Jun
04

Health Authorities Issue Guidance Document for Offices and Workspaces

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​The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry for Health have issued a guidance document for offices and workspaces. The document contains measures which should be followed by employers in order to keep employees safe at the workplace and limit the spread of COVID-19.  These guidelines have been issued following the Government's announcement that most workplaces are to be re-opened and that individuals should return to work, including vulnerable persons. In fact, by means of Legal Notice 232 of 2020 published on the 3rd June 2020, the Protection of Vu...
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May
29

Have These Drastic Times Called for Drastic Anti-trust Measures?

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​ This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri As a result of the unprecedented circumstances we are currently facing, exceptional measures are being taken in a number of countries, namely due to the challenges various businesses are facing. On the 23 March 2020, the European Commission, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, and the National Competition Authorities issued a joint statement acknowledging that the current situation may require undertakings to cooperate with one another to ultimately benefit consumers. The Office for Competition, Ma...
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May
21

Bill proposing amendments to the Companies Act.

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This article was written by Dr Michael Psaila and Dr Joshua Chircop . Overview On 13 th May 2020, the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses tabled the Companies Act (Amendment) Bill (the "Bill") which proposes certain amendments to the Companies Act , Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta (the "Act"). The Bill proposes: 1.new grounds for ineligibility and disqualification from holding certain offices under the Act; 2.new powers to the Minister to make regulations on winding up applications (including the suspension of the right to make winding up ap...
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May
19

Dispute Panel for Landlords and Tenants and an Update from Identity Malta Agency

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With the new Private Residential Leases Act in full force, a large number of new lease agreements have been signed over the past few months, all of which have to abide by the new laws set out by the previously mentioned Act. In fact, a survey has shown that over 10,000 new rental contracts have been entered into. Naturally, a number of disputes arise between landlords and tenants, resulting in numerous fees and time-consuming court proceedings. However, a new panel has been set up to help cater for certain disputes. The new adjudicating panel, made up of professio...
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May
19

Commission approves Malta’s state aid scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products

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On 12 May 2020, the European Commission approved an €11.5 million state aid scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-related products such as vaccines, personal protective equipment, and ventilators. Undertakings operating in sectors related to the production or the diversifying of products related to the coronavirus outbreak may benefit from this scheme through direct grants, repayable advances, and tax advantages. However, beneficiaries must complete investments projects in this regard within six months after receiving the aid. The scheme w...
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