Published on August 22, 2014
Tags: health and safety at work
Employment & Industrial Relations
The European Commission has welcomed the ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’ two year Europe-wide campaign which was launched on the 7th of April 2014 by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OHSA).
Published on August 20, 2014
Tags: health and safety, health and safety at work
Employment & Industrial Relations, Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
According to Malta’s statistical office (the NSO), administrative records indicate that 820 persons had a non-fatal accident during the course of their work during the second quarter of 2014, a decrease of 4.5 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. No fatal accidents have been reported to date.
Max Ganado, Richard Ambery, Matthew Mizzi
Published on August 8, 2014
Tags: AIFMD, Maltese securitisation vehicles, securitisation
Derivatives, Investment Services Regulation, Structured Finance & Securitisation
If the term “securitisation special purpose entity” in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) were to be applied narrowly, then various securitisation transactions, including risk securitisations or possibly even whole business securitisations, would possibly fall within the scope of the AIFMD. Malta’s securitisation law provides clarity.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Annalise Papa
Published on August 5, 2014
Environment & Planning
Over the last decade or so, and particularly post Malta’s EU membership, Maltese Environmental law has undergone a quantum leap from a largely unregulated area of law (1) to a substantially comprehensive and surely more sophisticated network of primary and subsidiary legislation.
Matthew Bianchi, Matthew Brincat, Elaine Magri, Stephanie Cassar, Stephanie Zarb Adami, Clement Mifsud-Bonnici, Philip Mifsud
Published on July 31, 2014
Tags: EIOPA, Insurance, Reinsurance, Solvency II
Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
The latest issue of Insurance and Private Pension Law Newsletter has just been published.
Conrad Portanier, Leonard Bonello, Lorraine Poole, Beppe Sammut
Published on July 17, 2014
Banking Regulatory, Derivatives, E-Money & Payment Services, Financial Markets Regulation
The fourth issue of the Banking & Financial Institutions Newsletter published by the Banking and Finance team at GANADO Advocates is available for download from the link below.
Adrian M. Gabarretta, Nikolai Muscat Farrugia
Published on June 25, 2014
Tags: Compant Redomiciliation, Company Continuation, redomiciliation
Corporate, Corporate Services
An increasing number of jurisdictions allow for the continuation or re-domiciliation of corporate entities. Continuation entails the transfer of a corporate entity’s seat of incorporation or registration from one jurisdiction to another, thus ensuring the continuing corporate existence of the migrating entity.
Paul Micallef Grimaud, Philip Mifsud
Published on June 6, 2014
Tags: Berne Convention, Copyright, InfoSoc Directive
Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology, Telecommunications Regulation
Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd (PRCA) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and Others (NLA) (the Meltwater case).
Published on June 2, 2014
Tags: Whistleblower Act 2013
General Commercial & Contract Law, Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
Whistleblowing’ is not a technical term nor has it found a common legal definition. Experts define whistleblowing as the disclosure by organisational members (former or current) of illegal, immoral or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to persons or organisations that may be able to affect action.
Published on May 30, 2014
Tags: Proposed Trade Secrets Directive
General Commercial & Contract Law, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology, Trademark Registration
On the 26th May 2014, the Council of the EU (“Council”) released its opinion on the Proposed Trade Secrets Directive (the “Proposed Directive”). The Council suggested certain amendments to the text of the Proposed Directive.