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Fenech & Fenech Advocates, founded in 1891, is one of the leading law firms in Malta. The firm has evolved to a full-service firm which is today a…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 5 Jan 2022

New draft bill published for whistleblower protection

Bill 249 (the Bill) has finally been published, proposing amendments to the existing Protection of the Whistleblower Act in Chapter 527 of the Laws of Malta. This Q&A looks at, among other things, how the Bill transposes EU Directive 2019/1937 to protect persons who report breaches of EU law. As Malta already has a law that protects whistleblowers to an extent, the legislature has proposed......
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 22 Dec 2021

Launching The Fenech & Fenech Advocates’ Podcast

Law Booth is Fenech and Fenech Advocates’ latest initiative and wraps up the Firm’s 130th anniversary celebrations. This Podcast will tackle…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 22 Dec 2021

Consultation Document on Transfer Pricing Rules Published

The Commissioner for Revenue has published a Consultation Document on Transfer Pricing Rules, which rules are expected to be published during the…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 20 Dec 2021

Malta elected to the IMO Council for 13th consecutive year

Malta, having a long-standing tradition as a maritime nation, has for the 13th consecutive year, been elected to the 40-member Council of the…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 16 Dec 2021

Fenech & Fenech Advocates Maritime Series - Talks with the Industry

Fenech & Fenech Advocates held its fourth webinar in the Fenech & Fenech Advocates Maritime Series - Talks with the Industry Series on the 15…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 10 Dec 2021

Whistleblowing and Data Protection

With the publishing of Bill No.249 ('Bill') which proposes amendments to Chapter 527 of the Laws of Malta seeking to transpose the EU Directive…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 8 Dec 2021

Limitation of liability for maritime claims – an unbreakable limit?

In May 2021, the Maltese Court of Appeal delivered a judgment in which the amount of damages awarded was minimal and did not trigger the vessel's need to limit its liability. Accordingly, the Court made no findings on the issue of limitation of liability. However, the judgment did give rise to the question of whether, if the damages awarded had been greater, the Court's finding of gross......
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | European Union, Malta | 1 Dec 2021

Whistle-blower Protection - New Draft Bill Published

Bill No. 249 proposing amendments to the existing Protection of the Whistle-blower Act (Chapter 527 of the Laws of Malta) has finally been…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 1 Dec 2021

The Litigation Department

The fifth in a series of 6 feature videos produced on the occasion of the 130th Anniversary of Fenech & Fenech Advocates.
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 1 Dec 2021

Go jab or go home: vaccinations on board?

In Malta, there is currently no definitive guidance on the subject of forced vaccinations. There is no local legislation on which shipowners can rely to obligate a seafarer to be vaccinated against covid-19. Likewise, there is nothing in the law on whether a seafarer's employment can be terminated if they refuse, without just cause, to be vaccinated. Employers may try to insert new "vaccine......
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