It is a fact that with the increased mobility of persons, the reality is that instances of estates spanning multiple jurisdictions with heirs, also located in various jurisdictions, have become much more common.
Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 was adopted on the 4th July 2012 with the aim of simplifying cross-border successions and in the light of today's globalised European environment.
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
Malta is among the 18 EU member states where new EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships, entered into force on 29 January 2019.
Malta, traditionally a civil law jurisdiction, has adopted the trust law into its legislation and permits therefore not only the establishment of trusts, but also accepts and recognises foreign trusts...
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici was engaged as a National Rapporteur for Malta in a pan European study on the cross-border recognition of official documents relating to inheritance matters.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
Over the last two decades, Malta has seen enormous growth in areas such as maritime, tourism and financial services.