Published on July 12, 2019
Tags: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), DLT, Security Tokens, STOs
Fintech & Blockchain
1. Introduction and background
Paul Micallef Grimaud, Luke Hili
Blockchain hit the world in 2008 at the time of the financial crisis. It was a reaction to the context at the time. It was motivated by all sorts of political theories and social philosophies but promoted a technology which quickly started to inspire many because of its features and qualities. It had a lot to do with failure of trust in intermediation services by banks and investment services providers, gaining traction around the concept of disintermediation and cutting out the abuse of monopolistic sectors, including those appropriating private data to their own benefit. Decentralisation and autonomy were novel concepts with powerful appeal as methods to reestablish trust through technology.
Published on July 11, 2019
Tags: Data Protection
GANADO Advocates has contributed the Malta chapter in the sixth edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection.
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici, Sylvann Aquilina Zahra
Published on July 10, 2019
Tags: cross-border mergers, merger control
Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition / Anti-Trust
GANADO Advocates is the exclusive Malta partner on legal-tech platform Legal Cross Border (LCB).
James Debono, Beppe Degiorgio
Published on July 9, 2019
Tags: Capital Markets Union, Crowdfunding Service Providers
Capital Markets, Investment Services Regulation
Funding ventures and raising capital through online crowdfunding platforms is a trend which has not only become a customary form of finance, but has lastly been the crucial and accessible port of call for a myriad of startups.
Published on July 8, 2019
Tags: real estate, Rent, Rent reform
The Residential Leases Bill (the “Bill”) was published in the Government Gazette on the 2nd July 2019.
Published on July 4, 2019
Tags: Brexit, Immigration Status
British citizens - who on and prior to the UK's EU withdrawal date were inter alia resident in Malta and able to maintain themselves - would be entitled to continue residing in Malta and enjoy the right of free movement into and from Malta, including other legal entitlements, such as the right to work, access to health, education, social benefits etc., subject of course to certain conditions. This legal status lasts 10 years, unless renewed. There is also a provision affecting UK individuals who benefit from the Residents Scheme Regulations (S.L.123.79) requiring a certain procedure for compliance.
Published on July 3, 2019
Tags: CCD, Consumer Credit Directive, Directive 2008/48/EC
Advocate General Hogan delivered on 23 May 2019 his opinion in the proceedings of C‑383/18 Lexitor sp.z.o.o v Spółdzielcza Kasa Oszczędnościowo — Kredytowa im. Franciszka Stefczyka z siedzibą w Gdyni, Santander Consumer Bank S.A. z siedzibą we Wrocławiu, mBank S.A. z siedzibą w Warszawie.
Antoine G. Cremona, Clement Mifsud-Bonnici
Published on July 1, 2019
Tags: Public Procurement
GANADO Advocates has contributed the Malta chapter in the 2019 edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through - Public Procurement.