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Making Malta a Coveted Superyacht Hub – The Way Forward… Exploring the industry at the Malta Superyacht Symposium

Malta has, over the past years, attracted a number of the world’s largest superyachts to its shores by offering good marina services and a number of ancillary facilities such as technical assistance and repairs, boat hoists and bunkering services. However, what does it really take to transform Malta’s reputation in the industry from one ideal for maintenance and refit facilities, to a location specifically chosen by superyacht owners and captains for its beauty and its ability to serve as a potential spectacular stop-over during regular charters? With the yachting season in Europe at its peak period, there is no better…
Ingrid Fenech
15th July 2022
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Mamo TCV participating in Malta Superyacht Symposium

Dr Nicholas Valenzia, Dr Ingrid Fenech and Ms Alexia Pollacco will be attending the Malta Superyacht Symposium, which will be held on the 6th and 7th July. This event is being organised by the Malta Chamber and the Malta Maritime Law Association with the aim of providing a platform for local professionals and stakeholders to discuss and analyse the Maltese superyacht industry together with the international yachting community. The speakers and attendees of the Malta Superyacht Symposium, coming from various sectors of the industry, will be debating innovative ways how to build on Malta’s position as a leading yachting jurisdiction,…
MamoTCV Advocates
4th July 2022
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Segregated Cells in Aviation and Shipping Companies

Pursuant to amendments to the Companies Act, the Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations (the "Regulations") allow for the incorporation of cell companies that conduct shipping or aviation business. The Regulations also allow for the conversion of an existing company that conducts shipping or aviation business into a cell company. To understand what is meant by shipping or aviation business, please click here.A cell company may create one or more cells within itself for the purposes of segregating and protecting cellular assets. Each cell has distinct assets and liabilities and can therefore be used to carry out separate…
Joshua Chircop
29th April 2021
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Cell Companies in Shipping and Aviation Business

This article was written by Dr Nicholas Valenzia and Dr Joshua Chircop.Amendments have been made to the Companies Act allowing for the introduction of regulations regarding Cell Companies carrying on or engaged in Shipping or Aviation Business (the "Regulations").The RegulationsThe amendments have introduced a new article to the Companies Act, which gives the authority to the Minister responsible for the registration of commercial partnerships (the "Minister") to make the Regulations. The Regulations are expected to be promulgated under Maltese law imminently.The Regulations are expected to provide for the formation, constitution, authorisation and regulation of Cell Companies carrying on or engaged…
Nicholas Valenzia
15th May 2020
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COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

Following the introduction of various measures across Member States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions and border controls, passengers and transport operators are having to face cancellations and delays in transport. The European Commission has published the Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with Covid-19 (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidelines") to ensure that EU passenger rights are applied consistently across the EU Member States. The Guidelines cover the rights of passengers when travelling by air, rail, ship or bus/coach, maritime and inland waterways, as well as the corresponding obligations…
Joshua Chircop
9th April 2020