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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

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

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

Virtual Financial Assets Act and Innovate Technology Arrangements and Services Act coming into force

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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The Maltese Government has published the long-awaited legal notices establishing the 1st November 2018 as the date on which the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA) and the Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAS) Act will come into force.

DLT Exchanges Under the Newly Enacted VFA Act

Malta approves legislation regulating crypto exchanges.

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)

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

The Uniformity of Energy Labels on Electric Products.

Consultation Paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service Providers

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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On Friday 31st August, the MFSA published a consultation document outlining the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Rules for VFA Service Providers, (which include VFA [Crypto]Exchanges). The document is the third and final Chapter of the “Virtual Financial Assets Rulebook”. The scope of the Consultation is to obtain industry feedback in relation to Chapter 3 of the Virtual Financial Assets Rulebook; and the Authority’s interpretation of the transitory provision provided under Article 62(1)(c) of the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA).

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