“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”

“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”
Picture this. You and your betrothed spend several months micro-managing every aspect of your impending wedding. You will probably agonise over your choice of venue, ceremonial garbs, wedding cake, guests, wedding invitations, souvenirs, band (or DJ if you are so inclined), flower arrangements, caterers and several other issues. It is likely that at some point you will also seek to engage someone to be your official photographer. With so much on your mind, the last thing you will probably think about is what legal rights are attributed to the wedding photos. You p...
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The Key Employee Initiative

The Key Employee Initiative
This article was written by Dr. Christian Tonna and Dr. Stephanie Abela Medici.Identity Malta Agency has recently launched the Key Employee Initiative (KEI) offering a fast-tracked procedure for highly specialised non-EU nationals who intend to work in Malta. The KEI enables interested applicants to submit their application from abroad or while in Malta. The KEI affords successful applicants a joint residence and work permit within five (5) working days from the date of submission of the application.Eligible CriteriaThe initiative targets individuals who hold a ma...
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Malta Launches Formal Bid to Host European Medicines Agency (EMA) Post Brexit

Malta Launches Formal Bid to Host European Medicines Agency (EMA) Post Brexit
​Following Brexit, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be forced to relocate its headquarters out of London. Several EU Member States have already expressed an interest in hosting the EMA. Recently, Malta has also stepped forward and formally launched its bid to take on this role. The bid is being led by the Malta Medicines Authority and the launch thereof was formally announced on 20th March 2017 at an event held at the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta, Malta.Addressing the press conference, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties...
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Chambers – Global Practice Guides for Shipping 2017

Chambers – Global Practice Guides for Shipping 2017
Nick Valenzia and Joseph Camilleri have contributed to this year's Chambers Law and Practice Guide – Shipping. This comprehensive guide covers all area of ship registration finance and provides interesting insight on traditional topics such as; various type of ship registrations (ownership, bareboat), ship mortgages and asset finance and liens. Valenzia and Camilleri further delve into and explore contemporaneous topics of interest such as access to capital markets and insolvency.Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Sho...
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The Maltese Professional Investor Fund Regime

The Maltese Professional Investor Fund Regime
Under Maltese law, collective investment schemes that qualify as Professional Investor Funds ("PIFs") are subject to a significantly lighter and more flexible regime than retail funds. Hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, and property funds, are typically set up as a PIF, in Malta. The Investment Services Rules for Professional Investor Funds, issued by the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") cater for a regulatory framework that is both robust and adaptable, allowing managers and promoters to innovate and to develop new products to meet the ...
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