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GTG Advocates
On 7 May 2020 the European Commission published a Communication on an Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.
Malta
GVZH Advocates
The Brexit transition period is ending on the 31st of December 2020, as established in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement (the ‘Agreement'), which came into force on the 1st of February 2020.
CSB Group
On the 20th of November, the new Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment regulations were published by the Maltese Government.
GVZH Advocates
The National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office ("NFDI Office") was set up in Malta, in order to implement the provisions of EU Regulation 2019/452.
WH Partners
The Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community came into effect on 1st February 2020.
KPMG Malta
Regulators stepped up the enforcement of AML/CFT laws and regulations which is more visible in the fines imposed and published on subject persons.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The global nature of many corporate transactions involving subsidiaries and affiliates located all around the world has spurred the need for the enactment of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (the "Regulation").
Ganado Advocates
Following the local transposition of the 5th AML Directive[1] earlier on this year, the Centralised Bank Account Register Regulations came into force on the 20 October 2020 through Legal Notice 401 of 2020.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has confirmed that in terms of EU Law, Member States need to ensure that recourse to a series of successive temporary agency
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
On 18 September 2020 the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (the "FIAU") published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures – Part II
Gauci-Maistre Xynou Legal |Assurance
The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, has published Legal Notice 369 of 2020 entitled "Extension of Temporary Emphyteusis in a Contract for a Commercial Premises
GTG Advocates
Act I of 2020 was published on 7th February to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (CAP. 373) (‘PMLA').
GTG Advocates
This mechanism to file STRs casts doubts on fulfilment of the obligation to do so "promptly" in line with the FATF Recommendations."
Ganado Advocates
In the case of subject persons, the five (5) day working period has been, for many years, synonymous with the time frame within which suspicious transactions...
Ganado Advocates
In this fourth article in this series, we will be looking at the principles behind a customer risk assessment and certain key considerations to be borne in mind when developing a robust customer risk
Gauci-Maistre Xynou Legal |Assurance
On 18 September 2020 the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (the "FIAU") published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures...
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
On the 15th September 2020, the FIAU issued a revised version of Part I of the Implementing Procedures. The amendments primarily concern one of the main issues highlighted in Malta's Mutual Evaluation
GVZH Advocates
The NFDI Screening Office was set up in order to implement the provisions of EU Regulation 2019/452 of the 19th of March 2019, establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union.
Mamo TCV Advocates
In the Case of Aquilina v Malta (Application no. 40246/18) decided on 9 June 2020 and the Case of Montanaro and Others v. Malta (Application no. 29964/18) decided on 1 September 2020
Mamo TCV Advocates
On 26 August 2020, the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) published its 'Interpretative Note: Relevant Activity for Lawyers' (the Interpretative Note)...
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