Category: Law

Ian Stafrace participating in the Chamber of Advocates’ “Annual Company Law Conference 2022”

On the 9th of November 2022, Partner Dr. Ian J. Stafrace participated in the Practitioners’ Round Table during the “Annual Company Law Conference 2022: Recent Developments, Insolvency Issues and Reforms”, organized by the Chamber of Advocates’ Malta Law Academy. The Conference was held at the Aula Magna Hall at the University Valletta Campus. The Conference […]
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A Breakdown of the Proposed New Pre-Insolvency Reforms

A new set of reforms primarily aimed at transposing the European Union’s Directive (EU) 2019/1023 on preventive restructuring frameworks, on discharge of debt and disqualifications, and on measures to increase the efficiency of procedures concerning restructuring, insolvency and discharge of debt, and amending Directive (EU) 2017/1132 (Directive on restructuring and insolvency), were recently tabled in […]
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Pre-Contractual Liability In The Case of Tenders

In two recent judgements delivered by Mr Justice Neville Camilleri and Mr Justice Grazio Mercieca, the Court decided to award Infrastructure Malta a sum of money in damages after the defendant companies failed to conclude the final contract after its offer for works was accepted by the Authority. The aforementioned cases involved the publication of […]
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An Analysis of Legal Notice 213/2022 Amending the Commercialisation of Sports Facilities Regulations (S.L. 455.12)

A new legal notice that made significant amendments and additions to the Commercialisation of Sports Facilities Regulations (S.L. 455.12) entered into force on the 29th of July 2022. The Regulations which were originally promulgated in 2017, established a framework allowing sports organisations to conduct commercial activities from their properties. The new legal notice aims to […]
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Force Majeure, Hardship and Exemption from Liability – Are these one in the same?

Use of the phrase ‘force majeure’ has undoubtedly gained traction after the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst the inclusion of force majeure clauses within contractual agreements had previously been considered an afterthought (and parties often made use of standard clauses for it), nowadays, force majeure clauses have become a point of contention in negotiations. In view of […]
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Curbing Money Laundering Activities: Limit of €10,000 on Cash Transactions and other Valuables.

In an effort to combat the ever‐growing need to regulate cash transactions for money‐laundering purposes, the government, in October 2019, announced a policy decision by which cash payments for certain high‐value goods were restricted. Subsidiary legislation 373.04 was published on the 9th of March 2021 as Legal Notice 81 of 2021, coming into effect on […]
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