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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08.08.2019

Company Formation

Amendments to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations

The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 has been put into place on 12th July 2019.

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06.08.2019

Yachting and Aviation

Registering an Aircraft in Malta

In 2010, the Aircraft Registration Malta Act came into force, the main aim of this act is to regulate the registration of an aircraft in accordance with Maltese law. The Act also takes into consideration the registration and enforcement of aircraft mortgages and the implementation of the Cape Town Convention.

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01.08.2019

Fintech

Malta on the Verge of Regulating Security Tokens

The proposed STO policy proposal is a sound and responsible further step on Malta’s journey to become the premier DLT jurisdiction in the world.

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31.07.2019

Fintech

Malta to Set Up Europe’s First Government Agency Run on Blockchain

Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation in the Government of Malta, declared that Malta Business Registry (MBR) would become the first government agency to be run on a blockchain-based system as well as artificial intelligence.

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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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12.04.2019

Yachting and Aviation

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

Fintech

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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