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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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UK citizens still eligible to register vessel under Malta flag

February 05, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Malta,Shipping   |   Comments Off on UK citizens still eligible to register vessel under Malta flag

Despite Brexit, citizens of the United Kingdom, whether residing or not residing in Malta, will remain eligible to register a vessel under the Malta flag. A timely amendment has been made to the Ships Eligible for Registration Regulations with the enactment of legal notice 466 of 2020. The right granted to individual citizens of the […]

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National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office set up

August 24, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Company law,Malta   |   Comments Off on National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office set up

Malta has set up the National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office, intended to screen and vet potential applications for foreign direct investment into Malta. The scope and remit of the Office shall be to screen new FDI projects, joint ventures with a foreign component and the transfer of any shares and/or controlling interests in existing […]

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Cell companies introduced for shipping and aviation

July 21, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Aviation,Company law,Shipping   |   Comments Off on Cell companies introduced for shipping and aviation

The introduction of the Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations (the “Regulations”), has allowed companies in the shipping and aviation industry to create cell companies. Similarly, a company already engaged in such business may convert its structure into a cell company, provided that such change is authorised by the memorandum and articles of […]

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Grounds for disqualification of directors widened

July 14, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Company law   |   Comments Off on Grounds for disqualification of directors widened

Following the implementation of Act No. XXXI of 2020 (the “Amendments”), the Companies Act (Cap 387 of the laws of Malta) (the “Act”) has undergone several amendments in relation to the disqualification of directors. Prior to the Amendments, the grounds for disqualification of a director were limited to interdiction, incapacitation, minors (if not emancipated), a […]

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Additional BO obligations introduced

July 14, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Company law   |   Comments Off on Additional BO obligations introduced

The coming into force of Legal Notice 247 of 2020 has made further amendments to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 (the “Regulations”). Whilst previously, the Regulations imposed no annual filing requirement in relation to beneficial ownership information, the newly introduced Regulation 6A stipulates that  upon  each anniversary from a company’s date […]

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