Strategic Framework sets out EU objectives for 2014 – 2020 in relation to Health and Safety at the Workplace

Authors: Julienne Bencini
Published on August 20, 2014
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Practices: 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.

Maltese securitisation vehicles are not alternative investment funds

Authors: Max Ganado, Richard Ambery, Matthew Mizzi
Published on August 8, 2014
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Practices: 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.

Continuation or Redomiciliation of Companies in Malta

Authors: Adrian M. Gabarretta, Nikolai Muscat Farrugia
Published on June 25, 2014
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Practices: 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.

Whistleblowing procedures

Authors: Caroline Risiott
Published on June 2, 2014
Practices: 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.