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Data Protection iGaming Law
May 08, 2018

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Publishes Industry Guidelines on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In anticipation of the coming into force of the GDPR, the MGA, in consultation with the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (“IDPC”)...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law Private Clients, Citizenship & Residence Tax in Malta
Apr 30, 2018

Qualifying Employment in Maritime Activities and the Servicing of Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Activities (Personal Tax) Rules, 2018

The Qualifying Employment in Maritime Activities and the Servicing of Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Activities (Personal Tax) Rules, 2018 is a programme that allows...

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Tax in Malta
Apr 30, 2018

HQP Rules Extended to the Medical Sector

The Highly Qualified Persons Rules (“HQP”) is a programme that allows senior employees engaged by licensed / recognised operators in the financial services, remote gaming...

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Financial Services Regulation Investment Services
Apr 23, 2018

MFSA issue a consultation paper on the Financial Instrument Test

Following the issuance of a Consultation Document on Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), Virtual Currencies (“VC”) and Related Service Providers, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”)...

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Data Protection iGaming Law
Mar 16, 2018

New Gaming Bill to be tabled in Maltese Parliament

As a first step towards the much anticipated legal reform governing Malta’s gaming industry, the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation, Hon....

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iGaming Law Tax in Malta Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Mar 06, 2018

The applicability of the Qualifying Employment in Innovation & Creativity Rules has been extended

The Qualifying Employment in Innovation and Creativity (Personal Tax) Rules (the “Rules”), have now been extended to the 31st of December 2018. These Rules which...

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Private Clients, Citizenship & Residence Residence and Work Permits in Malta The Employment of Foreign Workers in Malta
Feb 27, 2018

Croatian Nationals no longer need a work permit to work in Malta

Following the Maltese President’s visit to Croatia at the end of February 2018, it has been announced that Croatian nationals no longer need to apply...

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Advantages of the Malta Flag for Yachts Commercial Yacht Registration Shipping Tax in Malta
Feb 23, 2018

Positive news for Malta’s shipping sector

On the 19th December 2017, the European Commission issued a conditional approval of the Maltese tonnage tax scheme, which approval is valid for a period...

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Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
Feb 15, 2018

Proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation Faces Backlash

Following a proposal which was put forward by the Commission in May 2016, on the 6th February, 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of...

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