News

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, ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More
23
Jul, 2018

ACT holds its second annual day conference

On the 20th July 2018, ACT held its second annual day conference for its members of staff at the Westin Dragonara Resort St. Julian’s. Three key note speakers were invited. Dr. Karl Sa ...

Read More
19
Jul, 2018

The FIAU issues implementing procedures for the remote gaming sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (GIAU) has today issued the Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to the remote gaming sector.  This document focuses, and provides ...

Read More
16
Jul, 2018

Consultation Paper on the VFAs rules for VFA agents

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued a consultation document, the purpose of which is to prepare the rules applicable to operators in this new financial services industry ...

Read More
09
Jul, 2018

MFSA issues a Consultation Paper on VFA Regulations

The Virtual Financial Assets Act (‘VFAA’) grants the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) the power to make regulations to give effect to the provisions of the said Act.&nbs ...

Read More
02
Jul, 2018

Tax Credit (Construction Waste Recycling) Rules

New rules were introduced by virtue of which tax credits will be granted to persons who are in possession of a permit issued by the Environment and Resources Authority for the acceptance in ...

Read More
08
Jun, 2018

Southridge, Mellieħa designated as a Special Designated Area (SDA)

By means of L.N. 181 of 2018 entitled IMMOVABLE PROPERTY (ACQUISITION BY NON-RESIDENTS) ACT (CAP. 246), Southridge in Mellieħa has been designated as a Special Designated Area.  Th ...

Read More
08
Jun, 2018

New Treaty with The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

By means of LN 182 of 2018, the Government of Malta has published the text of a new double taxation agreement with Ethiopia.  In terms of Articles 11 and 12 of the treaty, the two count ...

Read More
04
Jun, 2018

Maltese Parliament approves the New Gaming Act

The Maltese Parliament has during the month of May 2018 approved the third and final reading of the new Gaming Act, which shall elevate the jurisdictional profile of Malta from a regulatory ...

Read More
04
Jun, 2018

VAT Grouping introduced in Malta

On the 22nd May 2018, the Government of Malta published LN 162 of 2018, a new Legal Notice entitled ‘Value Added Tax (Regulation as a Single Taxable Person) Regulations, 2018.  Th ...

Read More
29
May, 2018

Malta Government publishes three Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) bills

The Malta Government has recently published three bills which when enacted in Parliament will implement a framework for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The Malta Digital innovation Aut ...

Read More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

Remote Gaming
in Malta

Malta was the first EU Member State to specifically regulate the remote gaming industry in 2004 and has ever since established itself as one of the prime jurisdictions for remote gaming operators. The Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) is the regulatory of gaming in Malta. The success o...

Learn More

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 ...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

Members of