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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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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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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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DZ&A at The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam

November 22, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Seminars & Conferences,Shipping   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam

Matthew Cassar has recently represented the firm and participated in the Amsterdam Superyacht Forum held on the 18th to the 20th of November 2019. The Superyacht Group has been involved in delivering events through which they bridge professionals and brands in an environment which allows for debate and the collaboration of experienced and up and […]

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EC approves Malta tonnage tax scheme

February 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Shipping,Tax   |   Comments Off on EC approves Malta tonnage tax scheme

The European Commission has granted its conditional approval of the Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme for a period of 10 years. The scheme was assessed under European Union State aid rules and it was found to ensure a level playing field between Maltese and other European Shipping Companies whilst also attracting ship registration towards Europe. The […]

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DZ&A at the MIM Yacht & Superyacht Symposium 2016

June 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Seminars & Conferences,Shipping   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at the MIM Yacht & Superyacht Symposium 2016

  Anndrea Mercieca, from David Zahra & Associates Advocates, recently attended ‘The Yacht & Superyacht Symposium 2016′. The event was held on 9 June 2016 at the Westin Dragonara Resort and was organised by the Malta Institute of Management (“MIM”). The symposium focused on yachting within the European territories and the advantages introduced by various jurisdictions […]

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Appointment to MMLA Executive

May 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Malta,Shipping   |   Comments Off on Appointment to MMLA Executive

Anndrea Moran, Senior Associate at David Zahra & Associates Advocates, has recently been appointed an executive committee member of the Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA). Anndrea has been a member of the MMLA since July 2013. The MMLA is a non-profit making voluntary organisation which was set up in 1994. The MMLA aims to promote […]

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DZ&A at ‘London on Water’ boat show

May 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Aviation,Seminars & Conferences,Shipping   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at ‘London on Water’ boat show

DZ&A has recently attended the ‘London on Water’ boat show organised at St Katharine’s Dock as well as the Superyacht Owners’ Summit at Old Billingsgate, in London. St Katherine’s Dock showed off the new lines from Princess and Sunseeker. Old Billingsgate, on the other hand, showcased an array of services offered relating to land, air and sea. […]

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Malta flag continues to register record growth

October 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Malta,Shipping   |   Comments Off on Malta flag continues to register record growth

Transport Malta’s annual report, published in January 2015, stated that as at the end of December 2014, the number of ships registered under the Merchant Shipping Act stood at 6,667 for a total gross tonnage of 57.9 million. This result continues to consolidate Malta’s position as the largest European ship register and one of the ten largest […]

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DZ&A in Ship2Shore Malta Supplement

August 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Malta,Publications,Shipping   |   Comments Off on DZ&A in Ship2Shore Malta Supplement

Malta’s position as a key player in the world’s maritime industry has led to the establishment of a reputable flag of choice, confidence and quality, through the open Maltese register for ships, bareboat charters and mortgages. This was highlighted by David Zahra in an article published in a Special Supplement dedicated to ‘Malta: Transport Shipping & […]

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