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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Employment Law: What’s New?

  • Natalino Caruana De Brincat
  • 19/10/2018
  • 5 min read

In this article, Dr Caruana de Brincat will shed light on some of the introductions and amendments resulting from these legal notices, which are meant to address frequent queries posed by workers and employers alike. These lacunae were previously addressed by practitioners based on good industry practice and interpretative guidance founded on local and foreign […]

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In this article, originally published on the XVIII Edition of Id-Dritt, Dr Paul Edgar Micallef discusses the Federation of Estate Agents Case, as well as the significant impact that it may have on the enforcement and sanctioning powers that various regulatory authorities in Malta currently have. Paul Edgar Micallef, ‘An Effective Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions […]

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Employment Law: General Data Protection Regulation

  • Natalino Caruana De Brincat
  • 14/05/2018
  • 19 min read

In light of the new GDPR Regulations which will come into effect later this month, this article looks at the possible effect that these regulations may have on the Employment sector. Natalino Caruana De Brincat, ‘Employment Law: General Data Protection Regulation’ (Online Law Journal, 14 May 2018). 1. Introduction This article will shed light on […]

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Employment Law: Persons with Disability in Employment

  • Natalino Caruana De Brincat
  • 13/12/2017
  • 10 min read

This article will provide a general understanding of constructive dismissal in terms of Maltese Employment Law. The author shall delve into the development of the notion, its applicability within the industry, along with an understanding of its interpretation by the Courts. Natalino Caruana De Brincat, ‘Employment Law: Persons with Disability in Employment’ (Online Law Journal, […]

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Employment Law: Constructively Dismissed?

  • Natalino Caruana De Brincat
  • 06/12/2017
  • 14 min read

This article will provide a general understanding of constructive dismissal in terms of Maltese Employment Law. The author shall delve into the development of the notion, its applicability within the industry, along with an understanding of its interpretation by the Courts. Natalino Caruana De Brincat, ‘Employment Law: Constructively Dismissed?’ (Online Law Journal, 6 December 2017). […]

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Environmental Crime, with particular reference to Malta

  • Consuelo Scerri Herrera
  • 28/11/2017
  • 45 min read

In this article, Magistrate Scerri Herrera examines the state of Environmental legislation in a substantive, procedural and historical manner, while also comparing the Maltese situation with European Union legislation, International case law and more recent developments in the legal field. Consuelo Scerri Herrera, ‘Environmental Crime, with particular reference to Malta’ (Online Law Journal, 28 November […]

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Punishing a Recidivist

  • Consuelo Scerri Herrera
  • 06/03/2017
  • 22 min read

Consuelo Scerri Herrera, ‘Punishing a Recidivist’ (Online Law Journal, 6 March 2017). The punishment of repeat offenders should in principle be harsher than the punishment of first-time offenders. However it is the opinion of the writer that this asymmetry is obviously just a rough structure. It leaves a lot of room for interpretation. I shall […]

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Juridical Interest in Constitutional Proceedings

  • Tonio Borg
  • 17/02/2017
  • 27 min read

Tonio Borg, ‘Juridical Interest in Constitutional Proceedings’ (Online Law Journal, 17 February 2017). In Maltese procedural law, the juridical interest notion is engrained in our legal system, at least in civil law. In our system, to initiate proceedings and open a case before a court of law, plaintiff or applicant must prove juridical interest which […]

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