Mark Caruana Scicluna
Published on February 3, 2016
Tags: Depositary Liability, ESMA, MFSA, UCITS V
Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released its questions and answers (Q&As) on the new UCITS V Directive. To the delight of stakeholders, ESMA has given UCITS and UCITS Management Companies considerable breathing space to update fund documentation ahead of UCITS V.
Published on January 29, 2016
Tags: Arbitration, Commercial Law, Insolvency Law, Justice Reform - Malta
General Commercial & Contract Law
This article was published in The Business Observer, 28 January 2016.
Published on January 28, 2016
Tags: Aircraft Registration Act, Aviation
This article was first published in Id-Dritt (Commemorative Edition) 2015.The article has been updated with data as on January 2016.
Published on January 15, 2016
Tags: Dispute Resolution, Litigation
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
On the 12th January 2016, in Bărbulescu vs Romania (application number 61496/08) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention of Human Rights.
Published on December 23, 2015
Tags: AML-CFT, anti-money laundering, Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism
Prevention of Money Laundering
On the 20th February, 2015 Act No. III of 2015 was published making various amendments to the PMLA (Cap. 373 of the Laws of Malta) (as well as, to a lesser extent, to the Criminal Code and to the Professional Secrecy Act).
Published on December 22, 2015
Tags: Financial Services, Trust and Trustees Act, Trustees, Trusts
Financial Markets Regulation, Trusts & Foundations
With effect from the 1st December, 2015, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) – the single regulator for the financial services industry in Malta since 2002 - has published a revised version of the Personal Questionnaire Form.
Published on December 17, 2015
Tags: Corporate Finance, Tax
Corporate Finance, General Commercial & Contract Law, Taxation
This interview with Dr Max Ganado was first published on maltaprofile.info.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Stephan Piazza
The OECD's new measures on base erosion and profit shifting have caused much uncertainty for companies throughout Europe. However, as Malta already has a transparent tax system in place, this could prove to be a positive step, Max Ganado tells MaltaProfile.
Published on December 7, 2015
Tags: maritime, Shipping
Ship Registration, Shipping Compliance, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties, Yacht & Superyacht Registration
Issue 19 of the GANADO Advocates' Shipping and Maritime Law Newsletter has just been published.
Christine Cassar Naudi
Published on December 2, 2015
Tags: Companies Act, Corporate Finance, EU Accounting Directive
A number of changes were recently made to the Companies Act as a result of the transposition of the EU's Accounting Directive. Some of the amendments introduce new requirements relating to the format of accounts and certain reporting by Maltese companies (new Third and Fourth Schedules).
Matthew Bianchi, Matthew Brincat, Nadia Cassar, Elaine Magri, Christopher Mallia, Tanya Causon, Stephanie Cassar, Lara Pace, Julian Caruana
Published on November 4, 2015
Tags: Insurance, Pensions, Reinsurance
Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
Issue 40 of the Insurance and Private Pension Law Newsletter is now available for downloading.