News

11
Oct, 2018

MFSA publishes a number of FAQs about the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) framewo...

The MFSA has published a document with a number of frequently asked questions in relation to the VFA framework. It provides key information on the VFA framework, on the classification of DLT ...

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04
Oct, 2018

The MGA publishes Guidelines on its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of VFAs...

The Malta Gaming Authority has published details on its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and Virtual Tokens and the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements ...

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26
Sep, 2018

Two new laws related to DLT come into force

By means of Legal Notices 306 and 307 of 2018 the Government of Malta has established the 1st November 2018 to be the date when the Innovative and Technology Arrangements and Services Act, 2 ...

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25
Sep, 2018

MDIA issues Guidance Notes for Systems Auditors

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) issued its first set of guidance notes aimed at assisting Service Providers and Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITA) Applicants when approac ...

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25
Sep, 2018

Circular to persons involved in DLT asset activity and services

The MFSA has on the 20th September, 2018 published a self-explanatory form to serve as a Data Collection Exercise in relation to DLT asset activity and services being carried in or from with ...

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20
Sep, 2018

Family Business Breakfast in Gozo

A Family Business Breakfast was organised by the Gozo Business Chamber on the 18th September 2018 at Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa in Sannat, Gozo.  A number of well-known business per ...

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10
Sep, 2018

Notice of office closure

We would like to inform our clients, suppliers and colleagues that our offices will be closed for a day on Tuesday 11th September 2018.  We will return back to the office on Wednesday 1 ...

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07
Sep, 2018

MFSA Publishes a Consultation Paper Aimed at Raising the Bar for VFA Agents

The MFSA has on the 4th September 2018 published the ‘Consultation paper on Raising the Bar for VFA Agents’, whose main aim is to ensure that only persons with the right competen ...

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03
Sep, 2018

Consultation Paper on the VFA Rules for VFA Service Providers

The MFSA has on the 31st August  2018 published the ‘Consultation paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service Providers’. These Rules will eventually be inco ...

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08
Aug, 2018

Increase of Threshold for Small Traders

As announced in the Budget for 2018 and by means of LN 163 of 2018,  the turnover threshold under which service providers remain eligible for registration under article 11 has been incr ...

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02
Aug, 2018

OECD’s Multilateral tax treaty instrument enters into force

The OECD’s Multilateral tax treaty instrument  (“MLI”) entered into force on 1 July 2018 after the ratification of the said instrument by 5 countries, namely Austria, ...

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02
Aug, 2018

Consultation paper on the Virtual Financial Asset rules for VFA Issuers

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published the ‘Consultation paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for Issuers of Virtual Financial Assets’. These Rules wi ...

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30
Jul, 2018

MFSA Publishes the Financial Instrument Test

The Malta Financial Services Authority has recently published the Financial Instrument Test, which will apply to issuers offering DLT assets to the public as well as to individuals providing ...

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30
Jul, 2018

Malta Digital Innovation Authority set up with effect from 15 July 2018

By means of Legal Notice 250 of 2018, the Minister for the Digital Economy has established the 15th of July, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of the Malta Digital Innovation Authorit ...

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24
Jul, 2018

Malta publishes three new laws regulating blockchain

Malta has on the 20th July 2018, published the much awaited innovative legislation regulating blockchain.  The three new legislative acts were recently approved by the Maltese Parliamen ...

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Corporate Taxation
in Malta

Maltese companies are subject to tax at the rate of 35% on their world wide income and capital gains.   Malta grants various fiscal incentives to both companies and their shareholders upon distribution of a dividend.  Malta is a membe...

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Setting up a Company
in Malta

Setting up a company in Malta is a relatively straight forward procedure and can be set up within 2 working days, provided we are in receipt of all the information, funds and due diligence documentation we need. The Act that regulates Malte...

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Taking up Residence
in Malta

Warm climate, friendly people, excellent communication infrastructures, low criminality and many other features of the Maltese islands have made Malta an excellent destination for people to take up residence in. Moreover low rates of taxati...

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Remote Gaming
in Malta

In the last few years, a large number of remote gaming operators have established themselves in Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority has to date issued over 400 licenses. The Gaming Licenses  There are four (4) different gaming licenses that a prospective applicant may apply for, being:&nb...

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Payment Institutions
in Malta

Malta has become a destination of choice for the setting up of Payment Institutions (also referred to as Payment Services Providers or PSPs).  A number of advantages has contributed to this success, mainly but not limited to the fiscal incentives granted not only to the payment institutions ...

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Electronic Money Institutions
in Malta

Malta has recently seen an increase in the number of Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) looking to set up their operations in Malta.  This has been largely due to the growth in the e-commerce and the i-gaming industries.  Such EMIs are regulated by the Financial Institutions Act and t...

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Services
in Malta

Malta has always been on the forefront of technology and innovation.  In the past months, a number of initiatives have been launched, aimed at establishing an innovative and attractive regulatory framework for entities operating in blockchain (and distributed ledger technologies), virtual cu...

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Prospects – Services of a Corporate Advisor
in Malta

‘Prospects’ is a new platform set up by the Malta Stock Exchange in line with its commitment to open up new capital market opportunities, create economies of scale and to afford businesses more competitiveness and sustainability.  Through ‘Prospects’, SME’s wil...

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Assistance to Family Businesses
in Malta

Malta has recently introduced legislation to encourage good governance in the management of family businesses, to assist family businesses to operate their business in an efficient way and to assist such family businesses to transfer their business from one generation to the other.  Malta is...

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