On 26 November 2020, the Business Registration Regulation for Freight Forwarding Services was published. The Regulation aims to improve the quality of freight forwarding services in the Maldives and standardise the industry.
A case concerning the courts’ powers in granting interim injunction order in court actions related to arbitral proceedings, in which the High Court of the Maldives held that the Court has the same powers as the arbitral tribunal to render interim orders in such cases related to arbitral proceedings
On 26 November 2020, the Shipping Agency Regulation was published. The Regulation contains the standards and procedures to be followed by shipping agencies providing services to cargo vessels arriving to a Maldivian port.
An appeal concerning the validity of a lease contract in which the Supreme Court held that the contract cannot be void or deemed voidable on the grounds that it impedes the obligations of a father to provide shelter to the child.
An appeal where the Supreme Court considered when new evidence can be adduced during the appeal at the Supreme Court. The Court established the criteria that needs to be met before leave to adduce new evidence on an appeal can be granted.