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Nick Valenzia participates in Lifecycle Challenge

Our very own Nick Valenzia will be participating in this year's Life Cycle Challenge. The Life Cycle Organisation has for the past 19 years been exclusively assisting and supporting patients suffering from renal failure and complications. Life Cycle is a cause which is very dear to Nick's heart as he completed the Challenge in 2009. In 2009 he had crossed from Istanbul to Syria passing though territories which today have been unfortunately ravaged by conflict. This year's challenge will see the cyclists cross from Nairobi (Kenya) to Dar El Salam (Tanzania).You can support the Life Cycle Organisation by making a donation…
MamoTCV Advocates
1st June 2017
NewsTelecoms, Media & Technology

Mamo TCV Advocates launches GDPR Microsite (

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will repeal and replace the main data protection laws of all Member States, including Malta. Maltese organisations have less than a year to prepare for the many new, and in some cases, onerous obligations introduced by the GDPR. We have recently launched our GDPR microsite ( that provides easy to read information and resources about the new EU Regulation. Download our free GDPR Guidelines, subscribe to our GDPR mailing list and get in touch with our data protection experts ( to learn more!The GDPR at a glance:✓ Fines up to ​​​€20,000,000 or…

Mamo TCV Advocates Wins Mondaq Award – March 2017

Mamo TCV has again won the Top Communicator Award from Mondaq for the Most Popular Article in Malta for March 2017. The article that clinched the award, Malta: Patent Law – An Update On Manufacturing / Research Opportunities In Malta For The International Generics Drugs Industry, was written by Dr. Antoine Camilleri . To read more about the award, please visit Mondaq's website. (Contributor With Most Popular Article In Malta).
MamoTCV Advocates
18th April 2017
Employment and Industrial RelationsNews

New Rights for Adoptive Parents – the Adoption Leave National Standard Order

​On the 10th October 2016, new Regulations came into force, giving new rights to employees who have adopted a child, analogous to maternity leave. Prior to the Regulations, employees who adopted a child were only entitled to unpaid parental leave.The Adoption Leave National Standard Order (Subsidiary Legislation 452.11) provides that an employee who is the parent of an adopted child is entitled to an uninterrupted period of eighteen weeks' adoption leave, corresponding to the eighteen weeks' maternity leave. Similarly, also to maternity leave, only the first fourteen weeks are to be paid leave by the employer. If both parents are…
Christine Calleja
21st February 2017
Investment Services & FundsNews

Non-Financial Counterparty and Financial Counterparty obligations under EMIR

​Each of the following shall be deemed to be Financial Counterparties for the purposes of EMIR: a credit institution, an investment firm, a UCITS, and where relevant, its management company, an AIF managed by AIFM, an insurance, assurance, reinsurance undertaking, or an institution for occupational retirement provision.Non-financial counterparties ("NFCs") are all those counterparties to a derivative contract other than Financial Counterparties, Trade Repositories and Central Counterparties. Until a fund shall remain regulated under the Malta PIF regime, it shall be classified as an NFC (and hence Parts A, B and C below shall apply), however, it is important to note…
Katya Tua
21st November 2016
Investment Services & FundsNews

Malta: Implications of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD)

1. Background1.1. The deadline for implementation of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers1 ("AIFMD"), by the EU Member States is 22 July 2013. However, there are various transitional provisions and special provisions on the transposition of certain rules in relation to third countries, which make the application of such rules dependent on a positive advice / opinion from ESMA, and a delegated act from the European Commission. For the relevant timeframes, see Annex I.1.2. The AIFMD will concern, essentially:• Fund managers established in the EU managing and / or marketing Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs"),…
Katya Tua
18th November 2016