Feb
19

Ex-employee of the St John Co-Cathedral Foundation awarded €23,000 in damages for unfair dismissal

News_HMR
An ex-employee of the St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation instituted proceedings before the Industrial Tribunal seeking compensation for unfair dismissal. The defendant Foundation argued that the ex-employee had committed several breaches throughout the years and that the final action of insubordination on his part had left the Foundation with no option other than to summarily dismiss him. The Tribunal commented that whilst the defendant had argued that the ex-employee had committed several abusive practices, its reaction towards such alleged abuses had always been ...
Continue reading
Feb
19

Maltese Privatisation Unit Issues Request for Proposals for a Concession to Open and Operate a Casino in Malta

News_bng
The Malta Privatisation Unit issued a Request for Proposals on the 17 th February 2021 pursuant to which it announced that it will be accepting bids from interested parties seeking to operate a land-based casino from one of Malta's designated tourist zones. The concession will be subject to a fee of €11,000,000 over three (3) years and the concessionaire (which would also be responsible to apply for, and obtain, a Casino Licence from the Malta Gaming Authority) will be required to operate a minimum of 225 gaming devices and 15 gaming tables. Under the applicable l...
Continue reading
Feb
16

MFSA implements Fast-track Filing Procedure for Offering Documents of Collective Investment Schemes amended to comply with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations.

News_MAS
Following the entry into force of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (" SFDR ") in December 2020, the provisions of the said Regulations will become effective on the 10 th March 2021. By way of background, the SFDR will require financial market participants and financial advisors to make pre-contractual and ongoing disclosures to investors regarding the integration of sustainability risk, the impacts of adverse sustainability, as well as the promotion of ESG characteristics and sustainable investments (as applicable). In this respect, pursuant to a circ...
Continue reading
Feb
08

Future judicial cooperation between the EU & UK: Assessing the implication of a “Hard Brexit” for judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters.

News_Brxt
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the " TCA ") concluded on Christmas Eve, 2020 is silent with respect to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters (as opposed to cooperation in criminal matters). Consequently, as from 1st January, 2021 the UK is treated as a third state with respect to the application of a number of significant EU legislation regulating matters of cross-border judicial cooperation (e.g. the rules governing the recognition and enforcement of court judgements or the choice of jurisdiction and applicable law clauses). Given the r...
Continue reading
Feb
05

Mamo TCV Advocates presents donation to Malta Guide Dogs Foundation

News_GDF2
Dr Michael Psaila, Managing Partner of Mamo TCV Advocates, underlined the firm's commitment to the visually impaired and the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation (MGDF) in particular when he not only presented a donation but committed the firm to assisting the foundation in its legal affairs in the coming years. It was the wish of the firm, which has a staff complement of over 70 people, to select the MGDF as one of the beneficiaries of their annual charity donation. The firm counts among its lawyers Dr Kevin Cutajar, MP, who is a board member of the MGDF. The firm brings ...
Continue reading