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 17 May 2018 Michelle de Maria
Learn more about the changes of the definition of a “participating holding” in Malta following the Malta Budget Implementation Act, where Income or capital gains derived by Malta companies from a qualifying participating holdings may be exempt from tax in Malta at the option of the company
 11 May 2018 Silvana Zammit
The launch of the new Gaming Act simplifies the Malta Gaming Licence. The new Malta Gaming Act provides for only 2 types of licences: Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Customer (B2C).
 07 May 2018 Dr Charlene Mifsud
Changes in the organisational structure of the Malta Registry of Companies
 25 Apr 2018 Priscilla Mifsud Parker
To strengthen the concept of Malta as the official Blockchain Island, three bills have recently been approved by Parliament to regulate Distributed Ledger Technologies, including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. With various incentives attracting foreign direct investment, Malta is proving to be the ideal jurisdiction. Chetcuti Cauchi has welcomed the business-friendly approach Malta has adopted, with the hope of providing assistance to clients who wish to invest in the Blockchain Island.
 20 Apr 2018 Chetcuti Cauchi
Mondaq, one of the most popular hosts for articles written by professional advisors, has named Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates the ‘Contributor Most Read’ in Malta for March 2018.
 19 Apr 2018 Priscilla Mifsud Parker
The DQR Group, a renowned German conglomerate of companies specialising in blockchain-based services in research and education, has announced it shall be establishing its headquarters in Malta. This is set to cement Malta's reputation as a Blockchain island and employ over 200 workers
 18 Apr 2018 Priscilla Mifsud Parker
The MFSA has recently issued a Financial Instruments Test ('the Test') which those setting up an ICO in Malta or undertaking any activity in relation to such DLT assets in or from Malta, including those already issued overseas will need to apply to determine which set of regulations will regulate their business. The Test will determine whether a DLT asset will be treated as a Virtual Token, a Virtual Financial Token or as a financial instrument under MiFID.
 15 Apr 2018 Priscilla Mifsud Parker
Capital markets in Malta are increasingly experiencing growth as well as liquidity. Malta has proved to be successful in the various financial services sectors and is also committed to develop its capital markets. In this respect, in October 2016, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) launched the ‘National Capital Markets Strategic Plan’ with the aim to enhance the potential of the Maltese capital markets and increase Malta’s international profile as a proactive financial centre. The ‘National Capital
 14 Apr 2018 Thea Leigh Micallef
Malta is looking into allowing gaming companies to accept cryptocurrencies. On the 29th of March, the Malta Gaming Authority issued a consultation document which provides guidance on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology and on the acceptance of Virtual Currencies through the implementation of a Sandbox Environment. The purpose behind this is for MGA to be at the forefront of remote gaming regulation and the use of new technologies.
 12 Apr 2018 Colin German
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