Jul
09

Amendments to the Consumer Affairs Act – new procedural safeguards for traders in public enforcement proceedings

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This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri On the 31 May 2019, Parliament enacted the Competition Act and Consumer Affairs Act and other Laws (Amendment) Act ("the Amendment Act").As the name implies, the Amendment Act amends not only the Competition Act ( read more here ), but also the Consumer Affairs Act ("the Act"). It is clear that following the Constitutional Court judgments in Federation of Estate Agents v Direttur Generali (Kompetizzjoni) et of 3 May 2016 and Thake et vs Electoral Commission of 8 October 2018 the need to amend the ...
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Feb
19

Mamo TCV Advocates at the Annual Consumer Law Conference 2019

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Mamo TCV Advocates will once again be at the Annual Consumer Law Conference, which will be held on 5 April 2019. Dr Annalies Muscat, a senior associate at Mamo TCV Advocates, will be giving a presentation on notable consumer cases decided in the past year.  The poster for the event, which boasts an exciting line up of speakers, can be ​ viewed below : File Name: CONSUMER_DAY_POSTE_20190312-154653_1 File Size: 242 kb Download File Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal a...
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Jan
10

EU Adopts Regulation Prohibiting Geo-Blocking

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This article was written by​ Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri.​ The European Commission (the 'Commission') has adopted an e-commerce package that included the adoption of different laws with the aim of making it easier for European consumers to shop online throughout the European Union (the 'EU'). One of the measures adopted was Regulation 2018/302 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market (the 'Regulation'). The Regul...
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Sep
01

Proposed Amendments to the Competition Act and the Consumer Affairs Act

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This article was written by Dr. Annalies Muscat  & Dr. Laura Spiteri.  On the 10 August 2018, the Government of Malta launched a public consultation procedure in relation to proposed amendments to the Competition Act, the Consumer Affairs Act, the Malta Consumer and Competition Affairs Authority Act, and other related legislation.A draft Bill was also published. The amendments proposed to the abovementioned regulations aim to address the considerations made following the judgement of the Constitutional Court in Federation of Estates Ag...
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