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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25.05.2018

Advisory and Structuring

Malta publishes its new DLT Bills

The Maltese government published three bills on the regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Virtual Currencies (VCs) on 22 May 2018.

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23.05.2018

Advisory and Structuring

Inflation – A Brief History of a Cunning Plan

Did you know that inflation is a very cunning form of indirect taxation? Well, what else would you call a government ploy that reduces the value of its money?

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16.03.2018

Advisory and Structuring

Malta Gaming Authority - A New Gaming Bill in the Maltese Parliament

A new gaming bill has been tabled in the Parliament of Malta. On 13 March 2018, the Hon. Silvio Schembri, the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, tabled a motion in Parliament for the first reading of a new gaming bill.

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01.01.2018

Advisory and Structuring

MFSA prepares to develop cryptocurrency framework - Discussion paper on ICOs and virtual currencies consultation period comes to a close 11th January 2018

The Malta Financial Service Authority (the ‘MFSA’), Malta’s regulator for the Financial Services industry, published the consultation document in November 2017

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24.09.2017

Advisory and Structuring

Bitcoin Basics

Bitcoin, virtual currencies, crypto currencies, digital currencies, blockchain, smart contracts, peer-to-peer, private keys, public keys, API’s, DLT, altcoins, coins prefixed with the vulgar term for faeces, tokens, ICOs - even the terminology is evolving at a pace that is hard to keep up with. So what is all the fuss about? Let us start with the first term on this list - Bitcoin.

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19.05.2017

Advisory and Structuring
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26.06.2016

Due Diligence

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) - Be Prepared...

The CRS is an information exchange system released with the aim of combating cross border tax fraud and tax evasion using offshore financial accounts and that of reinforcing the protection of the proper functioning of tax structures.

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03.03.2016

Advisory and Structuring

Mauritius defers the implementation of Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Information

The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) had issued a communique on the 22nd December 2015 to inform its' stakeholders that the Ministry of Finance has already notified the OECD that the implementation date regarding the adoption of Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Information (CRS), initially set for the 1st January 2016, has been deferred.

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