Mar
27

COVID-19 Update - MFSA Issues Information Regarding Coverage Under Insurance for Consumers

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The MFSA has provided an informational update as a result of the COVID-19 which may affect consumers of insurance products. The MFSA has noted that any changes which may have been made to the terms and conditions relating to an insurance policy issued before the outbreak of COVID-19, cannot apply retrospectively or mid-term during the policy period. However, it has been noted that new policies which have been issued may include amendments and/or exclusions which take into consideration the risks arising due to COVID-19. The MFSA has also stated that policyholders ...
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Oct
14

A Brief Overview of the EU Electronic Communications Code

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On 17th December 2018, Directive 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (the 'EECC') was published and it entered into force on December 20 th 2018. This Directive relates mainly to the protection of end-users in the field of telecommunications law and was designed to improve upon the current protection provided to end-users under the present telecommunications framework.  Directive 2018/1972 provides for a number of changes to the field of telecommunications law. Some of these changes include...
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Sep
27

An Overview of the Amendments to the Government Lands Act

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The Government Lands Act, Chapter 573 of the Laws of Malta, was drafted to regulate the administration of land owned by the Maltese Government. This Act provides for a number of scenarios relating to the acquisition of land by the Government for public purposes, as well as providing for the eviction from lands and properties which are administered or held by the Maltese Government.  Legal notice 216 of 2019 provides for a number of amendments relating to the redemption of land which belongs to the Maltese Government or to the Lands Authority, and which falls ...
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Jul
16

Rent Reform in Malta: An Overview of the Residential Leases Bill

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This article was written by Dr. Zachary Galea and  Dr. Dorita Cardona  On the 2nd of July 2019, the Residential Leases Bill (Bill No. 91 of 2019) – the 'Bill' – was published in the Government Gazette of Malta (No. 20,223). The aim of this Bill is to bring into force by January 2020 the proposed Residential Leases Act, 2019 – the 'Act' – and to tackle many of the issues faced by lessors and lessees throughout the duration of their contractual periods of lease. The specific objects and reasons of the Bill are to promote the development of the private rent...
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