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Future judicial cooperation between the EU & UK: Assessing the implication of a “Hard Brexit” for judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the "TCA") concluded on Christmas Eve, 2020 is silent with respect to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters (as opposed to cooperation in criminal matters). Consequently, as from 1st January, 2021 the UK is treated as a third state with respect to the application of a number of significant EU legislation regulating matters of cross-border judicial cooperation (e.g. the rules governing the recognition and enforcement of court judgements or the choice of jurisdiction and applicable law clauses). Given the regularity with which an English law clause, usually supported by a choice of English…
Simon Pullicino
8th February 2021
Mergers & Acquisitions Insolvency

Publication of FIAU Interpretative Note for Lawyers

On 26 August 2020, the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) published its 'Interpretative Note: Relevant Activity for Lawyers' (the Interpretative Note) designed to guide legal professionals in determining the conditions under which a 'relevant activity' in terms of Malta's AML/CFT legislative framework may arise. Being able to ascertain these conditions is of paramount importance, given that obligations under the applicable AML legislation will only apply where a legal professional carries out a relevant activity. When the activity in question falls outside the statutory definition of relevant activity, the legal professional carrying out such activity would not be considered a…
Simon Pullicino
29th August 2020
Mergers & Acquisitions Insolvency

Merger of Mamo TCV Advocates and Simon Tortell & Associates

We are very happy to announce that the law firms of Mamo TCV Advocates and Simon Tortell & Associates are merging with effect from 1 July 2016. The newly merged law firm will continue to be known as Mamo TCV.As a consequence Mamo TCV will admit three new partners Michael Psaila, Frank Testa and Katya Tua. We are very excited about this development and are convinced that by combining the mutual strengths of the two firms and complementing its practice areas with additional expertise, Mamo TCV will be in a position to further grow its practice and provide its esteemed…
Andrew Muscat
1st July 2016