Malta’s relationship with The Ballast Water Convention: Blessing or Curse to the Shipping Industry?

Authors: Matthew Attard
Published on August 4, 2015
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Practices: Shipping Compliance
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) is expected to enter into force in the near future, as it is very close to obtaining the percentage approvals by States and the representation of the world Merchant Tonnage.

Court orders Repayment of Deposit as the impossibility of the buyer to finance the sale is a ‘valid reason at law’ not to appear on final deed

Authors: Julienne Bencini
Published on July 17, 2015
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Practices: Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
The Court of Appeal presided by His Honour Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Judge Tonio Mallia and Judge Joseph Azzopardi on May 29, 2015 in the case “Gerit Company Limited vs A.M. Developments Limited et” held that when a deposit is paid ‘on account of the price’ in a promise of sale agreement, the failure of the signatories to carry out the final deed of sale may be justified by a valid reason at law.