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Unfair Trading Practices Regulations in the Food Industry now in Force

On 18 June 2021, the Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain Regulations (Legal Notice 266 of 2021 and hereinafter the 'UTP Regulations'), transposing Directive 2019/633 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain, came into force.The UTP Regulations aim to combat practices that deviate from commercial conduct that is contrary to good faith and fair dealing and which are unilaterally imposed by one trading party onto another. They list several unfair trading practices that are prohibited in relations between buyers…
MamoTCV Advocates
6th July 2021
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Data Transfers to the UK to Fall Under ‘White-Listing’ Regime

On 28th June 2021, the EU Commission published its adequacy decision concerning the United Kingdom. Consequently, any transfers of personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK will henceforth be considered as if they were intra-EU transfers. The EU Commission periodically issues such adequacy decisions with respect to third countries around the world after assessing such countries' data protection legislation and determining that it is of an equal standard to that of the GDPR.The UK's adequacy decision was issued in an expedited manner since the UK officially exited the EU/EEA on 1st January 2021. A temporary six-month transitionary period for…
MamoTCV Advocates
30th June 2021
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Annual Leave Provisions in the Organisation of Working Time Regulations Amended Once Again

Legal Notice 59 of 2021 has amended the annual leave provisions in the Organisation of Working Time Regulations (S.L. 452.87). With effect from the 1st of January 2021, the days of annual leave have been reduced from 27 days to 24 days but employees shall be entitled to an additional day of annual leave in respect of public or national holidays falling on a Saturday, Sunday or weekly day of rest. 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
MamoTCV Advocates
25th February 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