Articles


Banking & Finance
Mar 09, 2021

ESMA issues a Consultation Paper on Draft Technical Standards under the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation

Authors: Kurt Hyzler & Nico Fauser In October 2020, the EU approved a new regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/1503) establishing crowdfunding rules applicable across the Union....

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Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Mar 09, 2021

The Suspension of Company Directors’ Liability – What’s the Story?

Authors: Gianluca Falzon & Nico Fauser On 15th September 2020, the Companies Act (Suspension of Filing for Dissolution and Winding Up) Regulations (the ‘Regulations’) were...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 23, 2021

The Equality Bill and its Impact on Employment

Whereas the right not to be treated in a discriminatory manner is enshrined in the highest law of the land – the Constitution, measures in...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 23, 2021

Will the Right to Disconnect Become the New Reality?

The right to disconnect refers to a worker’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from participating in work-related communications, such as...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 22, 2021

The Reinstatement of an Employee Following a Case of Unfair Dismissal

The Employment and Industrial Relations Act[1] (‘EIRA’) regulates the powers of the Industrial Tribunal (‘Tribunal’) in cases of dismissal. Article 81(1) of the EIRA states...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 22, 2021

The Recharacterisation of Employment – A Reality

A preliminary ruling given by the Industrial Tribunal on the 15th of December 2020 in the case of Bourgeais vs. Sara Grech Ltd.[1], has shed...

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Litigation & Arbitration
Feb 18, 2021

Public Tenders and Contracts in Malta; An Insight into the Key Requirements and Notions

Authors: Jonathan de Maria & Nina Fauser Under Maltese law, the main legislative instrument in the field of public tendering and contracting is the Public...

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Banking & Finance
Feb 18, 2021

Clarification issued by the FIAU with respect to Insurance Brokers and Tied Insurance Intermediaries

Authors: Kurt Hyzler & Nico Fauser On 2nd February 2021, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) issued an Interpretative Note in relation to the interpretation...

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Banking & Finance
Feb 17, 2021

Sustainable Finance – Are you ready for 10 March 2021?

Author: Catherine Janula Sustainable finance has, after years of ongoing debate, finally come to the forefront of regulation within the EU. Until now, financial regulation...

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