Aviation Flu: the economic impact of COVID-19 takes-off

Authors: Luisa Cassar Pullicino
Published on March 12, 2020
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Practices: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency
2020 has greeted us with open arms and a solid handshake – triggering the swift spread of the novel Coronavirus (covid-19) across the world. Medical advice is clear: the Coronavirus is of most risk to those with underlying conditions, including the elderly and anyone suffering from respiratory afflictions. However, what medical experts have failed to specify is that the same may be true for companies with pre-existing financial woes, a harbinger of a colossal increase in the rate of corporate insolvencies worldwide with detrimental economic consequence.

The right to claim a refund of dividend tax among entities in a comparable situation

Authors: Christina Scicluna
Published on March 4, 2020
Practices: Taxation, Corporate Finance
In response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of Netherlands, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Seventh Chamber) (“CJEU”) delivered its opinion on the 30 January 2020, regarding the important issues between, on the one hand the autonomy of Member States’ power to impose taxes and on the other hand the requirement to ensure that the fundamental freedoms laid down within Article 63 TFEU[1] are adhered to.

Proposed Amendments to Road Transport Regulation and its Effects on the EU Internal Market

Authors: George Bugeja
Published on March 3, 2020
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Practices: General Commercial & Contract Law
Ever since the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the “four freedoms”, consisting of the free movement of goods, capital, services and workers have guided the European Union and have been at the heart of EU legislation and judgments.