Apr
29

Segregated Cells in Aviation and Shipping Companies

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Pursuant to amendments to the Companies Act , the Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations (the "Regulations") allow for the incorporation of cell companies that conduct shipping or aviation business. The Regulations also allow for the conversion of an existing company that conducts shipping or aviation business into a cell company. To understand what is meant by shipping or aviation business, please click here . A cell company may create one or more cells within itself for the purposes of segregating and protecting cellular assets. Each ce...
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Apr
21

CJEU Confirms that Trade Union Strikes are not ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ for the Purposes of the Air Passenger Rights Regulation

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​ On the 23 rd March 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered a Grand Chamber decision on a preliminary reference transmitted to it by a Swedish tribunal in a matter concerning air passenger rights ( Airhelp Ltd v. Scandinavian Airline System SAS, c-28/20) . The decision sets out the legal test according to which a strike by workers of an airline undertaking may be considered to be an 'extraordinary circumstance' for the purposes of the compensation provisions of Regulation (EC) 261/2004 (the Air Passenger Rights Regulation). THE FACTS A pa...
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May
15

Cell Companies in Shipping and Aviation Business

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This article was written by Dr Nicholas Valenzia and Dr Joshua Chircop . Amendments have been made to the Companies Act allowing for the introduction of regulations regarding Cell Companies carrying on or engaged in Shipping or Aviation Business (the "Regulations"). The Regulations The amendments have introduced a new article[i] to the Companies Act , which gives the authority to the Minister responsible for the registration of commercial partnerships (the "Minister") to make the Regulations. The Regulations are expected to be promulgated under Maltese law imminen...
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Apr
09

COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

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Following the introduction of various measures across Member States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions and border controls, passengers and transport operators are having to face cancellations and delays in transport. The European Commission has published the Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with Covid-19 (hereinafter referred to as the " Guidelines ") to ensure that EU passenger rights are applied consistently across the EU Member States. The Guidelines cover the rights...
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Feb
16

Aviation: Malta - The New Hotspot in Europe

Aviation: Malta - The New Hotspot in Europe
Nick Valenzia who heads our Aviation and Shipping teams delivered a presentation about the Aviation in Malta, Malta - the new hotspot in Europe , during the annual Corporate Jet Investor held at The Landmark Hotel in London on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January.  Nick highlighted the most salient achievements in the local Aviation industry and the reason why Malta became one of the top jurisdictions of choice .  Nick has also delved into the various fiscal and other benefits that Malta offers. Disclaimer This document does not purport to give lega...
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