ECJ Rules on Social Security of Seafarers

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in the case C-631/17 SF v Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst[1] that in cases of seafarers who maintain their residence in their Member State of origin, whilst working for an employer established in a Member State on board a vessel flying the flag of a third State and travelling…

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Vacancy – Senior Corporate Lawyer

The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to…

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The Way Forward: Gender Neutrality and Gender Inclusion

The principle of equality between men and women is a fundamental value constantly on the European Union’s agenda.  Ample EU institutes, programmes, and legislation provide for gender equality, and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) reaffirms the progress made in this respect.  On a member state level, the enactment…

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Immutability in a smart contract: a blessing or a curse?

Smart contracts are contracts which are written in computer code on a blockchain according to the terms set out by the parties to such contract and which are self-executing in the manner pre-determined by said code.  Nick Szabo, known for being the creator of smart contracts, famously described them as “A set of promises, specified…

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Vacancy – Audit Assistant

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Audit? RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to the Audit Manager the responsibilities will include:• Provide support to Audit Seniors• Perform assigned audit work based on a risk-based approach and identify audit issues• Review accounting systems and controls and identify any weak areas• Prepare audit documentation in accordance with…

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Earth Day 2019

“It’s important to care for our environment everyday , but if one day is all you need to start, then April 22 should be the beginning of a greener you!’– Earth Day Network Making your Law Firm Greener. Earth Day  is observed annually on April 22. Celebrated since 1970, it is a day held to…

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The Predicted End of Fiat Currencies

Billionaire and crypto investor Tim Draper envisages a radical overhaul in payment systems; predicting that cryptocurrencies will replace fiat currencies within the next five years.  Following the unprecedented announcement by the first major bank to have ever created its own digital coin, the ‘JPM Coin’, one wonders whether such an endorsement of blockchain technology by…

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GMX at the ELSA hosted Corporate & Finance Law Conference on 5 April 2019

The legal requirements pinning the corporate world open windows to several fascinating case studies which illustrate the law in practice and the ever evolving nature of legislation resulting from the impact of given verdicts. Referring to case studies inevitably offers much food for thought and debate among lawyers. What is even more significant is the…

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Malta Financial Services Authority partners with CipherTrace for Crypto Transaction Monitoring

The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) has announced[1] its partnership with the U.S. cybersecurity company CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring (‘CipherTrace’) in order to monitor and regulate the compliance of cryptocurrencies and virtual asset businesses licensed in Malta.  As a Supervisory Technology (‘SupTech’) tool, CipherTrace will facilitate MFSA’s management of money laundering and financing of terrorism risks…

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Women of Influence

*This interview has been published in Maritime Economies newspaper. 1.Are there specific business sectors where women managers can lead? I don’t believe that any business sectors should be exclusive to either men or a woman because such a system runs counter to gender inclusion and further inculcates gender bias. Moreover, I firmly believe that leadership…

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