Understanding the Taxation IP

Optimising the value and revenue-generating capability of intellectual property (IP) is critical to almost all businesses.

IP lawyers will focus on managing the validity and enforceability of IP in order to optimise its value. This is a process that must be prioritised, but equally important is […]

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Malta – At the forefront in the regulation & development of new technologies

As they say, the only constant is change. Malta decided to lead such change brought about by the adoption of new technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2018 Malta was the first jurisdiction in the world to enact a fully-fledged regulatory framework specifically targeted at regulating DLT based innovative technology arrangements. Amongst the […]

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Company Formations: A jurisdictional guide to setting up a business

QUESTION ONE – What are the most common structures used when international clients want to form a company in your jurisdiction? Any examples? Maltese law provides for the formation of a number of structures, the most common of which comprise the following: Limited Liability Companies The limited liability company is by far the most commonly […]

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Know Your Customer

Ensuring legitimacy in business transactions

The past decade has seen a marked increase in effort from the international community to combat money laundering. As new opportunities to launder money have arisen, aided by technology and […]

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VAT GUIDELINES – YACHT LEASING OPERATIONS

Further guidelines have been issued by the Malta Vat Department on the 28th February 2019. These guidelines refer specifically to Item 12 of Part Two of the Third Schedule of the Vat Act, namely addressing the yacht leasing operations and seeking to mitigate the VAT impact on the purchase of a pleasure yacht, which is […]

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EMCS Ltd joins IR as the exclusive Investment Funds Member in Malta

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Geraldine Schembri of EMCS Ltd. Geraldine has joined IR as our exclusive Investment Funds Member in Malta. For more than 36 years EMCS has provided valued service to organisations with a focus on assisting them to achieve their potential through the […]

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LEGAL HISTORY IN DRUG TRAFFICKING JUDGEMENTS

Two men facing imprisonment for drug trafficking and possession were instead handed a suspended sentence due to amendments made to the law. Jason Abela, 47, and Denis Borg, 40, who were undergoing separate criminal proceedings charged with drug trafficking were both found guilty by the Criminal Court. Jason Abela, in 2002 had been arrested for […]

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Business growth through people.

On miracles, opportunities and strategic actions for business growth through your people. Whether I am in a client meeting with a small uprising enterprise of less than 10 staff members or a well-established group of 300+ employees, the local conversation about people issues touches on the same challenges:  Attracting, interviewing and sourcing candidates whose potential matches […]

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Fundraising via ICO

A Regulatory Perspective

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a concept that has come to real prominence during the last three years, alongside the rise of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT), as […]

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Identifying the Ideal Time to Apply for EU Funding for your Business.

There are currently several opportunities available to commercial entities wishing to grow their business. The Business Enhance Grants managed by the Measures and Support Division are open to both start-ups and established businesses alike. There are several grants available intended to help cover part of the costs of different initiatives such as business plans, shop or factory […]

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Confidence and Trust in an Age of Disruption

Accountants must carry their responsibilities with dignity, confidentiality and professional behaviour while embracing technology, Malta Institute of Accountants president William Spiteri Bailey tells the Times of Malta. Technology leaves no stone unturned, disrupting sectors and professions, and in turn fuelling cycles of adaptation and survival. The accountancy profession is not immune to disruption and has come a […]

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