Competition Law

Aequitas Legal offers specialist legal advice on both EU and Maltese Competition law. Particularly, our lawyers work closely with clients within the manufacturing and automobile industries that seek product distribution.. Our experienced lawyers offer expert, commercially-oriented legal advice on a broad range of competition-related issues.

Maltese competition law is detailed in the Competition Act, which closely mirrors the competition laws of the European Union. Recent modernisation within the EU has given more regulatory and enforcement powers to national competition authorities.

As a result, there has been significant increase in the number of transactions that have been subject to legal review, and an increased need for high levels of diligence for the avoidance of such infringements.

Aequitas Legal’s Competition Department is well versed in drafting and vetting agreements for the Firm’s clients – with a particular emphasis on distribution agreements – in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of both the Maltese Competition Act and all aspects of EU competition law.

We are also able to offer legal advice with regards to various competition law issues including anti-competitive practices such as cartels and collusion, monopolies, abuse of dominance, privatisation, state aid and the treatment of intellectual property.

The Aequitas Legal Competition Team comprises a number of field experts. Our anti-trust lawyers have advised on a broad range of issues including those involving state aid and public authorities. Our lawyers have also worked extensively with clients in the manufacturing, distribution and automotive industries. One of our latest projects includes advising one of the new entrants to Malta’s LPG supply network. Our lawyers are known for helping clients achieve their commercial objectives whilst ensuring compliance with all aspects of Maltese and EU Anti-Trust regulation.

Aequitas Legal is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and the international Mulitlaw Network. Its subsidiary, Aequitas Trust & Fiduciary Limited, is a licensed trustee, nominee and administrator of foundations regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority. Aequitas Legal and Aequitas Trust & Fiduciary are both registered at Second Floor, Valletta Buildings, South Street, Valletta, Malta. Whilst every effort is made to achieve complete accuracy no information contained on this site represents advice and Aequitas Legal and Aequitas Trust & Fiduciary Limited accept no liability whatsoever for any errors or omissions. By using this website you agree to its terms of services, our privacy policy can be viewed here.


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