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Constitutional Court Confirms that Cases of a Criminal Nature have to be Heard by a Court at Every Stage of the Proceedings

This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri. On the 8 October 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down its decision in Thake et vs Electoral Commission et.The main issue in this case was whether the procedure laid down in the Financing of Political Parties Act ('the Act') violates Article 39 of the Constitution and Article 6 of the European Court of Human Rights ('the ECHR'). The plaintiff political party had filed a case before the First Hall in its Constitutional jurisdiction arguing that the functions of the Electoral Commission ('the Commission') as an investigator and judicial…
Annalies Muscat
18th October 2018
Corporate & Commercial

Constitutional Court Confirms that Cases of a Criminal Nature have to be Heard by a Court at Every Stage of the Proceedings

This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri. On the 8 October 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down its decision in Thake et vs Electoral Commission et.The main issue in this case was whether the procedure laid down in the Financing of Political Parties Act ('the Act') violates Article 39 of the Constitution and Article 6 of the European Court of Human Rights ('the ECHR'). The plaintiff political party had filed a case before the First Hall in its Constitutional jurisdiction arguing that the functions of the Electoral Commission ('the Commission') as an investigator and judicial…
Annalies Muscat
18th October 2018
CompetitionLitigation & Dispute Resolution

The Uniformity of ‘Energy Labels’ under EU Law

 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently delivered a judgment on a preliminary reference relating to the labelling of energy-consuming products, or 'energy labels'. In case c-632/16 the Commercial Court of Antwerp, in Belgium, was faced with the following problem.  The Facts :-Dyson, the applicant, is a Belgian company that markets vacuum cleaners that are not fitted with a dust bag. BSH, the respondent, is a Dutch company that markets conventional vacuum cleaners, under the trade marks Siemens and Bosch, that are fitted with a dust bag. According to Delegated Regulation No 665/2013 all market vacuum…
Mark Soler
3rd September 2018
CompetitionLitigation & Dispute Resolution

The Uniformity of ‘Energy Labels’ under EU Law

 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently delivered a judgment on a preliminary reference relating to the labelling of energy-consuming products, or 'energy labels'. In case c-632/16 the Commercial Court of Antwerp, in Belgium, was faced with the following problem.  The Facts :-Dyson, the applicant, is a Belgian company that markets vacuum cleaners that are not fitted with a dust bag. BSH, the respondent, is a Dutch company that markets conventional vacuum cleaners, under the trade marks Siemens and Bosch, that are fitted with a dust bag. According to Delegated Regulation No 665/2013 all market vacuum…
Mark Soler
3rd September 2018