Leonard Bonello, James Debono
Published on April 8, 2016
Tags: financial industry, Fintech, investment services
Banking Regulatory, E-Money & Payment Services, Financial Markets Regulation, Investment Services Regulation
Relatively unheard of before the beginning of this decade, the word “fintech” (financial technology) has swiftly established its place in everyday language and made it into the Oxford Dictionary. In fact, Bloomberg acknowledged that this term was everybody’s buzzword during the World Economic Forum held in Davos in January.
Matthew Xerri, George Bugeja
Published on April 7, 2016
Tags: Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Registration, Aviation, Cape Town Convention
Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Registration
This Q&A provides a high level overview of key practical issues including financing options for purchasing aircrafts; registration and deregistration requirements; transfer of title; security, including aircraft mortgages; transfer of security; enforcement of security and repossession; and application of the Cape Town Convention.
Louis Cassar Pullicino, Annalise Papa, Paul Micallef Grimaud, Stephen Attard, Matthew Brincat, Antoine G. Cremona, Christine Cassar Naudi, Julian Caruana, Lara Pace, Nikolai Muscat Farrugia, Philip Formosa, Philip Mifsud, Sylvann Aquilina Zahra
Published on April 6, 2016
Tags: Business Vehicles, Competition, Corporate Finance, Data Protection, Employment, Foreign Investment, intellectual property, M&A, Product Liability, Product Safety, Tax
Competition, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Data Protection & Privacy, E-Money & Payment Services, Employment & Industrial Relations, General Commercial & Contract Law, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Trademark Registration
The Q&A guide to doing business in Malta gives an overview of key recent developments affecting doing business in Malta as well as an introduction to the legal system; foreign investment, including restrictions, currency regulations and incentives; and business vehicles and their relevant restrictions and liabilities.
Published on April 4, 2016
Tags: AIFMD, Investment Funds, MFSA, Notified Alternative Investor Funds
On the 11th February 2016, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) announced the launch of a new framework to be referred to as the Notified Alternative Investment Funds regime (the “Notified AIFs”). This new regime is expected to solve time to market issues being faced by a number of AIFMs wishing to launch AIFs and market them to investors in a tight time frame to meet market opportunities.
Matthew Bianchi, Matthew Brincat, Elaine Magri, Nadia Cassar, Tanya Causon, Stephanie Cassar, Lara Pace, Julian Caruana, Nicholas Curmi
Published on March 30, 2016
Tags: Insurance, Pensions, Reinsurance
Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation, Pensions Regulatory
Issue 41 of the Insurance and Pension Law Newsletter is now available.
Anthony Cremona, Abigail Galea
Published on March 17, 2016
Tags: Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Prevention of Money Laundering
The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU 849/2015) was published on the 20 May 2015 and was intended to be transposed into Member States’ national legislation by the 26th June 2017.
Published on March 8, 2016
Tags: Income Tax, Stamp Duty, Tax Guidelines
Taxation, Trusts & Foundations
The Maltese Inland Revenue recently published two Tax Guidelines providing an interpretation as to when immovable property can be deemed to have been settled on trust for Maltese income tax and stamp duty purposes.
Published on March 4, 2016
Tags: Maltese Limited Partnership, Private Equity, Venture Capital
This article was first published in HFMWeek Special Report - Malta 2016 (February 2016).
Louis Cassar Pullicino
André Zerafa of GANADO Advocates studies the Maltese limited partnership as a vehicle for private equity and venture capital strategies.
Published on March 1, 2016
Tags: Maritime Litigation, private sale of vessels, Ship Litigation
Admiralty & Maritime Litigation, Litigation, Arbitration & ADR, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
In a judgment delivered on the 18th February 2016 in the case Pacific Seaways Shipbuilding Inc vs m.v. Kay, the Civil Court, First Hall, approved a private sale of a ship in favour of a mortgagee who had enforced its rights against the ship after the shipowner had defaulted on its obligations. This decision is novel and welcome as it enables a creditor who has an executive title in accordance with Maltese Law, in this case the mortgagee, to request the Court to approve the private sale of the ship in its favour and to order that the price determined for the sale of the ship be set off against the amounts of the claim due to the same execution creditor.
Published on February 24, 2016
Tags: EETC, EMTC, Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate, Enhanced Maritime Trust Certificates, Maritime Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets
This article was first published in Lawyer Issue (18th January 2016).