Phyllis Aquilina

Sciberras & Lia (Valletta)
Lawyer (Partner)

Phyllis Aquilina studied law at the University of Malta (LL.D) and at the University of London where she read LL.M in European and Comparative Law. Phyllis was admitted to the bar in Malta in 2005 and has been for the past eight years practising law at Sciberras & Lia Advocates (Valletta). Her research interest mainly lies in private law and european law and she is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Articles

43414 Bulletin

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal upholds NCA’s request not to exhibit documents obtained in the course of its investigations which were not used for rejecting the complaint (The Hon. Joe Mizzi)

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ’MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ’Director’) applied to the Competition and Consumer Affairs Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as ’Tribunal’), (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal rejects the national competition authority’s claim to be party in proceedings reviewing its decisions, but allows it a limited right to attend and participate in such proceedings

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ’MCA’), the Director General (Competition) (hereinafter referred to as ’Director’) applied to the Competition and Consumer Affairs Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as ’Tribunal’), following (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading rejects a freight forwarder’s claim of abuse of dominance against a carrier’s agent (Central Marine Limited / Focal Maritime Service Company Limited)

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission’) to review its (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading condemns a compagny for illicit anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of dominance in the cigarette market (Austria Tabak (Malta) / Central Cigarette Company)

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta , hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission’) to review its (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading finds that the national airline’s decision to reduce the commission payable to travel agents for flight bookings does not fall foul of the rules of fair competition (Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Agents / Air Malta)

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission’) to review its (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading condemns the transport regulator’s unfairly discriminatory treatment against open top buses operator (Spiteri - Garden of Eden/Malta Transport Authority)

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Garden of Eden is a Maltese commercial undertaking operating in the public and private transport markets in Malta. It was originally owned and operated by Mr. Angelo Spiteri. Following the latter’s death, applicants inherited this business concern and continued in its operation. In 1993, Angelo (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Competition Authority extends interim measures to suspend restrictive practices likely to cause serious, immediate and irreparable prejudice to competition (Melita Cable)

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Following the decision of the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Commission’) dated 19 May 2006, and in terms of Article 15(7) of Maltese Competition Act, the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) and a competitor (Multiplus (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading strikes down finding of abuse of dominance in the market of cereals while briefly reviewing State aids issue (Federated Mills)

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Federated Mills plc, an undertaking importing wheat, and selling processed flour to retailers in Malta, requested the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Director), to submit for review to the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘the (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading strikes down trade restrictive clauses in an exclusive poultry supply agreement (Buxon Poultry vs Poultry Cooperative and Abela)

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Buxon Poultry Limited requested the Court of Magistrates (Malta) to find defendants Koperattiva tat-Tjur Limited (Poultry Cooperative Limited) and Emmanuel Abela liable in solidum in favour of claimant to pay a penalty of LM5,000. Claimant alleged that said penalty was due as a result of (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Malta Commission for Fair Trading upheld as abusive the commercial practices of a private hospital and quashes subsidiary legislation stipulating prices of blood products supplied to private medical undertakings (Malta’s National Blood Transfusion Service)

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This case started with a complaint filed with the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) by Medical Laboratory Services Limited and Golden Shepherd Group Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘complainants’), two undertakings operating different private (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading takes interim measures in order to suspend restrictive practices in the transmission and retransmission of leading sport events sector (Melita Cable)

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In terms of Article 15 of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission’) to take interim (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Competition Commission overturns a ruling of the Director of Office of Fair Trading and proclaims that a public body constitutes an ?undertaking’ for competition law purposes (Bargain Holidays - European Air Bargains / Malta Tourism Authority)

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Article 14 of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’) requires the Director of the Office of Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) to examine the admissibility or otherwise of any complaint submitted to his office. Although the law (...)

Phyllis Aquilina The Maltese Competition Commission confirms cease-and-desist order for finding of price-fixing and other collusive behaviour between undertakings operating at retail level (“Supermarkets”)

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In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA’), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director’) applied to the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission’), following (...)

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