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DZ&A joins public interest litigation network launched by Daphne foundation

September 27, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Malta   |   Comments Off on DZ&A joins public interest litigation network launched by Daphne foundation

David Zahra & Associates Advocates are excited to join the Public Interest Litigation Network (PILN), led by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, which has just been launched. As Malta’s first independent network for public interest cases, the foundation said that PILN’s purpose is to promote awareness of policy and legal systems based on the rule […]

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The Use of Cash (Restriction) Regulations 2021

September 27, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Malta,Publications   |   Comments Off on The Use of Cash (Restriction) Regulations 2021

The Use of Cash (Restriction) Regulations (the “Regulations”) have been introduced to combat money laundering and criminal activity in certain sectors involving cash payments. By virtue of the Regulations, it is now a criminal offence to make or receive payment or carry out cash transactions of €10,000 or more (or its equivalent in any other […]

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Minimum Wage for Seafarers Increased

July 30, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Employment,Shipping   |   Comments Off on Minimum Wage for Seafarers Increased

The recent amendments to the Seamen Wages Council Wage Regulation Order (Subsidiary Legislation 452.51) (the “Order”) by virtue of Legal Notice 469 of 2020 brought about an increase in the minimum wage of certain categories of seafarers in order to reflect an increase in the cost of living. The amendment came into force on 1 […]

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Amendments to the Companies Act Proposed

July 30, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Company law   |   Comments Off on Amendments to the Companies Act Proposed

Amendments are being proposed to the Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta (the “Act”) through Bill No. 233 of 2021 (the “Bill”). These amendments deal with the required qualifications for an individual to be a director of a company, the registration of electronic addresses and the obligation of every company to have […]

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DZ&A ranked in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate List

July 30, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News   |   Comments Off on DZ&A ranked in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate List

David Zahra & Associates Advocates (DZ&A) has maintained its rank as a Tier 2 law firm in the Financial and Corporate practice area in this year’s edition of the IFLR1000 rankings. The IFLR1000 is an independent reviewer of the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, carrying out research and tracking legal market […]

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Covid-19 Vaccination at The Workplace – GDPR Implications

June 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   COVID-19,Employment   |   Comments Off on Covid-19 Vaccination at The Workplace – GDPR Implications

With the vaccine rollout well underway and employees starting to return to the work place, employers are asking many questions in relation to their employees vaccination status. Krista Ellul and Kurt Portelli have delved into this and answer a few of these questions. Can employers require employees to disclose their vaccination status? What should the […]

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Amendments proposed to Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

June 10, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Employment   |   Comments Off on Amendments proposed to Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

Presently on the agenda of the House of Representatives is a Bill tabling legislative amendments to the Persons with Disability (Employment) Act, Chapter 210 of the Laws of Malta (the “Act”). The central aim of the Act is to promote and push for the employment of persons with disability. The main objective of the Bill […]

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David Zahra on IFSP Panel on new CSP Rulebook

April 29, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Company law,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on David Zahra on IFSP Panel on new CSP Rulebook

As the new Company Service Providers Rulebook was issued on 15th March 2021, and the impeding deadline for the filing of applications for new applicants (16th May 2021), a number of matters are left to be clarified. On 7 May 2021, the IFSP will be organising a session on the “CSP Rulebook and Applications: Q&A […]

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A new regulatory framework for Company Service Providers

March 22, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Company law,Malta   |   Comments Off on A new regulatory framework for Company Service Providers

The Company Service Providers (Amendment) Act, 2020 (Amendment Act) was enacted last year through Act No. L of 2020. The Amendment Act has since come into force on 16 March 2021, introducing the new Company Service Providers (CSPs) regulatory regime. First and foremost, under the new CSP regime, CSPs shall now be ‘authorised’ by the […]

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Amendments to HQP Rules

February 26, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Malta,Tax   |   Comments Off on Amendments to HQP Rules

Legal Notice 29 of 2021 has amended the Highly Qualified Persons Rules (the ‘HQP Rules’) with effect from 31 December 2020. Firstly, non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who remain in Malta beyond the four-year period shall no longer be subject to the claw-back of benefits. Furthermore, the possibility of a one-time extension of the benefit, for a period […]

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