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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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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Jan
25

Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

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The 2016 Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force on 8 January 2019. These amendments introduced specific provisions to provide further protection to seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying, and to allow for an extension of the validity of full term Maritime Labour Certificates. Guideline B4.3.1 concerning the provisions on occupational accidents, injuries and diseases has been amended so as to include harassment and bullying. Additionally, a reference is provided to the latest Guidance on eliminating shipboard ...
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Jan
24

EU Regime on Greener Ship Recycling Enters into Force

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Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on ship recycling and amending Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 and Directive 2009/16/EC (hereinafter the 'EU Regulation') became applicable on 31 December 2018. The purpose of this Regulation is to prevent, reduce, minimise and, to the extent practicable, eliminate accidents, injuries and other adverse effects on human health and the environment caused by ship recycling. The Regulation seeks to enhance safety, the protection of human health and of the Union marine environme...
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