30.04.2019

Company Formation and Management

Malta Double Tax Agreements

The Multilateral Instrument (‘MLI’) comes into force in Malta law as from the 1st of April 2019.

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12.04.2019

Company Formation and Management

VAT Treatment on a Yacht Lease in Malta

The Yachting industry has continued to develop in Malta over these past years. New Guidelines were published on the 28th of February 2019 with reference to the Use & Enjoyment Rules of leasing pleasure yachts by a Malta Registered entity.

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12.02.2019

Advisory and Structuring

Malta’s implementation of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive

Following the adoption of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive by the European Council, as with the other European Jurisdictions, Malta has been bound.....

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31.01.2019

Advisory and Structuring

A Status Update on the Virtual Financial Services Framework

The Malta Financial Services Authority (the ‘MFSA’) have published a circular with a status update on the VFA Framework.

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31.01.2019

Fund Formation and Management

Important Update on UCITS and AIF Depository Rules

The MFSA has issued a circular to Collective Investment Schemes and Depositories notifying them of upcoming changes covering the legal requirements of custodians under the UCITS and AIFMD Directives.

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17.01.2019

Fund Formation and Management

UK FCA Temporary Permissions Regime

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is drawing the attention of fund managers and investment firms licensed in Malta (Maltese Licensed Entities) that are currently passporting into the UK that they need to apply to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) so that they may carry on conducting their business within

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05.10.2018

Advisory and Structuring

DLT Legislation

Over the past year, the main stakeholders of Malta, including its political parties, parliament, government, and the financial, corporate and technological

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07.09.2018

Advisory and Structuring

Consultation Paper on the VFA Rules

The Malta Financial Service Authority (MFSA) has recently published a consultation document on the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) rules for VFA providers. This consultation, published on 31 August 2018......

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02.08.2018

Advisory and Structuring

MFSA’s rules for Virtual Financial Assets Agents

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is currently preparing the rules underpinning and substantiating the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act and the VFA Regulations.

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19.07.2018

Due Diligence

The impact of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

The 5th Anti-Money laundering directive has been adopted and entered into force on 9 July 2018 and should be fully implemented into national law by the various Member States into their national legislation by 10 January 2020

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