Publications

Publications
 24 mar 2020 Magdalena Velkovska
Greece has made changes to its Tax Acts which include the introduction of a Non-Dom regime for Greek tax residents who can profit from a taxation exemption on foreign income.
 23 mar 2020 Steve Muscat Azzopardi
Most entrepreneurs looking to expand internationally focus on logistical and operational aspects, while failing to consider critical matters such as taxation, the legal framework or protection of business assets. When entrepreneurs make the step from operating as a sole trader to a corporate structure or formal partnership, they incorporate the legal entity in their own jurisdiction. Here are 4 aspects entrepreneurs should consider in their choice of jurisdiction for their online business.
 20 mar 2020 Silvana Zammit
In COVID-19 times, businesses are experiencing a slow but probably prolonged business interruption scenario of unprecedented magnitude. The Maltese and the multi-national business community in Malta are facing business interruption challenges including sickness, voluntary and possibly soon forced lock-down directives, major economic slow-down, significant dips in revenue and perhaps cash-flow problems. Inevitably, these necessitate important business decisions to ensure business continuity.
 20 mar 2020 Charlene Mifsud
The legal implications of Maltese contract law may be vast in cases where a contractual obligation is delayed or not performed at all due to repercussions arising from measures taken in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19. Is the counter-party able to sue for non-performance in such cases? Can 'force majeure' be cited as a defence?
 20 mar 2020 Silvana Zammit
This legal notice is an important development, clarifying how time-off work of an employee due to quarantine measures in place should be treated at law. The announcement of such legal notice has triggered a serious of reactions especially from employers, considering that this measure, introduces and added burden on them. Bodies representing employers have started discussions with the Government. The Government has in the meantime, announced a number of fiscal incentives to assist employers.
 16 mar 2020 Antoine Saliba Haig
An article on the Malta Citizenship Statistics compiled to date. Malta Citizenship Statistics also by region of origin.
 16 mar 2020 Antoine Saliba Haig
Malta Citizenship Programme Statistics for the period between July 2015 to June 2016. Malta Citizenship Programme Statistics show continued growth @ success
 09 mar 2020 Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
The Bolar Provision was established within the United States as a result of the Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceutical judgement. Malta’s has taken a pro-active approach within this industry and has implemented the Bolar Provision during 2003. This has served to position Malta as a jurisdiction of choice for pharmaceutical companies, and this is reflected in the high number of pharmaceutical companies relocating to Malta on an annual basis.
 08 mar 2020 Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
In this article of The Executive, Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi discusses the manner in which Malta has adopted the Bolar Exemption and how it attracted reputable pharmaceutical companies to establish themselves within our shores. Dr Chetcuti Cauchi explores the Bolar Exemption, with particular emphasis on the safe harbours that the exemption presents in different countries.
 08 mar 2020 Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. The Bolar provision originated in the United States, by virtue of the judgement Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceutical.


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