Dispute Resolution

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.

ECHR has ruled that employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours

Authors: Julienne Bencini
Published on January 15, 2016
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Practices: Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
On the 12th January 2016, in Bărbulescu vs Romania (application number 61496/08) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention of Human Rights.

GANADO Advocates successfully defends Team Lava LLC in proceedings instituted by King.com

Authors: Paul Micallef Grimaud
Published on August 4, 2015
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Practices: Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology, Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
GANADO Advocates successfully defends Team Lava LLC in proceedings instituted by King.com for the issuing of a European-wide injunction in connection with the use of the word ‘Candy’ in Team Lava’s signs.

The Shipping industry on a tight rope after Brexit

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on July 8, 2016
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Practices: Admiralty & Maritime Litigation, Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
In a historic vote held on the 23rd of June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom went to the polls in order to determine the faith of their country’s membership within the European Union. In an unprecedented, albeit expected result, 52% of those eligible voters opted for ‘Brexit’ meaning that for the first time in the history of the European Union, a member state will be triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) and commence the withdrawal procedure from the Union.