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IP Hurdles in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine? (Part II)

On June 12 of last year, a few short months into a pandemic which, by then, had already reached all corners of the globe, the present author made a prediction concerning the IP barriers to distribution of the various Covid vaccines that were, at the time, in the very early stages of their development "Hurdles in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine?". The general thesis put forward in that article was that governments across the world would sooner guillotine their IP consultants in a public square than take their opinions seriously on the subject of vaccine rollouts. After all; two…
Jonathan Tonna
16th April 2021
COVID19 MeasuresLegal Updates

State Aid and the Pandemic: 10 Months On

The State Aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework") was initially adopted by the Commission on the 19 March to ease the difficulties various undertakings were facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was subsequently amended on a number of occasions to reflect the ever-changing effects of the pandemic and was set to expire on 30 June 2021, bar the recapitalisation measures that were to remain in effect until 30 September 2021. As a result of the pandemic's continued progression, the Commission deemed it fit to extend the Framework's scope and measures – including the recapitalisation measures – further. The…
MamoTCV Advocates
3rd February 2021
Legal Updates

COVID-19 State Aid to be Prolonged

As a result of the unprecedented circumstances we are currently facing, a number of measures were adopted to ease the challenges that various businesses are facing. In this regard, the European Commission adopted the State aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework") on 19th March, 2020, which has subsequently been amended a number of times to reflect the ever-changing nature of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the economy. This Framework details the conditions under which State aid would be permissible under Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with a view to seeking to ensure the…
MamoTCV Advocates
19th October 2020

Malta Travel – Covid-19 – Amber list update

As from midnight of Friday 11th September 2020, all Paris Airports and Marseille Airport will be included on the Amber List.Therefore, as from the above-mentioned date, Malta's Amber List will include the following countries:​Czech Republic,France (all Paris Airports and Marseille Airport),Romania,Spain (Barcelona, Girona and Madrid),Tunisia.Before boarding flights to Malta, any passenger departing from the above-mentioned countries/airports shall be required to submit a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which must have been carried out within 72 hours of his/her scheduled arrival.Upon arrival at the Malta International Airport, any passenger not having the proper certification may be subjected to a…
11th September 2020
Antitrust, Competition and TradeLegal Updates

Undertakings with Links to Tax Havens not to Receive State aid

The European Commission ('Commission') has issued a recommendation to Member States that undertakings with links to tax havens (see list) and/or undertakings that have been convicted of serious financial crimes should not be beneficiaries of any state aid.The aim behind this recommendation is to avoid the misuse of public funds and to strengthen safeguards against tax abuse and financial crime throughout the Union. Nevertheless, it ought to be noted that the recommendation does not absolutely prohibit every undertaking with a link to a listed non-cooperative jurisdiction from receiving State aid. Member States are to make known to the Commission the…
MamoTCV Advocates
16th July 2020

马耳他航空旅行对Covid 19的回应

马耳他发布了2020年第255号法律公告,题为《2020年旅行禁令(适用于所有国家)(第2号修正案)令》,根据《公共卫生法》(第465章),自2020年7月15日起,允许以下国家和马耳他相互往来:(1) 奥地利;(2) 塞浦路斯;(3) 捷克共和国;(4) 丹麦;(5) 爱沙尼亚;(6) 芬兰;(7) 匈牙利;(8) 冰岛;(9) 爱尔兰;(10) 德国;(11) 拉脱维亚;(12) 立陶宛;(13) 卢森堡;(14) 挪威;(15) 意大利;(16) 法国;(17) 斯洛伐克;(18) 瑞士;(19) 希腊;(20) 克罗地亚;(21)西班牙;(22)波兰;(23)联合王国;(24)比利时;(25)保加利亚;(26)荷兰;(27)加拿大;(28)澳大利亚;(29)新西兰;(30)韩国;(31)安道尔;(32)摩纳哥;(33)圣马力诺;(34)中国;(35)梵蒂冈城;(36)卢旺达;(37)乌拉圭;(38)斯洛文尼亚;(39)日本;(40)摩洛哥;(41)泰国;(42)突尼斯;(43)葡萄牙;(44)罗马尼亚;(45)黎巴嫩;(46)印度尼西亚;(47)阿拉伯联合酋长国;(48)土耳其;(49)约旦;(50)列支敦士登。 Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dr. Christian Tonna
14th July 2020