Apr
16

IP Hurdles in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine? (Part II)

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On June 12 of last year, a few short months into a pandemic which, by then, had already reached all corners of the globe, the present author made a prediction concerning the IP barriers to distribution of the various Covid vaccines that were, at the time, in the very early stages of their development " Hurdles in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine? " . The general thesis put forward in that article was that governments across the world would sooner guillotine their IP consultants in a public square than take their opinions seriously on the subject of vaccine rollouts...
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Apr
07

The inability to pay debts test before the Maltese Courts

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In its recent decision Xuereb v Weber Construction Limited Et (decided 18 March 2021) the Civil Court (Commercial Section) weighed in once more on the appropriate tests to be applied when assessing a company's inability to pay its debts under Maltese corporate insolvency law. One of Weber Construction Limited's ("Weber") shareholders filed an application in court requesting the company's dissolution and consequential winding up on the grounds inter alia that it was unable to continue to pay its debts. Article 214(2)(a)(ii) of the Companies Act, 1995 (the "Act") gr...
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Mar
23

Mamo TCV confirmed as one of Malta’s Leading Law Firms by Chambers Europe

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Mamo TCV was again recognized as one of Malta's top law firms in the 2021 guide for Europe published by the international legal directory, Chambers and Partners . In ranking the firm in Band 1 for "General Business Law" (covering Corporate, Commercial, Financial Services and Dispute Resolution), Chambers described the firm as being " stellar " and as having an acclaimed corporate and dispute resolution practice that is regularly retained by local and international clients spanning the banking, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, as well as public sector cli...
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Mar
08

Court of Justice of the European Union Condemns UK for Breaching Ambient Air Quality Limits

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On the 4 th March 2021, the Seventh Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its decision on an important matter related to the breach of ambient air quality legislation by the UK government ( European Commission v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, c-664/18 ). This case is only one among several others filed by the Commission against EU Member States, including France, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary. Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe required Member States of the EU to adopt the air polluti...
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Mar
03

Dr Jonathan Abela Fiorentino Certified as an Accredited Mediator by the London School of Mediation

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Dr. Jonathan Abela Fiorentino , a Senior Associate in the Litigation and ADR team at Mamo TCV Advocates, recently successfully completed the London School of Mediation s ' International Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediation Training Course and was certified as Accredited Mediator in civil and commercial matters. With this certification, Jonathan is now competent to accept instructions as an Accredited Mediator, both domestically and internationally. Mediation is an ADR process whereby the participants themselves are the protagonists in seeking an amicable sett...
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