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South Korea and Thailand move to regulate and tax Crypto by mid-year 2018 following earlier stumbling blocks.
The newly launched Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Programme will allow investors the benefit of travelling to over 125 countries without visa requirements, including all countries in Europe’s Schengen Area, as well as countries such as Russia, Turkey & Brazil.
 01 Aug 2018 Thea Leigh Massa
The overhaul to the Maltese gaming regime has officially been implemented as of today.
Recent changes have been brought about by the Cypriot Government requiring investors in the Cyprus Investment Programme to be represented by a Registered Service Provider. Recognising this need, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has officially been registered and granted a licence, ensuring that our clients receive the best service at all times.
MFSA launches guidelines to facilitate classification of DLT assets via the Financial Instruments Test. The Malta Financial Instruments Test must be carried out by the Issuer of the ICO as well as the VFA Agent in order to determine whether the DLT asset qualifies as a virtual token, a financial instrument under MiFID or a Virtual Financial Asset under the new Virtual Financial Assets Act.
 25 Jul 2018 Dr. Silvana Zammit
AML Implementing procedures for gaming sector have been published following the enforcement of the 4th AML Directive.
 24 Jul 2018 Yana Azzopardi
Fostering a positive work environment is a priority at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, and making sure staff members feel valued and appreciated is essential in ensuring this. Indeed, this was the aim behind the BBQ which Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates organised for its staff members on Friday 20th July 2018 at the Penthouse, Gianpula.
The amount invested in Government stocks totalled €58,371,279. The financial contributions to the National Development and Social Fund amounted to €194 million, whilst €83 million where transferred to the Consolidated Fund.  According to the forecasts published by the European Commission the Malta individual Investor Programme contributed 2.6% of the country’s GDP in 2017.
 19 Jul 2018 Thea Leigh Massa
The implementation of the new Gaming Act has been pushed back to the 1st of August 2018, postponing the implementation by one month following the submission of a detailed opinion to the European Commission by Poland.
The Moldova Citizenship by Investment programme has recently been launched for third-country nationals to obtain Moldovan citizenship. With the scheme offering the lowest threshold for investment and plenty of options for investors, foreign direct investors will be able to benefit from visa-free travel to 121 countries.


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