Apr
12

European Commission Issues Public Consultation on the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

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The European Commission has issued a public consultation to allow interested parties to provide their feedback with regard to competition issues that arise in vertical relationships. The public consultation period opened on the 4 February 2019 and shall continue to run until the 27 May 2019. This public consultation process follows an 'Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap' that was carried out from November to December 2018. 1 The Block Exemption Regulation (the 'Regulation'), 2 which entered into force in 2010 and shall continue to run until 2022, deals with a ca...
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Apr
06

Cartel Leniency and Non-Cartel Cooperation Tool Taken Online

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On the 19 March 2019, the European Commission (the 'Commission') took its leniency proceedings online by launching "eLeniency".  [1] With this new tool, companies can submit any documents relevant to leniency proceedings, as well as non-cartel cooperation cases, online. Leniency in the case of cartel proceedings is defined as the "granting of immunity from penalties or the reduction of penalties for antitrust violations in exchange for cooperation with the antitrust enforcement authorities". [2] It is a process by which the Commission encourages a company whi...
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Mar
31

Mamo TCV Delivers GDPR talk at Society Education Event

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At the invitation of Society Education, on 21 st March 2019 Mamo TCV Advocates delivered a talk regarding the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). The event took place at 'the Landmark' in Qormi, Malta. On behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates, Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud and Dr Warren Ciantar delivered their three-hour presentation titled: 'The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Overview of its Most Salient Aspects'. The presentation was split into two parts, with the first examining certain key features of the GDPR including the legal grounds for proces...
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Mar
29

Malta: The Ultimate AI Launchpad

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The Malta.AI Taskforce and the Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has invited members of the public, industry and academia to provide feedback on its High-level policy document for public consultation 'Malta: towards an AI Strategy' (the 'Policy Document'). The purpose of the Policy Document is to establish Malta as "amongst the top 10 nations with the highest impact national AI programme." The government argues that Malta has the natural and infrastructural qualities to make it "the Ultimate AI launchpad" - Its ...
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Mar
14

Re-Domiciliation of Foundations to Malta

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​ This article was written by Dr Dorita Cardona and Dr Joshua Chircop . ​ Maltese law allows for the continuation of foreign foundations and associations in Malta. This was introduced by the Voluntary Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2018 , by virtue of Act No. XXXVI of 2018, which made a number of changes to the Second Schedule of the Civil Code, being the law that regulates organisations in Malta (the 'Second Schedule'). An organisation is defined as a universality of persons who associate, or a universality of things which are appropriated to achieve a lawful pur...
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