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Competition / Antitrust Regulation
Oct 23, 2017

Amendments to the Competition Act: New Penalties

On the 13th October 2017 amendments to the Competition Act were made by means of Act XXV of 2017 (“Amendment Act”). These amendments strengthened the...

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Private Clients, Citizenship & Residence
Oct 03, 2017

Identity Malta updates Citizenship Rules

Identity Malta, the agency responsible for the administration of Malta’s citizenship by investment programme has issued a circular to all Accredited Agents advising of some...

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Prevention of Money Laundering in Malta
Oct 03, 2017

Bill implementing 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive submitted to Maltese parliament

Like the majority of EU countries, Malta missed the previously set 26th June deadline to implement the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive (EU) No. 2015/849...

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Sep 25, 2017

GVZH Advocates Implements Cloud Infrastructure Strategy

GVZH Advocates is pleased to announce the roll-out of its cloud-based technology infrastructure. The GVZH Cloud Project is part of the firm’s on-going commitments to...

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Financial Services Regulation
Sep 14, 2017

ESMA Cracks Down on the Enforcement of Financial Information

In July of 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’) published the results of a peer-review conducted by an Assessment Group which considered National...

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Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) Financial Services Regulation
Aug 22, 2017

MFSA – Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Notified Alternative Investment Funds Regime

On the 7th August 2017, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) issued a consultation document regarding amendments which are being proposed to the Investments Services...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jul 28, 2017

Amendment to The Highly Qualified Persons Rules

Legal Notice 192 of 2017 of the Income Tax Act (Chapter 123 of the Laws of Malta) has recently amended the Highly Qualified Person Rules...

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iGaming Law
Jul 12, 2017

MGA publishes White Paper on major reforms to the Malta Gaming Legal Framework

The Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) has published a white paper requesting industry feedback in connection with a far-reaching overhaul of Malta’s current gaming legislation. In...

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Financial Services Regulation
Jun 14, 2017

GVZH Advocates wins Mondaq Top Communicator Award

GVZH Advocates’ recent article outlining the Maltese law rules regulating Fintech has won Mondaq’s Top Article award for the month of May 2017. Mondaq is...

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