Nov
05

Government Surveillance - Watchful Protector or Immoral Spy?

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The Orwellian 'Big Brother' analogy has been used ad nauseam and is very well-known among the general populace, often used in sensational headlines whenever any issue regarding privacy finds itself in the news. For the sake of using a different analogy as well as to portray a different, perhaps more modern, perspective on surveillance, consider one of the final scenes of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". Towards the end of the movie, the titular hero reveals to his associate, Mr Lucius Fox, that he has developed a city-wide surveillance system, with the inten...
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Nov
05

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2019

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  Mamo TCV has been featured in the Global Legal Group's International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency. The guide covers issues in cartels and leniency laws and regulations in 27 jurisdictions, covering areas such as the legislative framework, investigative powers, sanctions, leniency, whistle-blowing procedures, plea bargaining arrangements, appeal processes and damages actions. The Guide is a collective effort among leading competition lawyers and is now in its twelfth edition. This is not the first time that Mamo TCV has been chosen to co...
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Nov
02

EU Commission publishes proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business

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  This article was written by Mikiel Calleja and Maria Refalo. Crowdfunding is the raising of money from individuals, to fund a project or carry out a venture.Carried out online, crowdfunding is advantageous because it has the potential to help better match investors with business projects in need of funding with crowdfunding platforms acting as an intermediary between investors and business. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to start-up companies and early stage companies, as a source of non-banking finance. On 8 March 2018, the European Commiss...
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Oct
25

The Implications of the Constitutional Court Decision in Thake v Kummissjoni Elettorali on the Proposed Amendments to the Competition Act and Other Related Legislation

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This article was written by Dr Richard Camilleri, Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri In Thake et v Kummissjoni Elettoraliet, decided on the 8 October 2018, the Constitutional Court held that when it is alleged that a criminal offence has been committed or the severity of the fine imposed means that the conduct in question is deemed to be of a criminal nature, the matter must be determined solely by a court and not by any other body or judicial organ (see more here ). This line of reasoning confirms the decision of the same court in Federation of Estate Agents...
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Oct
24

Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Industry

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In April 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain, following a resolution by the European Parliament in 2016 for the Commission to submit a proposal in this regard. Presently, there is little harmonisation on how Member States combat unfair trading practices, with some Member States, including Malta, having no such legislation in place. The proposed Directive targets the imbalance of power in buyer-supplier relationships where the supplier is a small a...
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