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.
Philip Mifsud, Matthew Mizzi, Christopher Mallia
Published on May 14, 2014
Tags: Data Protection
Data Protection & Privacy, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament voted for the European Union’s (the "EU") data protection architecture to be further harmonised by means of a regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “Regulation”) which, once finalised, will be directly applicable in EU Member states without national implementation measures.
Anthony Cremona, Liana Micallef
Published on May 13, 2014
Tags: Trusts, Trusts and Trustees Act
Trusts & Foundations
A review process of the Trusts and Trustees Act, Chapter 331 of the Laws of Malta (TTA), initiated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) in 2009, has now culminated in the Trusts and Trustees (Amendment) Act, Act XI of 2014, published on the 25th of April 2014.
Published on May 12, 2014
Tags: Whistleblower Act 2013
General Commercial & Contract Law
The aims of a law on Whistleblowing are basically to encourage the disclosure of information about wrongdoing to a greater audience, thus ensuring that more people are able to take responsibility for taking action against it.
Published on May 8, 2014
Tags: Malta flag, Ship Registration, Shipping
Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
This paper is intended to explain how law can serve as a means to an end and a successful one at that. Apart from presenting the reader with a cursory view of the law regulating ship registration in Malta, the authors have also strived to illustrate how the law assisted in making the Maltese merchant fleet a force to be reckoned with.
Adrian M. Gabarretta, Stephanie Sciberras
Published on May 8, 2014
Tags: Company Service Providers Act, CSPs
Corporate, Corporate Governance, Corporate Services
This is the second in a series of two articles published in The Times Business entitled New Regulatory Regime for Company Service Providers on the Company Service Providers Act, 2013. The first was published on January 16, 2014.