Stephen Muscat is a partner in the litigation department within the firm, assisting a number of clients, both corporate and individuals within the commercial and civil law sphere involved in court-related, arbitration and other tribunals work. Apart from dispute-resolution work Stephen also practices extensively within the general commercial and civil law sphere. In his practice, Stephen regularly deals and dealt with a myriad of issues for a diverse portfolio of clients, some of which are leaders in their field and high-net individuals, operating within the wholesale and retail, construction, services, hotel, oil and other industries.

The Maintenance of Roofs, Floors & Ceilings under Maltese Law

The Maintenance of Roofs, Floors & Ceilings under Maltese Law
This article was written by Dr. Stephen Muscat & Dr.Mark Soler.[1] The Issue:-The continuous urbanization and gentrification of the Maltese landscape has augmented the importance of maintaining well-regulated neighbourly relations among residents living in densely populated areas of the Island. A common dispute which arises among the owners of units situated within a condominium[1] concerns the maintenance of certain common parts, particularly:1. The corresponding floors and ceilings which run horizontally between two private units within the condominium,...
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Invoking an arbitration clause in a contract subject to Maltese law

Invoking an arbitration clause in a contract subject to Maltese law
The Maltese Arbitration Act was meant inter alia to confirm in general the supremacy of the will of the parties to a contract containing an arbitration clause, to choose arbitration to the exclusion of ordinary courts. In view of recent developments in case-law interpreting and applying a provision in the same Arbitration Act, the ordinary courts seem to be fighting back to retain more than the residual authority which the courts traditionally retained for themselves when the contracting parties would have agreed on an arbitration clause. DisclaimerThis document ...
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