Feb
06

The Consequences of Federation of Estate Agents vs Director General (Competition) et

The Consequences of Federation of Estate Agents vs Director General (Competition) et
This article was written by Dr Richard Camilleri and Dr Annalies Azzopardi. A number of press reports and articles have appeared recently in the Maltese media regarding the consequences of the Constitutional Court judgment in Federation of Estate Agents vs Director General (Competition) et (3 May 2016).This judgment held that certain provisions of the Competition Act breached the right to a fair hearing enshrined in the Constitution. You can read a summary of judgment in first instance here and a summary of the Constitutional Court judgment here . This document do...
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Jan
03

Agreement Regarding the Distribution of LPG in Malta Held to be in Breach of the Competition Rules

Agreement Regarding the Distribution of LPG in Malta Held to be in Breach of the Competition Rules
This article was written by Dr Richard Camilleri and Dr Annalies Azzopardi. In a decision in the names Uffi ċċju għall-Kompetizzjoni Ġusta v Korporazzjoni Enemalta et handed down on 4 October 2016, the Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal ("the Tribunal") found that the various gas distributors, the GRTU, an association which represented the said distributors, and Enemalta plc, then Enemalta Corporation ("Enemalta") had breached the competition rules by dividing Malta and Gozo into various 'territories' for the purpose of distributing LPG in cylinders. These ...
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Dec
22

Mamo TCV Obtains Favourable Decision for Plaintiffs in Insurance Proceedings

Mamo TCV Obtains Favourable Decision for Plaintiffs in Insurance Proceedings
In a judgement dated 31 st October 2016 presided by Mr. Justice Anthony Ellul, in the names Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd and Middlesea Insurance plc in their name and as subrogated in the rights of the insured Attard Bros Company Ltd vs Elmo Insurance Ltd, the Civil Court, First Hall held that the concept of double insurance in terms of English law was recognised in Malta and therefore the defendant company was obliged to contribute to the payment made by the plaintiff companies. This decision makes an important contribution to the body of Maltese insurance substantive...
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Dec
14

Legal Implications of Cloud Technology

Legal Implications of Cloud Technology
Dr. Claude Micallef-Grimaud recently spoke on behalf of Microsoft Corporation ('Microsoft') at a half-day public seminar organised by the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) on the topic of ' trust in cloud technology '. The event took place on 12 th December 2016 at SmartCity Malta (SCM). Throughout his presentation, Dr. Micallef-Grimaud used Microsoft itself as a case-study to analyze what certain cloud service providers do to earn public trust in modern technology like 'the cloud'. The main point that he raised was that if people don't trust new technology, they s...
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Dec
12

New rights for adoptive parents

New rights for adoptive parents
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