Pacta Sunt Servanda & Unilateral Declarations – Agreements have the strength of law for both parties

Two recent and separate judgements given by the First Hall, Civil Court confirmed the principle that contracts entered into shall have the force of law for the contracting parties. Such agreements cannot be changed by unilateral declaration of one of the parties. This principle was examined in the case ‘Mallard Co. Ltd vs Edrichton Holidays […]

Court calls for Legislative Amendments relating to the Service of Judicial Acts

By means of a judgement delivered on the 25th February 2022 in the names of Josette Camilleri -vs- The Malta Union Club u l-kjamata fil-kawza Vira Gatt Butto, the First Hall of the Civil Court presided by Judge Christian Falzon Scerri suggested that it has become high time to amend the procedure relating to the […]

Pre-1995 Leases: Judgement confirming rights of tenants on eviction

The Court of Appeal presided by Judge Lawrence Mintoff delivered an important judgement on the 16th February 2022 relating to leases predating 1995 in the names of Alfred Testa pro et noe -vs- Nicholas sive Niki Casolani et. The plaintiffs owned a Sliema property which had been granted on emphytheusis (cens) to the defendant’s father. […]

Dr. Antoine Naudi re-elected to European Law Firm Board

Dr. Antoine Naudi, partner at Naudi Mizzi & Associates, has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the European Law Firm.

The Constitution is the Law of the Citizens

Author: Tyrone Grech, Associate The Constitution is the law of the citizens of the State, the law which dictates the thrust of a State and that law which allows the people to rule and be ruled through it. From time to time, a lot is said as a result of a momentous event affecting a […]

Amendments to Law on Legal Organisations – Registrar of Legal Persons

The Malta Business Registry has issued a notice to Subject Persons and Administrators of Legal Organisations, following amendments to the Civil Code.

Internal Protocol on Prevention and Control of COVID-19

In order to safeguard the health and safety of both professionals and other individuals, the Firm is implementing a series of measures with effect from Monday, 10th August 2020 which shall be adhered to at all times: Meetings shall, as much as possible, be held remotely through available online platforms or via other means of […]

Amendments to the Companies Act

A number of key amendments have been introduced to the Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta, by virtue of Act XXXI of 2020.

Amendments to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Important changes have been introduced by virtue of Legal Notice 247 of 2020 amending the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

Rent Reform in Malta

The Private Residential Leases Act, Chapter 604 of the Laws of Malta, has introduced significant reform to legislation on rent in Malta. The Act, enacted on the 8th of November 2019, applies to Private Residential Leases entered into or renewed after the entry into force of the Act.