17.09.2019

Advisory and Structuring

MFSA’s Assessment of Possible Brexit Impact on Key Areas of Financial Markets

As the UK Government steps up its efforts to achieve Brexit by the current deadline, which is 31 October, the probability of a Hard Brexit ....

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23.08.2019

Advisory and Structuring

Temporary passporting rights to UK entities granted by the MFSA

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) have recently released an update regarding UK licensed investment funds, asset managers and investment firms also known as ‘UK entities’ passporting into Malta.

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30.04.2019

Advisory and Structuring

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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12.02.2019

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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07.09.2018

Fintech

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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19.07.2018

Corporate

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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25.05.2018

Fintech

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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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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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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26.06.2016

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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