Community Trademarks – A Maltese Perspective

Authors: Philip Mifsud, Paul Micallef Grimaud
Published on August 14, 2013
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Practices: Trademark Registration
The importance of trademarks as graphic representations that are capable of distinguishing one brand of goods or services from another is internationally recognised. The development of a brand is of crucial marketing importance and heavily invested in. Ultimately, it is a trademark that a consumer associates with a particular product.

Banking Regulation 2013 – Malta

Authors: Conrad Portanier, Leonard Bonello
Published on July 25, 2013
Practices: Banking Regulatory
GANADO Advocates is pleased to announce that it has participated in the fully revised and updated sixth edition of Banking Regulation, which provides international analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and business people. Following the format adopted throughout the series, the same key questions are answered by leading practitioners in each of the 28 jurisdictions featured.

Insurance and Pension Newsletter – Issue No. 31 (June 2013)

Authors: Matthew Bianchi, Matthew Brincat, Elizabeth Ganado, Matthew Mizzi, Elaine Magri, Beppe Sammut
Published on July 5, 2013
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation, Pensions Regulatory
We are pleased to publish our latest Insurance and Private Pension Law Newsletter which the Insurance and Pensions Team at GANADO Advocates has been producing on a quarterly basis for the last decade or so.

As we all witness both regulatory developments (on a European and Maltese level) in both insurance and private pensions, it is imperative to keep up with the wave of change and to keep well informed of such changes. In particular, the newsletter will include:

i. Recent news on the local and European insurance and pensions market, including Solvency II updates;

ii. Legislative and licensing updates;

iii. Selected court updates;

iv. Analysis and focus of select local and European issues.

A Guide to Ship Registration – Malta

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on July 3, 2013
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Practices: Ship Registration
The shipping industry is vast, with many different aspects to consider legally. One such aspect is that of ship registration, and with an increasing number of flags available when registering a ship, the process of selecting a flag has become even more complex and is dictated by an increasing number of factors. To find out more about this interesting issue, Lawyer Monthly speaks to Dr Jotham Scerri Diacono, a Partner at Maltese law firm, GANADO Advocates.

Using ‘euro’ terminology and abbreviated forms – are we all still befuddled?

Authors: Annalise Papa
Published on June 28, 2013
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Practices: General Commercial & Contract Law
2007 is long gone and so is all the intense publicity surrounding the euro changeover in Malta that year. Adapting to the new currency was unnerving for some and seamless for others. Yet, more than five years later, much uncertainty still remains as to the semantic aspects of the euro, more specifically, the proper written use of the ‘euro’ terminology as a term of art in banking, financial and general contract documents. In an effort to streamline the usage of this terminology throughout our law firm, we have researched the subject and drawn pertinent conclusions and preferences for our own internal use only, especially since the official sources we perused provided no prescriptive rules in this respect. You may or may not disagree with our preferences, but we hope you will find this study useful.

The Solvency II Interim Measures: Is the Market Ready?

Authors: Beppe Sammut
Published on June 28, 2013
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
For the last decade or so a risk-focused approach has been adopted and applied across the financial services industry. This is also the case in the insurance industry where risk-management is considered to be essential for the solvency and sustainability of insurance undertakings and for the safeguarding and protection of policyholders.