The Competition Act, Chapter 379 of the Laws of Malta, is the main law regulating competition and providing for fair trading in Malta. It also enabled the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty. Since Malta is a member State of the EU, EU regulations and directives on competition, as transposed into Maltese law, form part of competition law in Malta.  

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority Act, Chapter 510 of the Laws of Malta, established the Authority whose purpose is to attain and maintain well-functioning markets for the benefit of consumers and economic operators. 
Maltese competition law is mainly based on the two sacrosanct principles of competition law, namely the anti-competitive agreement principle and the anti-abusive dominant position principle. 

Our lawyers can provide you with further information and advice on competition law, and can litigate any competition cases as may be referred to us.