset Excha

The Virtual Financial Assets Act and the legal framework for ICO’s

June 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Second Reading in Parliament for Blockchain Bills: The Virtual Financial Assets Act and the legal framework for ICO’s

Second Reading in Parliament for Blockchain Bills: The Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act

June 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Second Reading in Parliament for Blockchain Bills: The Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act

The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act

June 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Second Reading in Parliament for Blockchain Bills: The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act

Positive Update on EU Trademark and Industrial Design Rights Post-Brexit

April 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The UK government has published an updated Draft Withdrawal Agreement, highlighting consensus on the future of existing EU IP rights in the UK.

MGA launches guidance on DLT and VC use through sandbox approach.

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Malta Gaming Authority on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology and on the acceptance of Virtual Currencies in the remote gaming industry.

Employer files counter-claim against ex-employee seeking damages

April 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Court decides on issue of jurisdiction.

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

April 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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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.

Silence is Golden: Holding the Breach on Free Speech with Trade Secret Law on the Horizon

April 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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“EU Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information” is coming soon to a legislature near you. If you didn’t know (or care) until now, here are a few reasons why you should.

Does ‘on-call’ time qualify as ‘working time?

April 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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In a recent judgment, Ville de Nivelles v Rudy Matzak,decided on the 21st February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union tackled the issue of 'working time' in terms of Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time, and provided guidance as to when being on-call must be considered as 'working time' within the meaning of the Directive, even if the worker is at home.

European Commission gives nod of approval to the Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The European Commission has approved the revised Maltese tonnage tax scheme (exemption) under EU State rules for a period of 10 years, after an investigation and review lasting more than five years.

EU Commission Notices to Stakeholders

April 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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On the 8 February 2018, the EU Commission issued two Notices to Stakeholders in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, titled "Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the Field of Banking and Payment Services" and "Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Post-Trade Financial Services" respectively.

Regulatory framework in Malta on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology & Virtual Currencies

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has issued a public consultation document on the 17th February 2018 regulating the proposed establishment of an Authority to be known as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority ('MDIA'),

Social Networks: When are you a consumer?

April 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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In Case C-498/16 Maximilian Schrems v Facebook Ireland Limited (nyr, 25 January 2018), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had to decide when an individual who uses a social network for different purposes qualifies as a consumer.

SEC and CFTC hearing on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Earlier this month the United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met in open session to conduct a hearing entitled 'Virtual Currencies:

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

April 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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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.

Amendments to the Guidelines regarding VAT treatment of Yacht Leasing

April 2018 - Transport. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Commissioner for Revenue has recently published an amended version of the Guidelines regarding the VAT treatment of Yacht Leasing in Malta.

Postponement of the applicability of the Insurance Distribution Directive

April 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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On 14 March 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted Directive 2018/411 postponing the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive ('IDD') to 1 October 2018. 

Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite.

Binance, largest crypto currency exchange announces move to Malta

April 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trade value, is to set up offices in Malta as was announced by Chief Executive Officer Zhao Changpeng.

What Can You Legally “Watch Free Online” and When?

March 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Putlocker. BitTorrent. PirateBay. Napster. Mediafire.

Ring any bells?

We'll bet they do.

UBO Registry: New Reporting Requirements for Companies and Trusts

February 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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New reporting requirements under the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations and the Trusts and Trustees Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations.

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at the Forefront of the News

February 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Are employers sufficiently aware of their obligations?

A More Poignant New Year than Usual for French Winemakers After CJEU Ruling on “Champagner Sorbet?

February 2018 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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A recent court judgment of the CJEU on the use of the term “Champagne” might have broader implications for protected geographical indications in other agricultural sectors.

MFSA launches Supplementary Licence applicable to Investor Funds investing in Virtual Currencies.

February 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Malta Financial Services Authority launches Supplementary Licence Conditions applicable to Professional Investor Funds investing in Virtual Currencies.

The importance (or otherwise) of disciplinary proceedings in dismissal cases

February 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Decision by the Court of Appeal stresses the importance of examining substance over form.

The Maintenance of Roofs, Floors & Ceilings under Maltese Law

January 2018 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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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.

MFSA - Discussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and Related Service Providers

January 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Malta Financial Services Authority launches a Discussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and Related Service Providers.

Protection of Employment for those on a minimum wage.

January 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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In April of last year, mandatory supplements were introduced for those earning the minimum wage, (and for those who earn slightly more than the minimum wage but less than the new minimum wage with the €3 supplement), by means of amendments to the National Minimum Wage National Standard Order (S.L. 452.71).

Getting the Deal Through: Dispute Resolution 2017

December 2017 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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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 

MSE plc obtains regulatory approval to launch the Institutional Financial Securities Market

December 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Malta Stock Exchange plc. ("MSE") has obtained regulatory approval to launch the Institutional Financial Securities Market ("IFSM"), a securities market intended for issuers seeking to list securities falling within the scope of the Wholesale Securities Market rules, including but not limited to asset-backed and convertible debt securities, derivatives and insurance-linked notes, having a minimum denomination requirement of €100,000 (or its equivalent in any other currency).

Michael Psaila moderates securitisation panel during the launch of the IFSM at the MSE

December 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Mamo TCV partner Michael Psaila moderated a panel on "Opportunities within the Securitisation Sector" during an event organized by the Malta Stock Exchange on Wednesday 18th October 2017 to launch the Institutional Financial Services Market.

New Managing Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates

December 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Mamo TCV Advocates has announced that Dr Michael Psaila will be taking over the role of managing partner of the firm from Prof Andrew Muscat with effect from 1st November, 2017. Prof Muscat will continue to lead the firm's corporate and banking and finance departments.

Blockchain Technology & the Law: Myriad Business Opportunities

December 2017 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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 What is Blockchain?

Blockchain can be described as a digital database or ledger which is shared between a network of computers. The premise of blockchain, as well as its distinctive feature, is that it works on distributed trustless consensus. Each transaction entered into the ledger (known as a block) is connected to the block before it and the block after it, creating a chain of transactions which is traceable back to the original transaction.

GDPR Administrative Fines: New Guidelines Recently Adopted

December 2017 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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On 25 May 2018, Regulation 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union (including Malta). As has been widely reported, infringement of the GDPR may lead to fines as high as €20,000,000 or 4% of an entity's total worldwide annual turnover (whichever is higher). 

€350,000 in damages for breaching fiduciary obligations

December 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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In the recent judgment of M.A.I.N. Services Limited et v Albert Galea et (case 1246/07 JZM) delivered on the 28th September 2017, the Court examined in quite extensive detail the nature and the effects of fiduciary duties.

Cryptocurrencies in Malta – A Legal Perspective

December 2017 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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 Explaining Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies (also referred to as virtual currencies) are a form of digital currency which utilise encryption techniques for security. The same cryptography techniques are used in order to verify transactions involving virtual coins, and further coins are generated using complex mathematical algorithms in a process termed 'mining'.

Employers Beware before ‘Spying’ on Employees!

September 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Bosses have limited rights to monitor employees’ private correspondence. Landmark judgement delivered by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to monitoring of employees’ communications.

Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data

September 2017 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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On 8 June 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party ("WP29") adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work ("the Opinion") ​[1]. This authoritative document complements previous WP29 publications on similar issues ​​​​​[2]. The Opinion now takes into account new technologies that affect the processing of employees' personal data at work. Moreover, the Opinion takes into account both the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) that is still in force at time of writing – transposed into Maltese legislation via the present Data Protection Act[3]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") that will enter into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will repeal and replace Directive 95/46/EC and the Maltese Data Protection Act ("DPA") on such date.