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iGaming Law | Sep 27, 2018

MGA Issues New Guidance on Gaming Intermediaries

The Malta Gaming Authority (the ‘Authority’) has issued a new guidance note which further clarifies the regulatory treatment of gaming “intermediaries” under the new Gaming...

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Banking & Finance | Sep 25, 2018

Virtual Financial Assets Act and Innovate Technology Arrangements and Services Act coming into force on the 1st November 2018

The Maltese Government has published the long-awaited legal notices establishing the 1st November 2018 as the date on which the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA)...

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Malta Residence and Visa Programme Private Clients, Citizenship & Residence | Sep 20, 2018

Amendments to the Malta Residence and Visa Regulations

On the 14th September 2018, a number of amendments made to the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations (‘Regulations’) (S.L. 217.18), were published in an...

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Banking & Finance | Sep 10, 2018

Consultation Paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service Providers

On Friday 31st August, the MFSA published a consultation document outlining the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Rules for VFA Service Providers, (which include VFA [Crypto]Exchanges)....

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Latest Articles


Banking & Finance | Sep 19, 2018

Fintech in Malta – Q&As

Authors: Dr. Andrew J. Zammit, Dr. Kurt Hyzler and Mr. Josef Cardona Payments What are the sources of payments law in your jurisdiction? In terms...

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Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Creation of Bespoke Trust Structures | Aug 30, 2018

Challenges, Success and Succession of Family Businesses in Malta

Authors: Dr Andrew J Zammit and Dr. Yasmine Aquilina Family businesses unquestionably form the backbone of the Maltese economy. From small family-owned retail outlets to...

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Asset Management Banking & Finance Financial Services Regulation | Jun 15, 2018

A holistic approach to regulating cryptocurrencies and virtual financial assets in Malta

Malta’s Parliament has recently approved three bills surrounding blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. These bills were presented by the government in order to instil legal certainty...

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Banking & Finance | Apr 18, 2018

Virtual Currencies & ICOs in Malta – State of Play

It is fair to say that virtual currencies (“VC”) and initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been all the rage in 2017 and, while many of...

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Latest Compliance Alerts


Compliance Financial Services Regulation | Sep 13, 2016

Malta based UCITS Collective Investment Schemes / Malta based retail Non-UCITS

If you are the Compliance Officer of a Malta based UCITS Collective Investment Scheme with accounting period ending on the 31st December, the Half-yearly Audited...

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Financial Services Regulation Investment Services | Apr 26, 2016

Category 2 & 3 MiFID Licence Holders

If you are a Category 2 or 3 (MiFID) Investment Services Licence Holder, the Interim COREP Return is due to the MFSA by the 11th...

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Latest Events


Malta Individual Investor Program (IIP) | Malta Citizenship by Investment Program | Oct 15, 2018

Henley & Partners’ 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference

Meet GVZH Advocates' citizenship and residence team at the Henley & Partners 12th Global Residence and Residence Conference held in Dubai in November 2018.

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) | Oct 11, 2018

iTechLaw – 2018 European Conference

The iTechLaw 2018 European conference will cover many of the latest trending international technology legal topics.

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Sep 25, 2018

IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018

The 2018 IBA Annual Conference will be held in the elegant backdrop of Rome. This event will bring together delegates from all over the world...

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Banking & Finance | Sep 19, 2018

BlockFinance: The Financial Instrument Test in the context of the VFA Act

FinanceMalta is proud to host its fourth official blockchain & cryptocurrency technology conference launching Malta as a regulated virtual currency and ICO centre. The Financial Instrument...

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