IURIS offers advice on a range of competition law issues, which disputes tend to be determined by the Office for Competition in Malta or by the Superior Courts in Malta. We have pursued a number of competition law infringement complaints and initiated legal action on behalf of clients over matters of competition and abuse of dominance in areas such as public procurement, state aid, licensing and distribution, mergers and acquisitions.
IURIS boasts an extensive corporate client base, representing a cross-section of local businesses and foreign enterprises. This, together with the sound practice IURIS law firm enjoys in employment law and industrial relations, has exposed IURIS lawyers to the complexities of competition law. This is why clients often entrust us from Memorandum of Understanding stage up to the closing of any joint venture, merger or acquisition, ensuring that such deals do not involve concerted practices which may obstruct, restrict or distort competition on the Maltese market. In employment matters we advise on restrictive practices such as restraint to trade clauses which may fall foul of the Malta Competition Act and other applicable laws and regulations. Other matters which necessitate an eye for detail in competition law include supply/delivery agreements, franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements and service agreements.
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