The 2018 Constitutional Amendments

  • Ethan Brincat
  • 25/02/2019
  • 8 min read

In this article, Ethan Brincat discusses two pieces of legislation, Act IV of 2018 and Act XXII of 2018. Brincat discusses both the immediate changes brought by these legal acts, as well as the consequential aspect, and the context in which these changes were brought. Ethan Brincat, ‘The 2018 Constitutional Amendments’ (Online Law Journal, 25 […]

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The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act

  • Ethan Brincat
  • 05/01/2019
  • 5 min read

With the present environmental issues affecting the islands, Mr Brincat discusses the impact the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act would have on the decisions taken by the Planning Authority, as well as the Environment Resources Authority. Ethan Brincat, ‘The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act’ (Online Law Journal, 5 January 2019). The Environment and […]

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The VFA & DLT Sandbox Framework: what is it?

  • Justine Xuereb
  • 06/12/2018
  • 4 min read

This article discusses, in brief, the new Sandbox Framework implemented by the Malta Gaming Authority for the acceptance of virtual financial assets, virtual tokens and distributed ledger technologies. Such regulations will be enforced from the 1st of January 2019 onwards. Justine Xuereb, ‘The VFA & DLT Sandbox Framework: what is it?’ (Online Law Journal, 6 […]

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Upon ratification of the 1958 New York Convention, on the 22nd of June 2000, Malta has several international prerogatives it must consider in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Indeed, Mr Portelli sheds light on this concept. Sean Portelli, ‘The Republic of Malta & the 1958 New York Convention: the Recognition and Enforcement […]

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In this article, Ms Ungureanu discusses how the shipping industry is an essential pillar of international trade and global economics. As the shipping industry has not been immune to the 2009 banking crisis, Ms. Ungureanu discusses how applying Sharia law compliant financing could pose as a solution to those players in the industry looking to […]

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Act XI of 2018: The Media and Defamation Act

  • Martina Cassar
  • 14/11/2018
  • 5 min read

In this article, Ms Cassar discusses how ‘journalists have been given new liberties’. She sheds light on the major changes affecting journalists’ rights, as well as the new defining factors for ‘defamation’ and ‘libel’. Martina Cassar, ‘Act XI of 2018: The Media and Defamation Act’ (Online Law Journal, 14 November 2018). In March of 2017, […]

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This article will discuss the new Child Protection (Alternative Care) Act, and the subsequent changes impacting civil and family law in Malta. Justine Xuereb, ‘The Child Protection (Alternative Care) Act: A First for Maltese Legal History’ (Online Law Journal, 7 November 2018). The Child Protection (Alternative Care) Act, Chapter 569 of the Laws of Malta, […]

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Private International Law of Employment: The Connecting Factor

  • Natalino Caruana De Brincat
  • 04/11/2018
  • 11 min read

This article will shed light on the difference between three connecting factors (Domicile, Nationality, Habitual Residence) which are of crucial importance when assessing an employment case having a foreign element. Natalino Caruana De Brincat, ‘Private International Law of Employment: The Connecting Factor’ (Online Law Journal, 4 November 2018). The concept of transnational employment within Europe […]

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Malta: A Pioneer in the FinTech Industry

  • Emma-Marie Sammut
  • 02/11/2018
  • 12 min read

In this article, Ms Sammut gives an overview of The Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) Act, The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act (the ITAS Act), and The Virtual Financial Assets Act (the VFAA), which will regulate blockchain, cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). These three new Acts, a world first for DLT legislation, are […]

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Malta Gaming Law: What’s New?

  • Justine Xuereb
  • 23/10/2018
  • 4 min read

This article will shed light on the new Gaming Act, as well as recent amendments to it. Justine Xuereb, ‘Malta Gaming Law: What’s New?’ (Online Law Journal, 23 October 2018). The Maltese Gaming Act is a relatively new piece of legislation, having come into force on the 1st of July of this year for remote […]

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