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Recent changes were introduced to the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure (Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta) through Act XXXI, entitled Various Laws (Better Administration of Justice) (Amendment) Act, 2019 which came into force as from 18th December 2019. The amendments have enhanced the conventional procedure for the arrest of vessels in Maltese…READ MORE +
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has imposed a €2.34 million financial penalty to Blackrock Media Limited for operating a gaming service without the necessary authorisation. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, has said “that this is the highest fine ever issued by the MGA”. The joint investigations carried out by…READ MORE +
Following the issue of a Consultation Document (the ‘Consultation Document’), on the 15th October 2019, presenting the MFSA’s proposals on the Systems Audit and Live Replication Server requirements laid down in Chapter 3 of the Virtual Financial Assets Rulebook and subsequent feedback from participants and interested parties, the MFSA, has, on the 10th December 2019,…READ MORE +
On Thursday 21st November, 2019, the Prime Minister of Malta, the Honourable Joseph Muscat officially opened the Queen Mary University of London Malta campus. The four-storey 8,100 square metre building is situated on the island of Gozo in Malta, next to Gozo General Hospital. It includes: A 140-seat auditorium Two smaller lecture theatres that can…READ MORE +
Last Friday, the High Court in London ruled that the luxury vehicle manufacturer Bentley Motors has infringed the trademark rights of Brandlogic and its company, Bentley Clothing. As a result, the well-known car company can no longer use the Bentley name on its clothing range in the UK, either on its own or in conjunction…READ MORE +
Dr Edward Meli from our Aviation Department, published the below article in the September 2019 Edition of the Commercial Courier, the official Business Magazine of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry: Malta has done its utmost to propel itself to the forefront of the aviation industry by creating a jurisdiction which is attractive for…READ MORE +
The second edition of the Delta Summit, the Maltese Government’s official Blockchain and innovation event is taking place from the 2nd to the 4th of October 2019. DF Advocates as part of its ongoing involvement in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Fintech will be attending and exhibiting at this year’s Summit. On the 3rd of October, Dr…READ MORE +
On the 11 September 2019, DF Advocates’ senior partner, Dr Jean C. Farrugia, moderated a workshop entitled ‘The Evolution of Banking: Strengths and Challenges’. The seminar was organised by the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with DF Advocates. The workshop was well attended by industry specialists as well as representatives of the Maltese corporates. “One of the most…READ MORE +
DF Advocates in collaboration with the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce is organising a half day seminar on the banking industry in Malta. To register please do not hesitate to contact the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce on 79632263 or 22914502. Further information can be found by accessing the link here.READ MORE +
ESMA has issued an opinion on the national product intervention measures implemented by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”), stating that the national measures are justified and proportionate. The said measures consist of a permanent restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts of differences (CFDs) to retail clients in or from Malta. This…READ MORE +