Feb
20

Articles of the Customs Ordinance and Excise Duty Act Declared Unconstitutional

News_BOJ
In the case 'Michael Zammit v. Kontrollur tad-Dwana et ' decided on the 8 th February 2019, the First Hall of the Civil Court (Constitutional Jurisdiction) found that Articles 68 and 72(4) of Chapter 37 of the Laws of Malta (Customs Ordinance), together with Article 16A of Chapter 382 of the Laws of Malta (Excise Duty Act), are in breach of Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention of Human Rights and Article 37 of the Constitution of Malta (the right to property). It also found that Articles 72 and 73 of Chapter 37 of the Laws of Malta (Customs Ordinance...
Continue reading
Feb
19

EU Company Law to be Adapted to the Digital Era

News_aab
The European Council has announced that it has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a draft directive that will facilitate and promote the use of online solutions in a company's contact with national regulatory authorities throughout its life cycle. The draft directive provides for the amendment of EU company law rules to allow for greater efficiency, transparency and legal certainty in company matters through the use of digital tools.   The European Council has announced that the draft directive provides the following: Persons may ...
Continue reading
Feb
19

Mamo TCV Advocates at the Annual Consumer Law Conference 2019

News_CCP
Mamo TCV Advocates will once again be at the Annual Consumer Law Conference, which will be held on 5 April 2019. Dr Annalies Muscat, a senior associate at Mamo TCV Advocates, will be giving a presentation on notable consumer cases decided in the past year.  The poster for the event, which boasts an exciting line up of speakers, can be ​ viewed below : File Name: CONSUMER_DAY_POSTE_20190312-154653_1 File Size: 242 kb Download File Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal a...
Continue reading
Feb
15

European Parliament Adopts a Resolution on the Restitution of Plundered Artwork

News_OM_20190215-142635_1
Due to growing public consciousness regarding the subject of artwork and cultural property plundered in times of war and colonialisation, the European Parliament has recently adopted a resolution asking for a harmonized system of laws aimed at regulating the restitution of such objects to their lawful owners. On the 17 th January, 2019 the European Parliament voted resoundingly in favour of a resolution calling on the Union institutions and Member States to establish a legal framework encouraging the identification and recovery of artistic and cultural works. In p...
Continue reading
Feb
12

Significant Number of Personal Data Breaches Reported to the Maltese Supervisory Authority Post GDPR

News_GDPR_D_20190212-141517_1
Mamo TCV Advocates has recently contributed to an EU-wide survey carried out by DLA Piper focusing on the number of personal data breaches notified to regulators as well as the first fines issued under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime for the period from 25 May 2018 to International Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019. The survey, published on 6 February 2019, reveals that across Europe, following the coming into effect of the GDPR, more than fifty-nine thousand (59,000) personal data breaches were reported to local supervisory author...
Continue reading