Blockchain – the backbone of tomorrow’s digital ports

Picture the scene. An autonomous truck fully loaded with goods leaving the warehouse and arriving without a hitch at its destination almost 200 km away.  The stuff of a millennial James Bond movie? The latest commercial going viral? No, this is October 2016 when a self-driving semi-trailer heaped with Budweiser wheeled its way across the…

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Blockchain Technology Vs. GDPR: Conflict Resolution Required

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as blockchain technology may both be lauded for having reached evolutionary milestones in their respective fields of data privacy and innovative technologies.  Combining these fields is however giving rise to unprecedented concerns. Although GDPR and blockchain technology protect data, ironically data protection compliance is turning out to…

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Restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts

It is rather common for an employment contract to include a clause restraining an employee from exercising his trade/profession following the termination of said employment, particularly in the case of employees who are employed in a position of trust and whose role makes them privy to certain business contacts, trade secrets or other information which…

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Drones without Groans

Soaring. Flying. Whirling. Hovering. Diving. Landing. All at the press of a button. Civil drones are the 21st century dancers in the sky. Tech savvy consumers have fallen in love with them and the romance is set to endure as technological advances have jaw-dropping models hit the market every few months. DJI Mavic 2, Mavic…

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Chew Over Your Week

TGIF is what helps us to wake up and goad us on at the end of a long week of slog. And given our 24/7 wired lives I’ve got a good hunch that its sheer relief is more necessary than ever. So, anyone in the working world would probably come down on me with a…

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GMX donation to L’ Istrina

In true Christmas spirit, GMX happily donated to the ever worthy L-Istrina initiative – the annual Boxing Day fixture on the Community Chest Find calendar. While the collection of funds is important to help out people in need, at GMX we also give importance to the joy of giving.  This has always been our CSR…

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Do you know your passenger rights?

GMX puts you in the picture   Short-haul or long-haul, boarding a plane to go on holiday or a business trip has become so common that we rarely think of the legal issues that may arise beyond cancellation, delays and luggage lost or damaged in transit. Same for sea-travel. Even those who are sticklers for…

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A look through 2018 major developments

Income tax LN 37 of 2018 – introduced a notional interest deduction (NID) allowed to be utilized by undertakings on profits allocated to the Foreign Income account (FIA) and the Maltese taxed account (MTA) equivalent to a % calculated by reference to the yield to maturity on Malta Government stocks with a remaining term of…

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Vacancy Corporate Lawyer – Associate

Description: Gauci-Maistre Xynou (GMX Law Firm) is a dynamically developing Greco-Maltese law firm having its head office in Malta. Due to the increase in work and the expansion process being undertaken by GMX, the firm is currently looking to recruit a corporate lawyer to join its Valletta office on a full-time basis. The Corporate Lawyer,…

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Vacancy Corporate Lawyer – Junior Associate

Description: Gauci-Maistre Xynou (GMX Law Firm) is a dynamically developing Greco-Maltese law firm having its head office in Malta. Due to the increase in work and the expansion process being undertaken by GMX, the firm is currently looking to recruit a corporate lawyer to join its Valletta office on a full-time basis. The Corporate Lawyer,…

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