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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 +
In line with Vision 2021, and in keeping with the strategy of a balance between the evolving needs of the industry whilst ensuring high standards of investor protection and market integrity, the Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) has, today, issued a consultation document aimed at adopting a supervisory approach relating to Security Token Offerings (‘Consultation…READ MORE +
The Avoidance of Damage to Third Party Property Regulations, 2019 (the “Regulations”) enacted by means of Legal Notice 136 of 2019 have brought about significant changes in the construction industry. The Regulations, which have entered into force with effect as from the 25th of June 2019, apply in the case of the following: All excavation…READ MORE +
The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’), has, on the 4th July 2019 published a consultation document proposing the setting up of a regulatory sandbox (‘Sandbox’), aimed at encouraging FinTech innovation (‘Consultation Document’). This document is a move by the regulator in recognising that technology is not simply changing and enhancing the dynamics of the financial…READ MORE +
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued guidelines as to the method of assessment of ‘fit and proper’ persons. The purpose is to evaluate applicants, both present and incoming, of their eligibility to operate in the financial services sector. The document highlights the four main conditions, there being: competence, reputation, conflicts of interest and…READ MORE +