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GVZH Advocates appoints new Partners

6 May 2019 Dr Luca Vella and Dr Kurt Hyzler have been admitted as Partners of GVZH Advocates within the firm’s Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance and Financial Services Industry practice groups. read more...

Immigration Status of British Citizens Resident in Malta

18 April 2019 On the 9th of April 2019 the Immigration Status of British Citizens Resident in Malta on the Withdrawal Date of the United Kingdom from the European Union Regulations, 2019 (“Regulations”) were published. read more...

Malta in a race to catch up on renewable energy

9 April 2019 Can we be sure that the constant barrage in the media to combat climate change is not another hoax like the millennium bug? read more...

Malta Gaming Authority launches VFA/DLT Sandbox Environment

14 March 2019 The first phase of the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) sandbox environment was launched on 1 January 2019, for the purpose of accepting virtual financial assets (‘VFA’) and virtual tokens as valid consideration for the participation in licensed games. read more...

Summary Dismissal of Employees

4 March 2019 The Court of Appeal overturned a decision of the Industrial Tribunal given in the names of Marco Pisani vs The AV Warehouse and stated that summary dismissal of an employee must be the exception and not the rule. read more...

IDPC fines Lands Authority for Data Breach

26 February 2019 On the 18th of February, the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (“IDPC”) imposed a €5,000 fine on the Lands Authority after having investigated a major data breach in November 2018. read more...

Guidelines in Relation to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

25 February 2019 Guidelines concerning the taxation of DLT Assets under the Income Tax Act, the VAT Act and the Duty and Documents and Transfers Act were published by the Commissioner for Revenue. read more...

Court does not accept clauses that hide an elevated interest rate on loan

15 February 2019 Any loan agreement which hides the fact that more than 8% interest is being charged is not to be accepted. read more...

CTRL +C, CTRL +V can spell trouble by Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance)

14 February 2019 Forget generation gap issues in our ‘Copy & Paste’ habits. Unless you don’t use a computer, copying and pasting is part of our keyboarding lives – especially when it comes to downloading images/video clips to finish off a presentation, blog/vlog post or w read more...

MGA Issue The De Minimis Games Directive

5 February 2019 The Malta Gaming Authority (the ‘MGA’) has issued a new directive, The De Minimis Games Directive, Directive 3 of 2019 (the “Directive”) which aims to exempt small lotteries and/or raffles from the regulatory regime, which would otherwise be applicable. read more...

Google hit with €50 Million fine over GDPR Violation

4 February 2019 On the 25th May 2018, the same day on which the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect, complaints were filed against Google by two groups which advocate for privacy rights. read more...

2019 edition of the Fenech & Fenech Malta Employment Law Conference

4 February 2019 2019 edition of the Fenech & Fenech Malta Employment Law Conference read more...

Malta Employment Law Updates – January 2019

18 January 2019 In August of 2018, four Legal Notices were published making amendments to annual leave entitlement, itemised payslips, transfer of business legislation and temporary agency workers. read more...

Uncommonly High Damages Awarded by the Industrial Tribunal

8 January 2019 On the 5th December 2018, the Industrial Tribunal, in the case of Christopher Zammit Dimech vs Cherry Limited relating to unfair dismissal, awarded €20,000 as compensation for unfair dismissal and €10,000 as compensation for discrimination against the emp read more...

LVMH to buy Belmond luxury hotel group for $3.2 billion

14 December 2018 French luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Friday said it agreed to buy luxury hotel group Belmond in a deal valuing the company at $3.2 billion. read more...

Why the reinvestment rate risk matters

4 December 2018 It is quite common for investors to view the risk of an underlying bond investment from different angles, be it credit risk, interest rate risk, market risk, among others. read more...

New Individual Investor Programme Agency Set Up in Malta

28 November 2018 Aim of setting up a new and separate agency which will be responsible for the Malta citizenship by investment programme read more...

Tax, VAT & Duty implications on Transactions or Arrangements involving DLT Assets

15 November 2018 On the 1st November 2018, Malta’s Commissioner for Revenue (‘CfR’) issued guidelines in relation to transactions or arrangements involving DLT Assets. What follows covers the tax, VAT and duty treatment with respect to such transactions or arrangements, e read more...

Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech elected Vice President of the Comite Maritime International. First Maltese, first woman ever

14 November 2018 Ann Fenech, Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates has this morning been elected as Vice President of the Comite Maritime International (CMI) by the General Assembly of the CMI at the IMO in London. read more...

EU Commission publishes proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business

5 November 2018 Crowdfunding is the raising of money from individuals, to fund a project or carry out a venture.Carried out online, crowdfunding is advantageous because it has the potential to help better match investors with business projects in need of funding read more...

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